OPINION

Adding insult to injury

There are certain Greek politicians who have the nerve to criticize the current administration and its economic policy, when, in fact, they should be ashamed of showing their faces in public.

One former minister who managed to burden state finances through a string of new appointments as well as by allowing a large number of contract workers to gain permanent status is now protesting against layoffs in the public sector as a crucial multi-bill is set to be voted on.

Another ex-minister who brought spending in the health sector to record-high levels and failed to leave behind any kind of legacy suggesting that he has any talent as a manager is also speaking out against the planned structural reforms.

It’s about time this kind of political hypocrisy comes to an end. The fact is that it only angers Greeks who now realize that behind this sort of out-of-control populism lies an effort by some of the principal culprits of the country’s bankruptcy to add insult to injury.