Grexit

From Greece with love

22 August 2017 11:24

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the decision has been met with derision and mockery by many foreign media…

Watch: Nigel Farage on why Ukip is still relevant

30 July 2015 16:38

Nigel Farage emerged from his summer break today to kickstart his party’s No campaign. The Ukip leader hit out at…

A beginner’s guide to Euroscepticism

13 July 2015 16:32

As a long-time Eurosceptic, I should be happy about the Johnny-Come-Latelys now swelling the sceptic ranks. Following Euro-institutions’ wicked treatment…

The Germans have just changed the whole dynamic of the Euro

13 July 2015 13:51

The ancient Greeks used to drop iron bars into the sea to demonstrate the permanence of the agreement they were…

Left-wing Eurosceptics are finally starting to reveal themselves

9 July 2015 16:19

Even if everything goes wronger still, the Greek No vote is a great victory for the left. Until now, the…

‘Banging on about Europe’ doesn’t seem so dumb now, does it?

9 July 2015 11:51

As we watch the Eurozone catastrophe enter its latest ‘final phase’ one phrase keeps recurring to me.  That phrase is…

You’ll never understand Greece from a God’s eye view

7 July 2015 17:48

We were breakfasting outside on the morning of the Greek referendum. The result could only be guessed at and all…

The Greeks haven’t exactly got negotiations off to a good start

7 July 2015 15:31

Eurozone leaders are holding a summit later today to discuss the Greeks’ proposal for dealing with their debt that was…

Time running out for a Greek deal warns Osborne

6 July 2015 17:56

Right now, Britain is sitting on the side-lines waiting to see if there is, to use George Osborne’s phrase, an…

Does anybody still believe that the EU is a benign institution?

6 July 2015 14:59

Ever since Margaret Thatcher U-turned in the dying days of her premiership, there has been a kind of agreement between…

Greece has chosen to inflict heavy economic damage on itself

6 July 2015 7:59

The Greek referendum will change nothing. Greek voters already expressed their great dissatisfaction with the bailout packages when they elected Syriza…

Alexis Tsipras asked if people were happy. The answer was always going to be ‘no’

5 July 2015 23:20

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has just done something unthinkable. He has won the Greek referendum. And make no mistake, it was…

The Greeks have voted ‘no’. Now, the real crisis will begin

5 July 2015 20:07

In a landslide vote, the Greeks have said ‘no’ to the latest EU bailout deal – and, perhaps, to the Euro itself. Alexis…

Globalists v localists: the new reality of 21st century politics

5 July 2015 18:37

Tonight it looks like the Oxi’s have it, and Greece’s fraught relationship with the Franks has reached a new phase,…

Why is the FT ordering Greece to do what Germany wants?

1 July 2015 13:46

‘The Greek people,’ the Financial Times leading article said on Monday, ‘would be well advised to listen closely to the…

The sooner Greece leaves the euro, the better

1 July 2015 11:24

Ten years ago, the Greek minister Yainnos Papantoniou came to London to give a talk at the London School of…

Greek government proposes third Eurozone bailout on the eve of IMF default

30 June 2015 17:30

The Greek government is making one final throw of the dice. Just hours before Greece is set to default on…

Greeks v Franks – why culture still matters

30 June 2015 15:13

During the period of the crusades Greeks would refer to western Europeans by the generic term ‘Frank’, derived from the…

Greece’s service economy is no match for Germany’s mercantile one

24 June 2015 18:25

It sounds a bit odd these days but economics was actually invented by the Greeks. Back then, in ancient Greece,…

The one thing that might ensure a Greek deal: fear

23 June 2015 11:17

On a narrow, sloping street in downtown Athens sits a graffiti-strewn wall that has captured the spirit of a nation.…