Opposition parties slam PM ahead of vote on social security, tax reform

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Opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of “having the nerve to claim that no one will be harmed,” by new legislation on social security and tax reform that is to be voted on in Parliament on Sunday.

Speaking after Tsipras addressed his SYRIZA party’s parliamentary group, Mitsotakis said the prime minister is “unrepentant” and “pretending he has seen none of the destruction he has brought to far.”

Socialist PASOK was also scathing, issuing a statement saying that “with his speech, Mr Tsipras is trying to convince us that we are living in another world, a different country.”

Tsipras, the party said, “did not have the courage to ask for the forgiveness of the Greek people for burdening them with 12.5 billion euros’ worth of measures, but he did have the nerve to claim that while he is slashing 2 billion euros from pensions, these ostensibly will not be reduced.”