The Greek paradox

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Time and again last night I heard the message from politicians, commentators and economists that Greece needs a new beginning. It needs reform of its economy, its taxes, its corruption, its civil service and more besides.

And those same people then went on to celebrate the fact that the status quo has been preserved.

This is the paradox inherent in this Greek farce. Those who recognise the need for change are desperate to prevent it happening.

And that's why this election result will solve nothing. The people of Greece cannot survive the burden being demanded of them. That's a simple fact; it's not a subjective comment. In which case this election has not addressed the issues in urgent need of being addressed. All it has done is keep some bankers happy, temporarily.

Greece needs urgent reform. It needs to be a Courageous State. That path has been blocked for now. But its time has to come.