Nearly every discussion of the Greek fiasco is based on a morality play. Call it Naughty Greece versus Noble Europe. Those troublesome Greeks never belonged in the euro, runs this story. Once inside, they got themselves into a big fat mess – and now it’s up to Europe to sort it all out.
Those are the basics all Wise Folk agree on. Then those on the right go on to say feckless Greece must either accept Europe’s deal or get out of the single currency.
The people who have actually been right all along are the euro sceptics (as opposed to the eurosceptics). The people who were saying that the eurozone simply was not an optimal currency area and thus would not work.
You know, people like me, who were saying this on this ‘ere internet when you were still at Oxford studying history. Given that we’ve been proven right would be nice to be acknowledged.