Today's quote in my Blogging for Leave series comes courtesy of Douglas Carswell, the UKIP MP for Clacton. Having encouraged sustained borrowing in Greece, the EU abrogated all responsibility:
"In response to the inevitable crash, though, only Greece was expected to pay the price. Instead of making the lenders who made bad investments in Greece bear the full cost of their bad decisions, the EU Troika has forced Greece into a vicious circle of economic contraction and debt expansion that creates a constant crisis."
Brussels may or may not succeed in postponing the next Greek crisis until after the UK's referendum on June 23rd. But that crisis will come - Greece cannot possibly function as a nation state and pay its debts to the troika. Carswell adds:
"But to keep up the absurd pretence that the single currency is a success, the Greeks have been reduced to debt servitude instead. The EU hasn't just failed to save the Greek economy. It has sacrificed the Greek economy to save the European project."