The Greek people have been told this is a historic decision. The future of the country is at stake. On the eve of the debate the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said it was a “unique opportunity to keep the country on its feet”.
But the people no longer seem to see it that way. Polls suggest that between 70% and 80% oppose the austerity plan.
So does the opposition. They have said “we cannot support a policy that deepens the recession”. Indeed the government has not answered the question as to why more austerity will work when it failed the first time round.