What is happening in Greece marks the beginning of a new chapter in politics

the Scots Perspective

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Liam Muir

At the heart of the EU is supposedly a message of peace. Recently however, it seems Greece is being subjected to a different kind of warfare. Financial warfare. This has truly marked the beginning of a new chapter in politics. Why? Because everything done from this point onwards will be done with Greece in mind. The austerity that has been enforced on behalf of the European Central Bank (ECB) has widely been discredited by economists such as Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for that matter. Despite the clear failings of this economic ideology, it continues to be used as the excuse for the erosion of human rights.

So desperate was the situation leading up to Greece’s No vote, cash machines were running out of money. People were facing the prospect of losing the money in their accounts. This is how…

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