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Yanis Varoufakis: ‘Brexit is like watching a train crash in slow motion’

The rebel former finance chief, Yanis Varoufakis, is back in the saddle at London’s Greek power diner

  • Jonathan Heaf
  • GQ

If you want to get a Greek man or woman to smash a few plates, all you need do is mention Yanis Varoufakis.

Varoufakis Caricature 1a by Anton Emdin LLLLOn the odd occasion I mentioned I was meeting the famed Greek former minister of finance, it resulted in such a response (from his fellow countrymen and women) that I wondered why I hadn’t brought him up before.

He’s the new Elgin Marbles in that respect – a sticky subject you just don’t bring up with Greeks if all you’re after is polite dinner chit-chat.

“He’s a brilliant…

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