SYRIZA accuses ND of pandering to Golden Dawn over anti-racsim bill

SYRIZA has accused New Democracy of pandering to far right Golden Dawn as the leaders of the three coalition parties prepare to meet on Monday afternoon with the aim of settling a dispute over an anti-racism bill.

Speaking to Skai radio on Monday, SYRIZA spokesman Panos Skourletis accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s party of having direct lines of communication with Golden Dawn.

“There is a conscious political convergence between the government and neoNazi Golden Dawn,” said Skourletis.

The SYRIZA representative said that if the meeting between the coalition leaders ends in disagreement and the bill is not brought to Parliament, the leftist party would press for new legislation to be drawn up.

“However, tackling neoNazism is not just an issue of a single draft law,” added Skourletis.