Wednesday 22 November 2017

Beware claims Greeks have 'bested' the EU

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early opinion polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early opinion polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
John Downing

John Downing

Even when compared to some recent Irish conundrums, this was a very peculiar referendum.

Amid the dithering and mixed messages from the Athens government, it was not always easy to make out what exactly yesterday's Greek vote was about.

But it in essence it looked rather like this:

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