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After the Greek debacle and the refugee treatment it's increasingly hard to fathom what the EU is for, let alone what holds it together, or why anyone except the Eastern Europeans would have any faith -or want to stay- in it.
If they hadn't made it so difficult to leave probably several nations would have bailed by now, especially if referendums were held.

The troika has made few friends, indeed it has not even seen the sense in trying to. Their job needs no marketing, they're the cleanup crew who leave the place worse than they found it.

I kinda hope the UK does leave, it might induce some self-critical reflection in Brussels. Anything but this entropic crumbling amid political inertia. About the only semi-credible ideational alternative is Varoufakis, and he's got quite the job ahead of him convincing a largely ignorant, linguistically challenged populus of 500 million souls to reverse neoliberalism and its attendant brain rot.
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Apr 7th, 2016 at 05:53:38 PM EST
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