I was about to write about Greece and Italy but I expect anything I put down will be out of date by the time I hit Publish. Therefore I will confine myself to a few general comments.
I’m glad the Greek PM did as he did. His is the party that’s supposed to represent the ‘pay as you earn’ taxpayer. He’ll be needed by them in the coming years and if he continues to be the pawn of the right-wing parties of Germany and France he would be despised by his own when they would be in need of him most. To see him being bullied by the POTUS along with the other two for the temerity to consult his people was not one many in Europe will view well. Now we’ve the prospect of the focus shifting to the Italian PM.