Thursday 29 June 2017

If anger is not a policy, then rage might just be

Government is making the right noises, but the austerity that accompanies its broken promises will be ferocious, writes Jody Corcoran

Anger is not a policy, the late Brian Lenihan used to say. But can real anger influence policy? In Greece, the signs indicate the answer is 'maybe'.

As in Ireland, power in Greece rests with the EU and ECB -- who are increasingly at odds -- with a somewhat more bemused IMF looking on: otherwise they are known as the troika.

In the face of a threat of real austerity, there was real anger -- rage -- on the streets of Athens last week.

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