Greece will experience some serious turbulence in the days and weeks ahead as it faces several key dates that will determine its fate. It is extremely unlikely that the country will survive these tribulations without a modicum of consensus between the main political parties.
The government, however, appears to be bent on polarizing the public as well as the country’s political forces by using divisive rhetoric. This may be part of an effort to pass the responsibility of a failure in negotiations onto the opposition. But whenever this tactic has been employed, it has thrown the country into more turmoil.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras needs to impose some discipline over his party, and particularly over officials who constantly cultivate division and intolerance.
At the end of the day, he is the one who will be in their cross hairs if he eventually chooses to reach a compromise with the country’s creditors.