OPINION

A step in the right direction

Both we the people and our political leaders should not forget the landmark events that took place in Parliament recently, when the vast, responsible majority of political parties agreed on a series of bold reforms in education.

As a result, an important part of public opinion regained trust in the political system, while our European partners were also encouraged.

This consensus is the only way for PASOK and New Democracy to break away from the chokehold of leftist ideologies that have stalled all major reforms since 1974.

When these two parties refuse to agree on self-evident policies they do great damage, not least to themselves, as they have to suffer the consequences of their oppositional stance when they are called to govern.

Let us hope that next time a matter of national importance comes up, they will rise to the occasion again.