Editorial: Enough with gambling the country’s future Mr. Tsipras
Mr. Tsipras is leading the country down a dangerous path, following the impasse in negotiations and postponement of the…
Mr. Tsipras is leading the country down a dangerous path, following the impasse in negotiations and postponement of the Eurogroup. His decision to request an emergency summit meeting from Mr. Tusk alludes to last summer’s dramatic developments and tragic outcomes. It also alludes to the hopeless initiative of Mr. Papandreou at the infamous meeting in Cannes on the referendum, which eventually resulted in his resignation.
It is now obvious that Mr. Tsipras’ tactic – of pointing the blame to the IMF on the failure in negotiations, over the contingency measures package – is pointless since he knows that Europe and the Fund are in essence on the same side. The government is unable to manage the political cost of the agreement, which it accepted last summer and is jeopardizing the country with political acrobatics.
The bailout program review stalled for months because he had to convince his MPs and officers, with the usual blackmail, that passing the measures is the only way to remain in power.
Now, faced with the ever increasing reactions from society and his party, he is resorting once again to an absolutely dangerous, for the country, diversion. The economy and society are entering a new cycle of instability and uncertainty, which may result in similar developments to last summer.
Once again Mr. Tsipras is gambling with he country’s future, believing that he can blackmail Europe ahead of the British referendum. Or perhaps even worse, he is seeking a way out by posing divisive dilemmas to the people and ignoring the consequences.
With the economy in a state of decay, society ravaged by taxes, cuts and unemployment, with the banks struggling to stay above water, the Prime Minister will not hesitate to lead the country into new, painful adventures.
We have paid enough for your irresponsibility Mr. Tsipras.
Assume your responsibilities and stop the person and political games with the country’s future…