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I don't know the German political scene at all, but I could imagine there being acute embarrassment, even in conservative circles, at being seen as the enforcers of Greek impoverishment.  The whole point of austerenomics is to be at one remove from the real action - with local todies carrying the blame - and when Varoufakis went public, they knew that game was up.

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