The newspapers are full of photos of unseemly fighting and general unruly behaviour; If it’s not the Canadian hockey fans, it’s Ascot and if its not there then its Greece. I feel saddened when I see the images of Athens, ignoring the anarchists, of the common
working man who is caught up in the problems. I’m a regular visitor to Greece and I like the laid back approach to life and the general demeanor of the Greeks but talk to any small business man and he will tell you that tax avoidance is a national sport and
that in part means there will be some painful years ahead.
Greece is a net debtor, it is spending significantly above its GDP hence the massive austerity program and equally is incapable of collecting taxes and so how does Greece come up with the money to repay its debt? I believe the Euro Tsars have much to answer
for here. In their haste to expand the Euro they had their heads in the sand when Greece joined up or did they just nod through the accounts for Greece PLC. Greece was like a child in a sweetie store and thought that being aligned to the European big boys
like Germany would solve all its problems, and in the short term that's what the borrowing did, but by sparing the rod at the start of the process they have ruined the child.