We had the very sad event of the leader of Chrysi Avgi taking the speakers place in our parliament and given the constitutional right to spout his bullshit to the nation. As soon as the clown stood up, his 16 Deputies rose to show respect for "the Fuhrer".
The shame of Greece, Fascism in its Parliament
At the same time all the SYRIZA, KKE, INDEPENDENT GREEKS and DEMOCRATIC LEFT deputies left the building in protest. It highlighted the sad figure of Kouvelis, leader of Dem Left who remainded in place as the only Dem Left deputy in the house.
Kouvelis strikes a lonely, uncomfortable figure
He explained this as a "show of support for his government colleagues". Why on earth he did not tell both PASOK and ND that he was going to walk out and they would better walk with him if they wanted a government in place tomorrow remains a mystery. but he did nail his colours to the mast, and it shows how united his party is.
There are rumours abound that a law will be proposed, very much like the law in Germany, which would effecgtively ban Chrysi Avgi from operating and speaking. Given the strentht of the protest, it should not be too hard for Tsipras to muster a few extra votes from PASOK and ND to get this passed. We live in hope...