As DiEM25 erupts onto Greece’s political scene, the country’s leading opposition party wasted no time in attacking us.
Our co-founder Yanis Varoufakis is currently on a media tour to put forward our package of six proposals for an alternative path for Greece – our “Greek New Deal“. The programme draws on Yanis’ experience and lessons learned as Greek finance minister in 2015, when as part of the SYRIZA government he confronted Greece’s troika of creditors to free the country from debtors’ prison.
The talks ultimately ended with Yanis’ resignation, the government’s surrender to the troika, and the country doomed to a third ‘bailout’ programme.
The opposition New Democracy is the same party that has been demanding shamelessly since January 2015 that the Greek government implement all new taxes that the troika demands, while all along promising to… reduce taxes. The party today viciously attacked Yanis’statements.
ND is criticising Yanis for saying the same things today he said when he was minister, before he was a minister as a parliamentary candidate, indeed since 2010! Namely: that a reduction in taxes and a restructuring of Greece’s debt are prerequisites for the country‘s escape from debt bondage.
DiEM25’s position on this is simple: A suffocating Greece cannot bear today’s New Democracy trying to replicate the inconsistency of 2014’s Syriza, nor can it bear today’s Syriza copying New Democracy’s 2014 determination to implement the creditors’ terms of surrender (or MoUs).
We invite all those Greeks who oppose this destructive duo to join DiEM25’s public event on Friday, May 19, at 19:30 at the Sporting stadium in Athens.
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