Question of the day

Posted: 20 June 2012 in Uncategorized
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Q: When, in a democracy, does a political party go from representing to exploiting public anger about austerity?

A: When it is on the Left.

That’s the only explanation I can come up with for Martin Wolf’s statement:

Much trouble lies ahead: Alexis Tsipras of Syriza, the far-left party, has 27 per cent of the vote already. He will be only too happy to exploit rising public anger.

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