January, as everyone knows, is the month of football club transfers, as teams attempt to cover their needs in terms of human resources.
It appears, however, that political parties have envied the transfers trade, and as a result, the transfer of second rank political players is now a reality.
After all, it has been some time since we have witnessed the transformation of political life into a game played on athletic terms, with harsh duels, political derbies, and related clashes.
The first moves have been observed in the political centre, because this diachronically is where, to a large degree, electoral victories have been won.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ statement after meeting with Syriza’s latest political transfer, Ms. Megaloeconomou, is characteristic.
‘’It is positive that centrists, people who belong to the political centre, are mobilising in the battle for us to exit the crisis with society on its feet,’’ he said.
Naturally, we do not know whether such a transfer is sufficient for us to change the political terrain, but one does well to hope, especially when the market is limited.
After all, it seems that the prime minister has a soft spot for the political centre, which he personally defines, in such a way as to describe even the governing coalition’s junior partner, Mr. Kammenos, as a member of the centre-right.
The essential issue is that, despite repeated proclamations that elections will be held in 2019, we are entering an electoral period. We have quite a few independent MPs seeking political shelter, and we have political parties ready to offer it, in order to prove that their lure and attractiveness are growing.
The political centre, which Mr.Tsipras discovered recently, as his charm attack towards the centre-left has not until now produced results, has always been given to political penetrations and transfers.
Yet, this whole game proves the nakedness of the ruling majority, in the first instance, but also of opposition parties, in terms of their political personnel.
They are all fishing in a problematical and degenerate market, believing that they will win a few more votes that may be decisive in the electoral battle,
Yet, in this way they are missing the opportunity to test and to trust young people who could revive the lost trust of citizens.