Yanis Varoufakis, a Syriza MP tipped to become Greece’s next finance minister, told Today that the country’s austerity had been like “waterboarding”.
But he insisted that a Greek exit from the euro was not “on the cards” and the party would not take a “confrontational” approach.
“There has been a bit of posturing on our side. What really matters now is that we sit down and discuss a way that the haircut to our debt – the debt writedown – is minimised,” he said.
“Grexit is not on the cards, we are not going to Brussels or Frankfurt and Berlin in a confrontational style...”