New Democracy was instrumental is helping the IMF, EU and ECB plunder the nation. They had given Merkel and the EU a blank check to do as they wish with Greece, so their criticism is that of concern for the 1%.
Members of the conservative party’s political council watched Tuesday’s speech by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in which he claimed that negotiations with lenders are “just beginning,” and concluded that there is little chance of the SYRIZA leader reaching a compromise with creditors.
“The negotiations are not starting now; instead the mocking of the Greek people is reaching its peak,” said New Democracy spokesman Costas Karagounis. “Mr Tsipras is pushing the country toward a dead end, the bill is becoming astronomical. Is it possible this was their secret agenda?”
The meeting of the party’s political council was followed by talks between New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras and his predecessor Costas Karamanlis. Samaras invited the former prime minister to his home in Kifissia, northern Athens, for a meeting that lasted for more than an hour.
The gathering was seen as a show of support for Samaras after conservative MP Dora Bakoyannis appeared to usurp the ND leader’s authority by holding a one-on-one meeting with Tsipras.
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