Mannerless Brussels Disses Democracy – Greece Today, Next UK?

Interesting actually to listen to what Syriza leader Tsipras said during his election campaign. He sounded as much right as left, with a clearly nationalist appeal.



Pity is that if you examine his party and its platform you find no sign he’s prepared to carry on the war against crimmigrants which Greece has been waging admirably for some years. 

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However, there’s always hope.

He has now formed a coalition with the Greek Independents, described as ‘rightwing and populist,’ the latter adjective almost always indicative of a commitment to the real meaning of democracy.

However, Tsipras is the people’s choice, like it or not, and the laggard despatch of standard courtesies by the EurocRats is totally out of order. 



It’s deliberate disrespect towards not one politician but to the entire Greek nation. But hardly a novel display of contempt for democracy.

Who’s forgotten how Brussels slapped diplomatic sanctions on Austria, a fellow-EU member, when the people there gave the ‘rightwing, populist’ Freedom Party enough votes to put them into a governing coalition?’ Brits will know what to expect later this year!

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EU leaders slow to congratulate Syriza




 EU president Donald Tusk, whose office is normally quick to congratulate the winner of a national election in one of the EU’s member states, had not publicly reacted by Monday morning, nor had EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

And Cameron was just as crass, taking his cue from HMV in Brussels.

It seems that, of the big beasts in Europe. only two were prompt to congratulate Tsipras, Hollande and Schultz – two men I don’t often have much good to say about, but tonight I applaud their civility..

There’s no good reason not to be polite.

If I find myself in the company of a pinko, I behave properly, chat away  – dealing with people in a social or commercial context is not like blogging, which is a means to an end, getting a message across.

In politics too, you can slag off opponents as much as you like on the campaign trail, but face-to-face? It’s perfectly possible to sit down and argue agreeably with a pinko, provided he enjoys a drink and a laugh. And if it’s a she?

Only a few days ago, I met a very pretty lady from the UK who suddenly confessed to me that her worst nightmare would be a British Coalition Government including UKIP.  My response was to say that my fervent hope would be just that, ASAP.

We then got on with a normal conversation. About the price of booze and how much fun we’d had as students.