Here comes a major headache for the British right-wing parties.
It seems clear that Syriza, Greece’s main socialist party, will win that country’s general election.
Syriza has promised to renegotiate Greece’s debt with international creditors, writing much of it off altogether; and to reverse the many austerity measures brought in by the previous administration.
What if this is the turning-point for Greece?
What if Syriza’s policies turn out to be the right thing to do? What if the Greek economy starts expanding, contrary to all the claims of right-wing economic ‘experts’ since the financial crash of 2007-8?
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a general election taking place in the UK at the beginning of May, and the right-wing parties here must be praying that any such upturn in Greek fortunes will be delayed until after our national poll happens, otherwise they’ll be annihilated.
Alternatively, what can the right-wingers of the western world do to hobble efforts to improve the Greek economy? Should we now expect them to put those strategies into practice, simply to ensure that the socialists don’t prove them wrong?
This writer expects foul play.