Thursday, 3 November 2011
Goerge Papandreou, the Prime Minister of Greece, has resigned amid a whole raft of excuses as to why his proposed referendum will not go ahead. "The Greek people don't want a referendum", Constantine Michalos President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce told the BBC. "It would be unconstitutional because the Eurozone package is a done deal and we can't change it even if we want to." Meanwhile the Greece will have a caretaker government headed by Lucas Papademos pictured above. We asked a Greek MP for his view. "Lucas is just what Greece and the world needs at the moment - a former banker who is well versed in graft, corruption, bribery and spin. By the time he's finished talking absolute garbage most Greek people won't have a clue what's going on and will settle down to accept being shafted by the rest of Europe in order to save the Euro. The problem with old George was that he didn't have the skill to completely bamboozle everyone and it was right he should move aside for a more slippery man to take his place. That's what happens when national leaders get carried away by the idea of democracy."