Thursday 8 December 2016

Noonan is right, we are not like the Greeks -- they are creating a new form of democracy

Published 30/06/2011 | 05:00

A statue in Athens
'joins' the protest
against severe
new austerity
measures
A statue in Athens 'joins' the protest against severe new austerity measures
A statue in Athens 'joins' the protest against severe new austerity measures

MICHAEL Noonan has said we should get T-shirts printed up with "We're not Greece" on the front and "We're not Portugal" on the back. Obviously, he said it disparagingly.

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The Greek citizens are birthing a new form of active citizen-driven democracy in the square in Athens. An open mic allows any speaker two minutes to put forward ideas. They are working on policy and are refusing to bend the knee to blaringly corrupt internal governance and to voracious external financial interests.

So, yes minister, we are not the Greeks. More the shame on us.

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