My piece for the New York Times
“Throughout the crisis we’ve seen the ECB change its rules when it wants to. Clearly politics come into it,” said Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics. “Trichet’s letter to Ireland goes well beyond what a central bank should be doing. It’s blackmail basically.”
Read the full article by Claire Jones here
I spent the weekend in the Irish city of Limerick, where a wonderful group of citizen activists organised Limerick Spring, to encourage others to become politically active and change Ireland – and Europe – for the better. Thank you for inviting me. While I was there I was interviewed by the Irish Times on Greece’s prospects.