OPINION

Let the people decide

Every morning on television we see one or another leader of a union representing workers at state-owned companies ranting about how they will never sell up, ?and the foreigner should get it into their heads.?

Unionists, party officials and a number of other players are under the impression that state property is theirs to use, abuse and milk for whatever they can get and as long as they want.

If anyone needs to get anything into their heads, it is these people, who need to realize that the Greek people are no longer content with paying an increasing amount of taxes, and with seeing their incomes and pensions shrink, simply in order to benefit a few powerful guilds.

Whether state assets will be sold off or not, and which state assets may be the subject of development, is a matter that should be decided by the Greek people once they know exactly how things stand with the country?s finances and what the real issues are, rather than under pressure from the deep PASOK and lobbies.

Will the country?s two biggest parties finally come forward and speak the truth, though, or will they continue to backpedal?