Wednesday 7 December 2016

Compromise is not a defeat for Greeks

Published 11/07/2015 | 02:30

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greek myths are coloured by mortal heroes taking on impossible odds, shrugging off chaos and oblivion.

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The last two weeks had taken on something of an epic quality. Syriza rode into Brussels in a chariot borne by defiance, staring the Chancellor in the eye with a 'this town isn't big enough for the both of us' menace.

But as has been already noted, in any battle pitting Greece against the rest, the rest was always going to triumph.

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