Under fire

Messages warning the Greek government that it needs to come up with an acceptable proposal are coming from every side and this is cause for serious concern.

The government keeps trying to put a positive spin on developments, to reassure the Greeks that a deal with the country’s international creditors is just around the corner and that it will be a good one when it comes.

But as the days turn into weeks and the weeks into months, an agreement seems ever more elusive and the danger of a Greek accident looms ever closer.

Unfortunately, as it became abundantly clear yesterday, Greece is not being challenged by just one country or one institution. It is being pressed by all of them, in unison.

The least that the people of Greece should expect at a time such as this is some level of consensus on a national level, because right now there doesn’t seem to be a single point of convergence on any front.