The Greek referendum, with its overwhelming vote for “NO” to the EU diktats, was a great win for all who want to see the Brussels monster defeated.
Or was it?
News just out tell that the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has resigned.
He announced his resignation on his blog right after the victory last night.
While we don’t agree with the policies of his party, Syriza, the referendum they gave the Greek people is a text-book example for the machinations of Brussels to thwart the will of the people, and thus it is important for us to learn from it in the run-up to our own referendum, should it ever come.
The main point for me, which Mr Varoufakis so pithily gives, should have all of us worried:
“Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.”
In other words – the arm of Brussels is long, and they will use everything, right up to the beggaring of people who have expressed their will, to get what they want. Let me re-emphasise: we don’t have to agree with or applaud the politics of Syriza, nor the way Mr Tsipras and Mr Varoufakis have tried and still try to get Greece out of the hole they’re in. We have to agree however that it is not for Brussels to thwart that will, by getting one of those politicians opposed to the will of Brussels to resign, with threats made behind closed doors.
We do remember how a few years ago the EU “leaders” literally blackmailed the then Greek President into abandoning the referendum he’d proposed to hold. it was plain and simple: no EU money if that referendum is held. The EUrocrats have learned from this: let the people have their referendum, we can still thwart their will by removing one formidable opponent to our failed policies, using the same ‘no money if you don’t do as we wish’ technique, although a little bit more subtly.
[envoke_twitter_link]What this means for us is that basically, nothing has changed[/envoke_twitter_link]. We had Big Theatre, we had excitement, and now that the games are over, it’s back to ‘normal’. Of course, the ordinary citizens in the Eurozone countries haven’t been asked, nor will they – they can go on paying for this economic debacle through their taxes because the EUrocrats and EU Leaders must keep on looking good. We here in the UK aren’t out of this either. We are not in the Eurozone – but we will be told to pay up anyway because Brussels will spend money needed for other things on more bail-outs, so we’ll have to pay for those other things – like the 1.4 Billion £ demanded last year which Cameron wasn’t going to pay until he did pay. The Brusselocrats are quite creative that way!
It isn’t over, and we better keep in mind that Brussels and Cameron don’t play according to the rules when it comes to referenda, to the will of the people. They will turn a victory of the people into a defeat, with all means at their disposal.
Let me leave you with another quote from Mr Varoufakis:
“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.”
I, for one, shall wear the EUrocrats’ and our EUrophiles’ loathing with pride also!