Thursday , June 24 2021
Home / Video / Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis: The EU is broken

Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis: The EU is broken

Summary:
Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis join Freddie Sayers. Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/douglas-murray-and-yanis-varoufakis-the-eu-is-broken/ Listen to the podcast version: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-with-freddie-sayers/douglas-murray-and-yanis-varoufakis-the-eu-has-failed The EU has had a difficult pandemic. A slow procurement of vaccines, followed by a botched rollout, and blame-shifting by its leaders has drawn together critics from all politics stripes. Two of unlikely bedfellows from very different political traditions, Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis, joined Freddie Sayers for a discussion about the bloc at an UnHerd members event. Murray's feelings about the EU are well-known, having long been a critic of the bloc and writing a best-selling

Topics:
Yanis Varoufakis considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Stavros Mavroudeas writes ‘The Political Economy of Covid-19’ – S,Mavroudeas, ICOPEC 2021

Editor writes Effort to save humankind from impending catastrophe

Editor writes Total wealth by country in 2019

Mike Norman writes Ismail Bashimi – What do you think about China?

Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis join Freddie Sayers.



Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/douglas-murray-and-yanis-varoufakis-the-eu-is-broken/



Listen to the podcast version: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-with-freddie-sayers/douglas-murray-and-yanis-varoufakis-the-eu-has-failed



The EU has had a difficult pandemic. A slow procurement of vaccines, followed by a botched rollout, and blame-shifting by its leaders has drawn together critics from all politics stripes. Two of unlikely bedfellows from very different political traditions, Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis, joined Freddie Sayers for a discussion about the bloc at an UnHerd members event.



Murray's feelings about the EU are well-known, having long been a critic of the bloc and writing a best-selling book on the subject. Varoufakis, meanwhile, has been on more of a journey. Once a staunch proponent of the 'Remain and Reform' position of the EU, the former Greek finance minister was a prominent backer of the Remain campaign in 2016. But fast-forward four years and Yanis’ views on the EU began to shift. In an interview with UnHerd during the UK’s first lockdown, he said that was so dismayed by the efforts to undo the result that he changed his mind on Brexit. This week, he made his most unambiguous statement yet, confirming that the EU's poor vaccine rollout has convinced him of the virtues of Brexit



// Timecodes //

00:00 - Intro

01:21 - Flaws in the structure

03:50 - Grexit

05:04 - Brexit - a good idea?

17:10 - The migration question

35:51 - Is Hungary a window into the future of the EU

38:09 - The possibility of uniting the Left and Right

42:29 - Can there be a democratic group beyond national borders?

49:41 - Final thoughts



#EU #Covid-19 #Greece
Yanis Varoufakis
An accidental economist Let me begin with a confession: I am a Professor of Economics who has never really trained as an economist. But let’s take things one at a time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *