By Jason Moore

Just when it looked as if Spain was back on track and heading for economic recovery the Greeks throw their toys out of the pram and vote in an anti-austerity government which puts new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on a collision course with the rest of the European Union. But what concerns me is how the Greek election will hit us in the rest of Europe. How I see it, the Greeks have only themselves to blame for the financial mess they found themselves in.  We have all been living in austerity across  Europe for the last five years, ever since the recession first hit. Now the Greeks have done very well from the European Union. In other-words German tax-payers have been bank rolling the country for the last five years with billions of euros. I would urge the Greek government to try and balance their books first before they start abandoning austerity.  It is not the fault of the European Union that Greece got into this financial mess, it is the fault of their own politicians. Spain was also in a poor financial state along with Britain. But slowly both governments are busy trying to balance the books and get their countries back on a sound economic footing. Perhaps the Greeks should do the same. I sincerely hope that the European Union holds firm and demands the return of the money which has been wasted on Greece. Greece has been the cause of so many economic upsets in the euro-zone.  Perhaps it is time they were asked to leave.


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