OPINION

The jig is up for some

Greece is suffering the collapse of its system of governance and the people’s anger at this decay is strong – and growing by the day. Meanwhile, certain politicians who are largely to blame for the present-day state of affairs insist on rubbing salt in the country’s wounds and making a mockery of the people’s dismay. Among them are those who went ahead with hiring new staff for public sector posts despite the fact that the state is on the brink of bankruptcy, as well as those who allowed the cost of medications to skyrocket and to put an even bigger burden on healthcare funds and the people’s pockets. Some of the pioneers of the economic fiasco had the foresight to step out of public life before the situation erupted. Others did not and they continue to be a provocative presence. These people should own up to their share of the responsibility for the crisis and should resign from their current posts and retire from politics. At least this would ensure savings of a few more wages from the public purse, which they have so irresponsibly and arrogantly abused.