Europe shocked by Greek referendum on bailout deal

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has offered voters a referendum on the latest EU deal to rescue the country from bankruptcy, which could lead to Greece's exit from the eurozone and new parliamentary elections.

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  • Bruce posted:

    on 1st November 2011, 13:01:45 - Reply

    Ask the people for their opinion?? Whatever next?? David Cameron could learn a lesson here, although one suspects that this has more to do with Papandreou saving his own skin.
  • Geoff Naylor posted:

    on 1st November 2011, 11:25:33 - Reply

    Quite right. The Greek people should be able to make their opinions felt. This should be a take-it-or-leave-it vote. And if they vote against the plan they should be removed from the Euro-group.
    What that decision means for Greece in the future is then their problem.
    Who knows? Perhaps everyone will be better for it!