Greece in chaos: will Syriza’s last desperate gamble pay off?


The banks are closed, the bailout referendum is looming: Paul Mason describes the atmosphere in Greece as it prepares for the vote which will determine the triumph or defeat of the only anti-austerity government in Europe. 

As Mason puts it: 

If it all ends on Monday, with the Greeks voting for austerity in order to keep the euro, the first far-left party to hold office in modern Europe will be judged by its critics a failure ... If they win, on the other hand, they will be seen as heroes by opponents of austerity across Europe.

Monday 29 June. Visit the Guardian to read the article in full.