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Mr. Varoufakis Arrives In London

The new Greek PM has a thing against ties; The new Greek finmin, on the other hand, has a thing for boots and barbour jackets as seen in this series of photos of him arriving from Paris (where he secured French support for the Greek debt "renegotiation") for a meeting with UK chancellor George Osborne.

Spot the suit:

What did they talk about? Here is the UK side of things via the FT:

Mr Osborne said: “We had a constructive discussion, and it is clear that the stand-off between Greece and the eurozone is the greatest risk to the global economy. I urge the Greek finance minister to act responsibly but it’s also important that the eurozone has a better plan for jobs and growth.

 

“It is a rising threat to the British economy. And we have got to make sure that in Europe as in Britain, we choose competence over chaos.”

 

Mr Varoufakis, who was wearing a wax jacket over his suit and sporting the trademark tieless look of the new Greek cabinet, met George Osborne, the chancellor, in Downing Street, where he was told that the UK expected Athens to honour its obligations.

 

Downing Street had earlier said that Mr Osborne would tell his Greek counterpart the UK would not be sympathetic towards a wholesale restructuring of Greece’s debt.

As for the Greek version: GREECE'S VAROUFAKIS HAS NO COMMENT TO PRESS AFTER OSBORNE TALKS

Yanis Varoufakis studiously avoids questions as he leaves No 11

https://t.co/9JEg33nv2G

— Emily Purser (@EmilyPurserSky)