As the people of Greece prepare to go on 48 hour strike, and protest in the streets about the imposition of an EU protectorate, they may well care to reflect on the words of Jean-Claude Juncker (President of The Euro Group).
In 2000 (some twelve years ago) he gave an interview to Der Spiegel.
Here is an extract of what he said:
"We decide on something, then put in the room and wait a while to see what happens," the prime minister of tiny Luxembourg reveals the tricks to which he encouraged the leaders of the EU in European politics.
"If there is then no bluster and no uprisings, because most people do not know what has been decided, then we go on -. Step by step until it no return"
Ever get the feeling you were conned?