Downhill PV wrote:
Simitis is usually attacked by leftists as a "conservative". There have been firebombs placed outside his office, shootings outside his home. Most politicians these days (except leftists) get small firebombs placed outside their offices. Not that it makes any difference whatsoever. The soap opera of Greek politics continues unabated, with bickering over liberalising taxi licences and tanker driver permits. This isn't the band playing on the Titanic, they are way past that stage. 99.99% of Greek politicians have simply given up trying to deal with the economic crisis. And 100% of the people have given up hope.
What next? Revolution, or descent into irreversible apathy?
political anarchy, like Argentina about 10 years ago, with multiple parties trying to govern and all failing. Continous political rioting (like Thailand) and surge in criminality (like Mexico). Mass exodus of the professional class.
And eventually, a realisation that no measures can save Greece, so a complete debt writeoff alongside exit from the Euro.