Sunday 17 December 2017

Thomas Molloy: Greek referendum plan causing havoc in Europe

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou
Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou

Q: So the Greeks are going to have a referendum. What's the fuss? Sure don't we have them all the time?

A: This is a little different. Absolutely nobody saw this coming. Greek prime minister George Papandreou announced it on Monday night without telling a soul in advance -- not even his finance minister. Naturally, everybody is now speculating madly about his motives.

Q: Well, I can see that he's not going to be flavour of the month but surely the poor Greeks deserve to have some sort of say over the default and all the other things that have been agreed?

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