What does the working man do when he no longer has a political party to turn to? He can see he is being made to pay for the mistakes of the bankers and the political class, but finds none of the politicians willing to stand up and say that the rich should pay, not the poor. What happens when the social democratic party has the same policies as the party representing capital?
This is what is happening in Greece. Both main parties have played a part in creating the problems and both have a similar answer of austerity. If the social democratic party is not willing to represent the people it should, then there are others offering false gods who are willing to do so. Should it really be like this?
Yet Ed Miliband and the Labour leadership are walking dangerously close to the position taken by Papandreou’s PASOK. In fact it should be remembered that Papandreou is the president of the Socialist International which includes the British Labour Party. So when Labour leaders criticize protests taking place outside the confines of our political parties they should remember how bad it can get if they don’t take care of their own.
Someone must represent those in opposition to present coalition policies. If not Labour, then who? Lose control of the opposition and you may become as hated as Papandreou.