Greek Crisis: Last call in the debtors bar
Things are not going that well for the Guevara-inspiring Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. After winning a nonsensical referendum he staged to distract from his government’s failure to negotiate a new rescue package for the Greek economy, now in freefall, on the false pretenses that a vote in his favor would strengthen his position, he is in quite a pickle now. His European creditors are expecting him to sign an onerous deal or be expelled from the Eurozone. Then again, it is very probable that his plan was all along to torpedo the negotiations and abandon the euro, in which case things are going exceedingly well for him. That could also explain his unusual high spirits in yesterday’s summit in Brussels despite the sour mood of the rest of the leaders.