Times and Telegraph smear Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with Paul Mason at Central Hall Westminster

Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with Paul Mason at Central Hall Westminster

It should come as no surprise, that The Times and Telegraph have mounted an unpleasant smear campaign against former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, accusing him of profiteering from the Greek economic crisis.

No one  did more to fight for Greece than Yanis Varoufakis, unfortunately he was betrayed by his own party Syriza, who surrendered to the European Union, betraying in the process their fellow Greek citizens.

When Charlotte Church and Russell Brand joined anti-austerity protests, they were smeared by The Sun and Daily Mail. Charlotte Church has had the gutter hacks who work for the Daily Mail sniffing around her neighbours, trying to dig up dirt on her and her children. Russell Brand hit back, exposed the tax dodging activities of Murdoch (owner of The Sun and The Times) and of Lord Rothermere (owner of the Daily Mail).

Peter Oborne was chief political commentator of The Telegraph. He resigned in disgust at the lies and half truths peddled by The Telegraph (owned by the tax-dodging Barclay Brothers).

As soon as Jeremy Corbyn put his name in the hat for Labour Party Leader, the smear campaign began, and has hotted up since becoming party leader. We have seen writer of pretentious crap Martin Amis writing Jeremy Corbyn lacks the intellectual ability to be party leader. Garbage in The Telegraph that every ill under the sun can be put at the door of Jeremy Corbyn (which has spectacularly backfired on The Telegraph).

Yanis Varoufakis is not unused to such abuse and smears, he had six months of it in Greece whilst finance minister.

Yanis Varoufakis has responded to the smear in The Times and Telegraph by accounting for his expenses. Will we see the Barclay Brothers, Lord Rothermere, Rupert Murdoch publish details of their tax-dodging activities? Will we see war criminal Tony Blair account for his profiteering from the Iraq war?

It would seem in order for Yanis Varoufakis to file a formal complaint to the press regulator.

We have a cosy media-political establishment.

When people like the Barclay Brothers, Murdoch and Lord Rothermere own and control the media, not only do we no longer have a a free press, we lack a functioning democracy.

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