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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:22 AM

The EU will treat Britain like Greece

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Source: Sunday Telegraph

By Matthew Holehouse, Brussels


I arrived in Brussels as the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent in early June, 2015. A fortnight later, Alexis Tsipras snubbed Brussels, and called a referendum on the third bailout that was designed to save the Eurozone from collapse.

The terms he was later given - €50bn of assets sold and a de facto control of economic policy surrendered - were so harsh they were later denounced as a "coup".

It taught me two things: that in the cause of its salvation the European Union can be profoundly flexible and exceptionally brutal, and that events can swiftly take a momentum that is hard to control.

Nothing of that experience gives me hope for the years that now await our country.


Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/26/the-eu-will-treat-britain-like-greece/



This gives a very good idea of what to expect from the EU. Now that the UK has taken its decision, this is about survival of the EU. The "European Project" must survive.

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:28 AM

1. They treated Greece like Greece without waiting for Grexit. (nt)

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:29 AM

2. This is an opinion piece, not LBN (nt)

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:31 AM

3. LOCKING

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