Addressing a meeting of SYRIZA's Central Committee on Monday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave another show of mockery, spreading new illusions about the political character of his government.
Referring to the “end of the austerity memorandums” Tsipras said “we need a strong party, united and open to society,” as 2019 will be a “year of great battles.”
“The end of the memorandum marks the end of a political cycle for SYRIZA,” the Greek Prime Minister said, adding that the party must adapt to the times and seek to build stronger alliances with the party base. Furthermore, he once again tried to exploit the heroic historic legacy of the Greek left in order to present himself as a left-wing leader, despite the fact that his government has implemented harsh neoliberal anti-people anti-workers measures during the last 3.5 years.
In a comment regarding Alexis Tsipras' speech, the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) characterized the Prime Minister's effort to pretend that he is- still- a leftist as “laughable”.
“According to Mr. Tsipras- the KKE comment points out- the continuation of the New Democracy and PASOK's memorandums, the joint signing of another austerity memorandum and the genuflections to the EU and NATO consists a protraction of 'the left's load of values'. Grave robbing and self-humiliation in all their glory”.
The KKE also mentions that “the history of class struggle is always written towards the road of rupture and overthrow, even if, initially, the majority of the people isn't ready to follow it. And, under no circumstance, it is written with the submission to the system, supposedly in the name of popular will”.