Thursday, July 16, 2015
Greece, The European Union and Democracy
Six months or so ago Syriza were elected in the Greek general election on an anti-austerity platform.
Less than a fortnight ago Syriza, strangely considering their election victory, called a referendum on the proposed EU bail out plan which would impose more severe austerity on Greece.
The Greek people voted No (or oxi) as the government wanted.
So the Syriza government went back to talk to the EU and accepted an even more severe bailout deal, ramping up the level of austerity with tax hikes, pension cuts and privatisation.
Can anybody explain how any of that can be described as 'democratic' please?