A video that shows Greek Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiadis, confessing that he lied about Greece’s memorandum has attracted media attention. This confession was made by Adonis Georgiadis on October 23, 2013 during a TV show on the Greek TV channel Antenna.
The Greek Minister of Health said that at the very early stages of the memorandum he was more optimistic than he should have been, seeing as all the Greek politicians knew that the memorandum equals the country’s devastation.
He admitted that all those who voted in favor of the memorandums were fully aware of the negative impact this decision would have on the Greek people.
The following is a dialogue between Adonis Georgiadis and the host of the TV show Grigoris Arnaoutoglou:
-Arnaoutoglou: I want you to place your hand on your heart and tell me something that you had to lie about during your career as a politician and please don’t tell me that you were always sincere because I won’t believe you.
-Georgiadis: Look, I have to admit that I have lied, but not in order to deceive. This is something that I never do. This is why I speak directly by saying the truth no matter how tough it is for the citizens to hear.
-Arnaoutoglou: Come on, tell me one thing that you’ve lied about…
-Georgiadis: Ok, I will tell you…The first days of the memorandum, I was publicly showing much more optimism than I truly felt. For example, I was saying to the Greek people, that the memorandum is nothing that we should worry about, while we all knew that it was our doom. It was difficult to tell to the Greek citizens that “you are doomed.”
The following is a clip of the Antenna TV interview.