ITV News' Julie Etchingham asks the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde if the Government should have put growth measures in place earlier and whether Greece's exit out of the Eurozone could have an impact on Britain. Read the full interview below:
When we met in January you stood behind the government’s Plan A. Now you suggest there may need to be room for tax cuts and measures to shield the poor. That’s Plan B isn’t it?
And quickly, in your view? And is it a judgment now that the government should have acted sooner on putting money into SMEs and helping to shield the poor?
You say it needs to act now?
Should they have put growth measures in place earlier?
Do you agree with David Cameron’s assessment that the June 17th election is an in or out referendum on the Euro?
You warned of a potentially messy exit for Greece. We know the politics of the situation is incredibly finely balanced. The far left could reject the austerity measures, how perilous is this stage? How big a crisis is this?
If it rejects it and we see Greece tumble out of the Eurozone, what would it mean for Britain?
And is the Prime Minister right to issue an ultimatum to Greece to decide whether it’s in or out?
Did the Prime Minister simplify it too far?
Do you back the idea of Eurobonds to spread the debt around the Eurozone? It puts Angela Merkel in a difficult position…
So you would advise your friend Angela Merkel to go for this notion?
Do you think this is the end of the euro project dream?
Do you look at French politics, given what’s happened in the last couple of weeks, and have a desire to work in the French political sphere?