Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been greeted as a ‘true European’, after entirely ignoring the will of his people.
Despite a referendum vote to reject a punitive settlement, Tsipras agreed to a more punitive one so that some Germans would like him.
“This is exactly what the European Union is all about”, said EU president Claude Juncker. “We ask the people, and then we listen to the banks.”
Greece is regarded as the birthplace of democracy, a word formed from ‘demo’ meaning ‘to protest’, and ‘cracy’ meaning ‘insanely crass’.
“All that remains now is for my cabinet to reject the terms of the agreement”, said Tsipras. “And for me to resign once they’re implemented anyway.”
Tsipras is tipped for a new role at the heart of the EMU, where he will use his recently gained skills to bully Italy into shutting up about boat people.