What do you think about, when you think about Greece? In recent years, perhaps their economy - but also that it is a first world country, member of the EU, even its beautiful weather and beaches. But on a recent Council of Europe visit, I witnessed a country not just hampered by the financial crisis caused by the straitjacket of the Euro but plunging into social chaos, too.
I have deep reservations about sending taxpayers money abroad, but if we are going to do so there is a case for providing foreign aid closer to home. Greece, a nation of 10million people, is now struggling to contain a million illegal asylum seekers. The streets of Athens, away from the city centre, are starting to become a battleground between gangs of illegal immigrants, and neo-Nazi vigilantes.