Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, said no funds from either Europe or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be made available until Greece had accepted the austerity programme.
At a press conference Mr Sarkozy said: \”Our Greek friends must decide whether they want to continue the journey with us.
\”We cannot commit European taxpayers\’ money unless the rules unanimously adopted in Brussels are respected to the letter.\”
He was flanked by Mrs Merkel, who added: \”The referendum will revolve around nothing less than the question: does Greece want to stay in the euro, yes or no?\”
Never, ever, ask a question you are not already sure of the answer to.
Because you might very well find out that the answer you don\’t know is the answer you don\’t want.