“The IMF is threatening Greece that they will stop paying bailout instalments if the new government disagrees with the future austerity measures as outlined,” an IMF official to the Dow Jones news agency said last night (writes The Greek Reporter)
According to the news agency, the creditors will wait until Greek parties form the new government, but they do not intend to change their plans. On the contrary, they call on Greeks to obey the ‘rules’ and observe the pledges.
So then, they’re keeping an open mind? Well actually, perhaps they are. For the same official stated that the IMF will visit Greece as soon as there is a new government and they would then be ready to negotiate. Otherwise, they will not give any more loans to Greece.
Er….right. That’s Lagarde’s IMF for you: unequivocal equivocation, with the accent on vocal.
And as you probably saw, Samaras ‘failed’ to form a Coalition yesterday. Also written as ‘Samaras doesn’t want to build an anti-Troika Coalition, because that would mean the end of the Brussels gravy-train.’
So much for elections. Onwards into another bollocks-crammed day….