We all know that tragedies – terrorist and otherwise – are unfolding every day but one country it is easy to overlook in terms of terrible hardship is Greece.
The country is partway through its third eurozone bailout programme and it has come as no surprise to anyone that it has not gone smoothly. It has been teetering on the brink of economic collapse for so long that most people in this country scarcely give it a thought.
The on-going financial crisis has ruined the lives of tens of thousands of ordinary people and while politicians and finance chiefs bicker, residents of the land, famed for being the cradle of Western civilisation, struggle to get by.
The future does not look good for Greece and its plight highlights why we were so right in the UK to vote for Brexit and why not joining the eurozone was an immensely sensible decision for us.
The EU loves nothing more than meddling in the affairs of its member states, regardless of whether that is best for that country. All that is important to the Eurocrats is that their beloved European Union project continues and to hell with the wishes and needs of those living in the various member countries.
Paul Nuttall MEP