Go­ing all the way

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

It’s time for politi­cians who built their ca­reers by wav­ing the anti-mem­o­ran­dum flag to swal­low the bit­ter bailout pill. Per­haps they are start­ing re­al­ize that oth­ers who found them­selves in the same po­si­tion in the last years were not traitors, nor were they try­ing to an­ni­hi­late the mid­dle classes. They knew that sign­ing aus­ter­ity mea­sures would com­pro­mise their po­lit­i­cal ca­reer. They also knew, sim­i­larly to those in gov­ern­ment now, that there was no other way to go – de­spite the fan­tasies of those who want Greece to leave Europe. The coun­try needs growth, and this re­quires po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity, con­sen­sus and a plan. Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras will see that there can be no growth with min­is­ters who de­spise the no­tion of in­vest­ment. Based solely on tax hikes, pen­sion cuts and no growth in sight, the gov­ern­ment will meet the same fate as its re­cent pre­de­ces­sors. The ad­min­is­tra­tion should com­plete the shift to­ward re­al­ism and change its stance to­wards the pri­vate sec­tor.

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