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‘EU forcing Greece into austerity’


European calls for Greek contingency plans are nothing more than brinkmanship, believes John Laughland of the Institute of Democracy and Co-operation.

­Laughland told RT that European political forces will do whatever it takes to keep the euro afloat, and are leaving Greek voters no choice as they try to convince them austerity is the only option.

"There is a very great probability that the euro will break up. But the European political class will do anything – and I mean anything – to keep it together. In other words, I think that this call to set up contingency plans is in fact brinkmanship. Brinkmanship addressed to the Greek electorate, because the Greek electorate is being forced into a corner by the European political class."

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