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Greek crisis: Yanis Varoufakis was offered up as a token sacrifice

'There is something abnormally pathetic about the spectacle of the forced resignation of Greek finance minister'

By James Bone  

© Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

In the endlessly sad saga of Greece’s negotiations with the eurozone, there is something abnormally pathetic about the spectacle of the forced resignation of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Politicians are meant to resign the day after they are defeated. Just ask Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage (ok, don’t ask Nigel Farage.)

Varoufakis himself had promised to step down if the…

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