Greece is stumbling inexorably towards fresh elections which polls suggest will give the anti-bailout far left a stronger grip on power. Last ditch talks aimed at creating a unity government will continue under the aegis of the president today but the leader of the radical leftist SYRIZA has said he will not turn up. Alexis Tsipras says he wants Greece to stay in the euro but will rip up the bailout agreement. Go figure.
This morning the more moderate left party has said it won’t take part in a government lacking SYRIZA.