Let him do his job
Over the past few days we have witnessed events and statements that could be the preamble of a political anomaly…
Over the past few days we have witnessed events and statements that could be the preamble of a political anomaly.
To Vima and Ta Nea have established positions. The two newspapers, which were founded in the 1920s by Dimitrios Lambrakis with the encouragement of Eleftherios Venizelos, express, defend and promote the ideas and political positions of the democratic Center.
To Vima and Ta Nea of course belong to their readers. They are the ones who can change governments with their votes. And so?
Close the door and don’t let them leave! In fact, don’t force them to leave.
The current government is not just useful; it is necessary. It has a very hard, complicated and at times erratic task at had.
It made promises of financial benefits towards all sections of society and cannot keep them. Many are protesting but few are revolting.
It promised tax cuts and as soon as it came to power, it introduced new tax hikes.
… But we don’t need to details all the actions and omissions of the governing team. We all know what we heard and we all see how the so-called leftist government is performing.
Let us assume that a group of MPs knocked down the Tsipras government with a negative vote in Parliament; firstly, we would have a political anomaly similar to the “political coup” of July 1965 that resulted in a regime change. It is highly probable that the new apostates would be chased out of the political scene.
Secondly and most importantly, there does not seem to be anything to follow.
So let Mr. Tsipras do his job.
Stavros P. Psycharis
Originally published in the Sunday print edition