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A farewell to European democracy

Published 16/11/2011 | 05:00

•Greece, almost immediately followed by Italy, hastily abandoned democracy without warning, without pause for thought and almost certainly at the behest of the recently reformed 'Franco-German Recession Connection'.

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The latter deposed a Caesar and shuffled a socialist pawn off the board in favour of more reliable centurions and more favourable oracles.

In the space of 48 hours, the political landscape of Europe was smashed by a furious hurricane, twisting, shaking, dismantling and grotesquely reforming the terrain without recourse to the wants of the people.

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