First Past the Post: June 27

The Queen shakes hands with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness (sporting a stylish green outfit!)

Martin Wolf says Spain should have just said no to the euro.

Antonis Samaras won’t be able to travel for the next 40 days. (Will Greece even still be solvent by then?)

Facing the real possibility of its own political extinction, PASOK is already distancing itself from Samaras’s government.  (Will the government even last for the next 40 days?)

Merkel on eurobonds: not ‘as long as I live’.

President-elect Morsi will appoint a female and a Coptic vice president, apparently. If true, that would be quite something.

Bagehot wonders if a Brixit is coming.

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