Brexit, Europe, Greece, UK Politics

Brexit, Grexit: The Parallel Lives of two dilemmas

Published: Kathimerini Daily

The hasty, hurried nature of the Greek referendum in 2015 and the transgression of basic rules in conducting it (only five days of campaigning available to answer a long technical question with the “no” box above the “yes” box on the ballot paper) render a comparison between the two procedures irrelevant. However, even though the referendum was so unorthodox, the Greek voters faced two main questions, the same that British voters were considering before their vote in 2016, and the same that engaged voters in the referendum for Scotland’s independence in 2014.

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