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That's indiscreet of DSK, to say the least. I haven't heard it being picked up in the media here after the documentary was screened by Canal+ (I don't subscribe so didn't notice it).

One could read it as DSK vaccinating his image against potential Greek infection, or as communication within the limits of the "we soc-dems are Serious People" narrative (ie, we rise above the whims of the electorate to deal with the greater Seriousness of the problems facing our countries).

In terms of DSK's image, anyway, it could be turned round and used against him: evidence of quite undemocratic planning to make ordinary people pay for the financial sector's fuck-up. As for Papandreou's image... It looks like the last nail in the coffin. (Except among the Serious People).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 5th, 2011 at 02:14:43 AM EST

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