Ah Crapolis


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.

Greece: The Moment Of Truth (Gavin Hewitt, BBC)

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