...and this BBC opinion piece is painfully laughable:
"But the point about this deal is - once again in the eurozone, it was a case of politics trumping economics.
"The desire to keep the eurozone together was stronger (for now) than the economic forces threatening to pull it apart."
That's exactly what didn't happen. A blind religion of economics and a non-elected body or three trumped any sense of democracy.
The Germans could easily have dropped the false economic concept. One detail today is that they are hiding behind "rules"--they are reluctant to use the mechanism described to save Greece, and the reason given is "the rules won't allow it."
So change the rules. It is called politics.
Unless the BBC means using economics as a political weapon, it is as usual in this case totally upside down. Weapon aka "the economic forces threatening to tear it apart" aka the hubris of Germany.
Why? Because they have to mock the euro at the back of every sentence on Europe. Why? Because Cameron is threatening to axe the BBC.
Don't pin the tragedy tail on the wrong donkey BBC.
What the editorial is in fact implying is: "If we Brits had been in charge, we would've punished Greece even worse."
See--Britain didn't need a Nazi party. It was already #1 in world domination. Any excuse to clobber the Germans--from a position to the right of them.