“There were 5,000 Greek police there using tear gas and there were 10 major buildings that were set on fire. It really was a very dramatic scene that took place in Athens on Sunday. The Greek Prime Minister, before the vote, said, ‘Violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country.’ My response to that today, on the floor of the European Parliament, was, ‘What democratic country?’ You know we’ve got a Prime Minister that nobody voted for and we now have what is called ‘The Troika,’ who are bureaucrats from the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF.
These three bureaucrats come in once a fortnight and they tell the Greek Prime Minister what he may and may not do. There is no democracy in Greece. The country that invented democracy has now had it stripped away. Is it any wonder that people take to the streets and things turn violent if their rights have been taken from them? That was really the key point I was making today.”
via My Blog.