OPINION

Collective discipline

The image being projected by the coalition government these days is very poor indeed.

Fearing the political cost of every tough decision that needs to be taken, cabinet ministers are breaking ranks and forcing the handful of staunch supporters of reform to wonder whether or not they’re on a suicide mission.

MPs are also led to believe that flaunting policy and attacking decisions are justified and tolerated. But what will happen if this disintegration persists?

When the time comes for the government and Parliament to reach decisions on the measures that need to be implemented in order to be free of the memorandums and the troika, there will be very few people left to make painful choices and subsequently approve them.

The situation has reached a critical point: there is enormous fatigue and the government lacks cohesion. In the absence of a coherent strategy for everyone – and cabinet ministers in particular – to follow, it will be hard to avoid a serious disaster.