I don’t usually comment on anything to do with politics on my blog and absolutely do not profess to know all the ins and outs, but some of you have asked me what my thoughts are on the Greek economic crisis and so I have decided to address the situation in a BRIEF post (so I don’t bore you all!).
Despite all my (gentle) mocking of the people of my ‘fatherland’, the Greeks in general are a nation of hardworking, very generous people and the situation for many of them at the moment is diabolical. I have plenty of family out there who have been suffering for years and it is utterly abhorrent that anyone should go without the basic necessities such as food, shelter and medicine.
As we all know corruption is rife within any government and unfortunately money has been misappropriated left, right and centre. Whatever the reasons behind the current situation (and there are many, not just the whole tax evasion business), there is no quick solution and despite the recent referendum Greece still faces further austerity measures.
What is clear is that the Greeks are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and the country itself remains as beautiful as ever.
So if you are thinking twice about holidaying in Greece this summer, I say have no fear. The Greeks are standing tall and proud, the ouzo continues to flow and the sun still shines on a land filled with history, culture and pride.