GREEK CRISIS: New poll puts Nazis in third place

Yes, it’s another another triumph for the Troikanauts

If he is to avoid near annihilation at the next election in Greece, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos must decouple himself from the Samaras Government. And if it doesn’t want a surging Nazi Party, then Athens itself must decouple itself from the Berlin-Am-Brussels gravy train. These are the lessons from the latest opinion poll to emerge from Greece yesterday.

Capitalizing on growing social unrest over record unemployment, resentment against immigrants, rising crime, and planned new government austerity measures, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has jumped into third place in popularity among Greek political parties, overtaking the once-dominant PASOK Socialists. According to a new Pulse survey, Golden Dawn, which won 18 seats in Parliament in the June 17 elections with 6.97% of the vote, now has 10.5 % while PASOK lags far behind on just 8%.

In the 2009 elections, Golden Dawn polled just 0.29% of all votes cast. So the staggering joint achievement of the bondholder-Brussels ECB-IMF alliance has been to boost the Nazi share of the vote by 3500%. Given the rapid rate at which any sense of liberal democracy in the EU is disappearing, perhaps this is entirely apt.