Financial Times Gallop on Greek Debt Write Down in Exchange for Refugees



metanastes-FT-galopA few days ago, Gideon Rachman argued in The Financial Times that a good deal addressing both Europe’s refugee problem and the Greek debt crisis is one in which “Greece agrees to seal its northern border with EU help, stopping the flow of migrants into northern Europe” and, in return, “Germany agrees to a massive write down of Greek debt.”

Considering the likely alternatives, one might say, this is not a bad deal.

Indeed, apparently intrigued by the debate the proposal has generated throughout Europe, the newspaper’s editors have decided to hold a gallop to see how many people agree with the idea of a  Greek debt write down in exchange for the conversion of  Greece into a huge, permanent refugee camp.