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Time to stand up for Athens in face of EU bullying

Published 03/07/2015

ONCE again the true nature of the European Union is exposed. Behind the face of a Europe of "solidarity" there is nothing more than bullying, arm-twisting and blackmail.

The much-vaunted sharing of values is nothing more than a cloak to disguise the power of the European and US monopolies. It is their global interest that lies at the very heart of the EU.

The denouncing of the Greek Government's decision to hold a popular referendum is further testimony as to how shallow the commitment of the ruling group is to democracy.

It is - and always has been - one of "do as we say and do as you are told". Those who still harbour illusions as to the real nature of the EU and that somehow it can be transformed from within need to rethink this unrealistic position.

Once again, the citizens of Europe need to stand in solidarity with the Greek people in opposition to the EU and what it is attempting to impose upon its people.

There is no doubt there will a be cacophony of threats and expressions of dire consequences to be heard from all the pro-EU parties and the Press. But they cannot hide the reality that the aim of the EU is to solve the crisis at the expense of its people.

PAUL DORAN

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