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Cancelling debts is a Christian principle

Will Greece default on its debts? Will it leave the Eurozone? Will it leave the European Union? Will it matter? To whom?

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Debt, Greece and Europe

Even the very idea of Europe is Greek. If you look down on Earth from a spaceship, you will see the blue oceans and the clearly separated land masses – Africa, North and South America, Antarctica. But Europe is not … Continue reading

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Merkel and Greece: forgiveness or justice?

Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. So decrees a biblical text, Deuteronomy 15:1. It was a standardisation of a known practice. Newly crowned Mesopotamian kings often cancelled debts and liberated people who had sold themselves into … Continue reading

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Political debate needs an alternative voice

What a turnaround – Prime Minister David Cameron supporting the Green Party! Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, has recommended that the Green Party should not qualify for ‘major party’ status. This means it should be omitted from the pre-election debates and … Continue reading

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Can Greece save Europe?

The European establishment are desperate to avoid the election of an austerity-defying left-wing government in Greece, currently ahead in the polls. This could happen soon, depending on the result of Greece’s Presidential Election, being held tomorrow. Anxiety is not just … Continue reading

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