Statement on events in Greece

27 June 2015

Once again the true nature of the European Union is exposed. Behind the face of a “Europe of solidarity” there is nothing more than bullying, arm-twisting, and blackmail. The much-vaunted sharing of values is nothing but a cloak to disguise the power of the European and American monopolies. It is their global interests that lie at the heart of the European Union. 
     The denouncing by EU spokespersons of the the Greek government’s decision to hold a popular referendum is further testimony to how shallow the commitment of the ruling class is to democracy. It is, and always has been, one of “Do as we say, and do as you are told.” 
     Those who still harbour illusions about the real nature of the European Union, and that somehow it can be transformed from within, need to rethink this unrealistic position. 
     Once again the workers of Europe need to stand in solidarity with Greek workers in opposition to the European Union and what it is attempting to impose upon working people. 
     No doubt there will be a cacophony of threats and predictions of dire consequences to be heard from all the pro-EU parties and press, both here in Ireland and throughout the EU. But they cannot hide the reality that the aim of the European Union is to solve the crisis at the expense of the working class.