If there is one path that can lead to Greece?s deliverance from bankruptcy and a eurozone exit, it is that of national consensus and cooperation between the political parties which share the vision of a modern, sovereign European nation. No party on its own can pull off the daunting task of successfully governing a bankrupt country and broken-down state.
But Greece?s parties are caught up in a web of unionist and vested interests. The sad truth is that very few of our politicians would be able to land a job in the private sector these days. Similarly, private sector employees are reluctant to enter the political sphere.
That said, if they really want to see Greece rebuild itself, the country?s political parties must shed their populist tactics and get over their fears of political cost. Only a big coalition government can take the decisions needed to overcome the crisis. Or we shall see a repeat of the disastrous mistakes by George Papandreou.