OPINION

The hard truth

The coalition government must tell the truth to the Greek people, even if this entails admitting to mistakes made over the last few months.

The country’s citizens are fully aware of how crucial the situation is right now.

They heard the government announcing that it was about to tear the memorandums and declaring that it was quite capable of seeking funding from international markets on its own devices.

They have also come to realize that the main opposition party, SYRIZA, lacks a strategy with regard to what it plans to do if its blackmailing policy for writing off the Greek debt backfires. The same is true regarding its potential alliances within the European Union.

Beyond slogans and populism, a critical mass of Greeks is becoming increasingly anxious over current developments. What these people expect to hear now is the truth and a feasible plan. They certainly don’t want politicians who are trying to fool them by making promises they can’t keep.