Monday 5 December 2016

Drama was not about the fall of Greece, but of 'Europe'

This story of Greece is one which clarifies everything, and which shows how it all works

Published 19/07/2015 | 02:30

‘When the IMF starts to look like the Vincent de Paul, you know that it’s all over’
‘When the IMF starts to look like the Vincent de Paul, you know that it’s all over’

Patrick Coveney, who runs Greencore and who is the brother of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, spoke for all of his kind and their brothers, when he told CNBC's Squawk Box that the best thing that could happen for the Irish Government would be for the Greeks to be kicked out of the eurozone tomorrow.

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"If you have kept a country together and inflicted shared and collective pain for some medium to long-term benefit, and someone else comes in with the political equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme, it undermines the entire narrative", he said.

Ah, the narrative. The story.

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