HOW the Greeks must rue the day that they joined the European Union.

Belonging to this exclusive club was supposed to have improved their lot.

Now they are reduced to sitting up and begging to their EU paymasters and the IMF.

While Greece sinks, failed politicians like Neil Kinnock and his European equivalents have carved out lucrative careers, amply rewarded for delivering failure.

To register their disgust the Greek public should open all their windows and put on a Demis Roussos record.

BOB WOODLAND, Waterloo Estate, Poole