Greek anger contrasts with our own abject apathy

Following graphic television reports of the demonstrations in Athens last week, the first question an RTE presenter asked was about the financial markets’ reaction to the demonstrations.

8th May, 2010

Following graphic television reports of the demonstrations in Athens last week, the first question an RTE presenter asked was about the financial markets’ reaction to the demonstrations.

The question was not why the Greeks were so angry over what was happening. Why are they saying on the streets of Greece: ‘‘We are not like Ireland’’ (meaning: ‘‘We won’t lie down in the face of the demands of the financial markets, as the people of...

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