A state of political disrepair: Varoufakis on Brexit, the EU, and trashing the establishment

June 13, 2017

An interview of Yannis Varoufakis by Open Democracy.

The video starts with this: ”The idea that suddenly Brexit, Le Pen, Trump rose out of the woodwork, and that the liberal establishment is the only thing that can stop them – this is just a figment of the liberal establishment’s imagination.”

At minute 1.42: On the EU deep establishment

At minute 3.15: On the lack of democracy in the EU, “its unprecedented in history…”

At minute 5.15: On the the fact that the EU will not actually negotiate with the UK (because it does not want a mutually beneficial outcome) and therefore what is the best Brexit that can be achieved

At minute 10.22: “Both sides of the Brexit debate were controlled by conservatives”

I recommend “Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment” by Varoufakis

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