Yanis Varoufakis faces criminal prosecution over clandestine ‘Plan B’ currency plot – Telegraph

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via Yanis Varoufakis faces criminal prosecution over clandestine ‘Plan B’ currency plot – Telegraph.

Personally, I think that Yanis Varoufakis should face a criminal prosecution. Certainly, many people feel that his arrogant behavior showed a disdain for law and order. Greece suffered much pain and loss directly because of the errors of judgement of Varoufakis. Simply, if he committed criminal actions, then he should be brought to account like any other citizen.

Thoughts?

3 responses

  1. If Varoufakis has genuinely done something wrong, then let him be tried and convicted, if there is evidence.

    Dr Alf is right to suggest this, however, if this vain and economically incompetent man is to be tried and punished assuming he is convicted, then others who are equally culpable need to be brought into the frame as well. These includes those who gerrymandered the figures which allowed Greece to enter the Euro in the first place, Goldman Sachs for participating in the subterfuge and subsequent window-dressing, those in the Greek Government and other Governments who looked the other way and should, given their positions and supposed intelligence, have known what was going on and put a stop to it.

    The guilty must include those in the IMF who went along with this charade and of course the 5 Greek plutocratic families who allegedly stole much of their country’s money and then left European taxpayers to foot the bill.

    Varoufakis is an arrogant buffoon but to say “All the sins of the people ” must be heaped on his head, whilst allowing the rest of the scoundrels a clear escape is grossly unfair, and means that the guilty get away once more as they did after the last financial crash, where they doubled their money having apparently laundered it through 40 different tax havens and transmuted it into gold, gems and real property, much of it in London.

  2. Yes and no. Yes, he’s misbehaved, he has no notion of diplomacy and got on the wrong side of everybody in Brussels. But no, a B plan in case the bailout negotiations failed was a logical thing to work on for a Finance Minister and in fact Tsipras had asked for it. But Tsipras never gave the green light for the plan (rightly so). Why is Varoufakis coming out with this story now? I suspect he’s angry with Tsipras for having dumped him and it is his way to get back at him…Of course, the whole story now could turn against Varoufakis himself since he admitted to “hacking” the codes of the Greek tax administration. That’s a serious crime/assault against privacy. He says he did it because he didn’t trust the head of said administration, saying he was in connivence with the Troika and didn’t want to let anyone know among the creditors that he was working on a Grexit plan…

    So, in a way, I can understand Varoufakis – but still it was a huge mistake to talk about it publicly. Big, big mistake and he’s undoubtedly going to pay for it. Tsipras, rightly so, stayed mum…

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