OPINION

Scandal of jobs for the boys

The nepotism shown by Greece’s political parties in handing out jobs at Parliament was much worse than a simple error of judgment. In fact, it was nothing short of scandalous. At a time when politics is rapidly losing its general credibility, the country’s parliamentary deputies decided to show their fellow Greeks just how much regard they have for their finer feelings. The members of Parliament decided to make a mockery of the state examinations for candidates hoping to join the public service. It is imparitive that not only the parliamentary speaker of the house but also the parties who gave their consent to the job handouts immediately withdraw the amendment that was tabled «under the cover of darkness» and which damages the credibility not only of Parliament but of political life itself. These deputies should show the people that meritocracy does actually exist, particularly in the place where laws relating to meritocracy are passed.