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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

Published 19/06/2011 | 05:00

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'.

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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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