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The three lessons Brexit Britain can learn from Greece

I covered the Greek debt crisis in 2015—and as Brexit negotiations continue the sense of déjà vu is profound

By Duncan Weldon  

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Photo: Blondet Eliot/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

In the summer of 2015 I moved to Greece. Well not actually, but I might as well have done. Throughout the time between January 2015’s election of a Syriza government and July 2015’s final deal on Greek membership of the euro I was BBC Newsnight’s economics reporter and, with the exception of the small matter of a UK general election, Greek matters came to dominate my job. During the crucial period of late May to early July 2015 I…

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