Everybody following this knows by now that Greece forgave Germany's debt in 1953. Times were different, circumstances were different - but that's what has snagged on the public consciousness. More to the point, the deal was reached, we're told, at the end of a marathon (sic) seventeen-hour talking session. Yes, those ministers, mostly late-middle-aged men and women, spent seventeen hours arguing and then finally agreeing that more lending was the best way to get their impossible debt repaid. Yeah, right.
Also in the public consciousness is the strange truth that Greece has been getting steadily worse off since the Eurozone first started to help. Today and tomorrow, the Greek parliament, which of course represents the Greek people, will be voting on whether to accept a worse deal than the Greek people have already rejected.
So my question is, if the Greek parliament says no, whose fault will that be?