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Just because you invented something doesn’t necessarily mean you are any good at it – look at how bad we Brits are at almost every sport we have ever dreamed up.

Yes, Greece is the birthplace of democracy but, no, it is not a master of the art, regardless of what Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, might claim. Quite the opposite in fact.

Late on Friday night, Alexis Tsipras surprised everyone – including his own team of negotiators in Brussels who learned of the news on Twitter – by announcing a referendum.

We don’t yet know the exact wording of the question...

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