“On the surface, Tsipras’ decision to hold a Referendum on the EU agreement proposal seems irreprehensible. This is a crucial decision for Greece which would have far reaching economic and political implications for the next few years (Drachma vs Euro, Russia/EU influence). Democracy requires that the people should decide. This narrative is nonsense. Tsipras has been catapulted into power by the promise of “no more austerity and debt repudiation”, a promise that was impossibile to keep”.