*Bails out*
Greece Greek bailout: Alexis Tsipras to ‘step down and call snap elections’ (Guardian)

14 thoughts on “Oh Snap

  1. David

    Him and Varoufakis never stood a chance against the euro project.

    Let’s hope the next Greek government is a left-wing one.

    1. scottser

      i’m betting it’ll be a far right government and they’ll end up leaving the euro by this time next year.

  2. doncolleone

    centre right, austerity, debt repayment, you can pick your shattered dreams from the cloak room, come again.

  3. Cian

    Between the pointless referendum and this, he obviously has shares in a ballot paper printing firm…

  4. Dubloony

    Will they keep having to vote until they get the right answer – looks like he has a touch of the referendums.

    If his problem is his own party, and people vote for them again, what happens then? do they give the 92 billion back?
    If the last crowd get in, does that mean all the high drama of the last few months was a total waste of time?
    Am a but confused at this stage.

      1. Kieran NYC

        Don’t blame you.

        As far as I can make out, Tsipras and most of Syriza have accepted that the current is the only deal in town for now and have decided to see it through.

        So now most of Syriza and most of the opposition support the bailout, to varying degrees. However Tsipras probably reckons that he couldn’t govern with a third/half of his party opposing him all the time, so is going to the country.

        Now he’s aiming for the voters to give him a new ‘pro…ish’ bailout mandate to form a new government.

  5. fluffybiscuits

    Varoufakis kept his integrity, Tsprias on the other hand…reminiscent of Democratic Left. Appear to be left and the first and then first whiff of electoral politics…

    1. classter

      What does keeping one’s ‘integrity’ mean if it results in a poorer deal for your country and more misery for individual Greeks?

      His sabre-rattling & posing played well in the media but made it very difficult for his creditors (other politicians in Europe effectively) to make any concessions.
      He publicly backed them into a corner & demanded they submit.

      You call that integrity, I call that stupidity.

      1. fluffybiscuits

        Because Tsprias has the ability to crash the whole Euro project. Troika held them to ransom and now its seeing a firesale of Greek assets (ports and airports). The result would have been the Germans scrambling to save teh Euro as that would have been in their interests. All of this would have benefitted the Greek working class a lot better.

  6. jeanclaudetrichet

    After the next election maybe they can have a joyful, historic referendum that decides nothing about stuff that doesn’t exist.

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