OPINION

A matter of definition

Where in the political spectrum do you place a politician who dreams of tanks when he thinks about foreign policy?

In which political family would you say that someone who boasts of Skopje being “a 20-minute job” for a platoon of tanks belongs?

However puzzled we may be, the prime minister appears to suffer from no such confusion, ranking the said politician in the “populist center-right.”

This is the term he has used for the past four years to describe the man that was his coalition partner until recently. It is the same term he used just a couple of days ago to describe Independent Greeks lawmakers who left the party in order to help the government maintain its majority in Parliament.

It was obviously convenient…