What we have witnessed is a coup d’état: bloodless and genteel, but a coup d’état none the less. In Athens and in Rome, elected prime ministers have been toppled in favour of Eurocrats – respectively a former Vice-President of the European Central Bank and a former European Commissioner.So if the people don't get a say, and the mere mention of a referendum in Greece was enough to send everyone into a fit of hysterics, what kind of government is it?
Both countries now have what are called ‘national governments’, though they have been put together for the sole purpose of implementing policies that would be rejected in a general election.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Everyone treats it like it is such a good thing. Italy and Greece have new governments. But what does that really mean? Debt crisis: live - Telegraph