Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has promised to defy his critics by taking the country out of its longest-running crisis in modern times. “The worst is clearly behind us,” he told the Guardian in an exclusive interview.
“We can now say with certainty that the economy is on the up … Slowly, slowly, what nobody believed could happen, will happen. We will extract the country from the crisis … and in the end that will be judged.”
Not that it’s got much to do with Syriza or the various EU bonds who have been fucking things up.
Economies do tend to recover, eventually, but that’s not actually he point. How quickly is. By that measure the whole affair has been a disaster, hasn’t it?
Default and the return of the drachma would have been a much better idea.