Monday, July 06, 2015


The votes are in in Greece's referendum, showing a decisive rejection of surrender. The question now is what happens next. Will Germany force Greece from the Euro and the EU as revenge for daring to take this decision to the people, or will they accept that the Greek government simply has no mandate for further destructive austerity and negotiate a deal which might actually help Greece rather than destroying it? And the fact that people can credibly ask that question, that economic warfare against the democratic decision of an EU member state is a live and "serious" option, tells us how sick the European project is, and how divorced it has become from its ideals.

If Europe crushes Greece, then the European dream is dead. The only Europe worth belonging to is a democratic one which works for its people rather than its bankers.