Greece and the IMF

21 Feb

It’s been a while since I posted on Greece. Today in CounterPunch I came across a dialogue between Sharmini Peries, co-founder of Real News, and Michael Hudson, Economics Professor at the University of Missouri. Hudson, you may recall, was extensively … Read More »

Don’t blame me …

24 Jun

Yesterday I gave my pencilled cross to a corrupt institution that only last year condemned millions of Greeks to a poverty they’d done nothing to deserve, and has plotted and connived behind our backs to subvert popular will in the … Read More »

Brexit? Soros speaks

21 Jun

George Soros writing in the Guardian today: .. there are speculative forces in the markets much bigger and more powerful. And they will be eager to exploit any miscalculations by the British government or British voters. A vote for Brexit … Read More »

War and Peace – and Brexit

10 May

It was inevitable I guess. With the Brexit focus now on ‘defence’, the arguments on either side get sillier. Cameron says leaving would up the risk of war in Europe but we have to weigh this against his earlier insistence, … Read More »

Greece says όχι

6 Jul

My elation may be short lived and is in any case tempered by the sacrifice of Yanous Varoufakis, whose intelligence and dignity put our politicians to shame. But again Greece has shown courage in the face of crude threat and … Read More »