Poll Shows 94% Of Greeks Oppose Austerity

Greek_ekonomic_crisisWith a third year of harsh austerity measures in return for international bailouts in effect, a survey has found 94 percent of Greeks are against the conditions, although they continue to back the government which imposed them.

The poll taken for SKAI TV and the newspaper Kathimerini was, as is often the case in Greece, contradictory with Greeks not wanting austerity but wanting the bailout monies keeping the country’s economy alive and saying they want to stay in the Eurozone.

When austerity began in 2010, 30 percent of Greeks supported it but that was before a long run of pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions pushed 20 percent of them into poverty and closed more than 68,000 businesses while creating 26 percent unemployment and a deep recession.

More Greeks now  have a negative view of the European Union and the euro. In February this year, shortly after Greece secured a new bailout package to prop up its weakened economy, 70 percent of respondents expressed a positive view of the EU and the European common currency.

As the Greek government faces more negotiations and more painful policies in order to receive the next bailout loan this spring, 50 percent of respondents don’t want to be aligned with the EU, while 48 percent still back it and 59 percent have a positive view of the euro.


  1. Keep up the good work Orwell. Although attempting to explain anything to the American numbskull Alex (his various handles and ‘supposed’ surrorters) is akin to banging a head on a brick wall. Their American indoctrinated, pseudo 1950 Greek dribble is ever an indication that they wouldn’t know their arses from their elbows. But still they are always good for a laugh, if nothing else.

  2. I was hoping to keep trolling the trolls but nice catch calling everyone out dropout.

    I also picked up on Orwell as the Prime Minister when he started going on the same I’m against Syriza but i support Syriza sh*t. Paul Johnston is a nobrainer for worldarts. He’s been trolling GR for months saying the same pro-terrorism commie gibberish over and over again then one day he switches handles and announces he’s a “PhD”. (incidentally any regular poster that cozies up to such an obvious handle swap is either a Skopian or complete dumbass) As for myself, you’re right I am Alex (mostly on hiatus but still lurking)

    Based on your own handle, I’m guessing you already know some of the “Greek” posters here are actually Slavs. As far as I can tell thus far there is more than one. What they appear to be trying to do is manipulate us into voting for Syriza. (fyi – I dont worry about cases of false positives where its someone that supports Syriza as I see the entire party as treasonous)

    Fight fire with fire as they say. Without giving away too much (as they obviously are going to read this) they are so confused by now they keep accusing posters that disagree with them of being me, The more they keep falsely accusing other Greek posters here of being me, the more and more it whittles away at the credibility of their various personas they’ve created. It also makes more Greeks far more aware they are being trolled big time by Skopian false flags on a regular basis (not only here but across the internet) Hopefully eventually Greek Reporter will get fed up with all the trolling and implement a more rigid posting policy. (forcing a posting history makes it much easier to spot the trolls)

    Any how, I have to get some actual work done. I’ll be lurking but for the record, next time I won’t admit I’m Alex. Hopefully you understand my intent is not to deceive you or any actual Greek patriot that posts here. Trying to keep the anti-hellenic trolls on a stead diet of paranoia. All the best.

  3. You are so smartz Choralife. You figured me out. I’ve been schooled.

    Unfortunatley for you have a big mouth that you can’t keep shut when it should stay shut. What you just choose not to detect gave me more insight into your own manipulations you dumbass.

    You and “Paul Johnston PhD” just seemed to have a hard time noticing “Orwell’s” handle swapping (aka “Alex Prime Minister of Greece”). “Orwell” just had a hard time noticing Paul Johnston’s handle swapping (aka worldarts”).

    Why don’t you and World arts and the Prime minister explain to everyone why that is detective?

    Or are you going to again go back to pretending you didn’t know worldarts and the prime minister are handle swapping you manipulative POS?

  4. LOL. Good grief, do you actually believe this infantile crap? You must have escaped the doctors at the looney bin and somehow got hold of a pc.

    But all of us in Greece are very comforted and can now rest knowing you are still on the case, and will root out any dissention and Skopian from the safety of your cell in the US. As the saying goes, small things amuse small minds.

  5. Doh, it doesn’t take a genius to work that out, you are stating the obvious again. That people don’t comment on it doesn’t mean that they don’t realise and see any handle changes. Lord you are thick!

    But, of course, it is ok for you to change handles (how many have you got now?) but not for anyone else is what you are saying. Go back to your sad little existance Alex and let the grown ups do the talking.

  6. A satirist is funny, has some grounding in and understanding of fact, which is why they are funny. Kafenio is and has none of the above.

  7. Nice try. You’ve been pawned troll but keep talking. Even your further admission now has given me even more evidence to work with slow witted ogre.The more you keep evasively trying to cover you tracks… the more apparent it becomes how dishonest you are.

    Do you know anyone that is in Golden Dawn than also constantly defends Syriza and refuses to denounce Skopians like the Prime Minister
    constantly does?(while obsessive trolling me for weeks while doing so) A little odd that Paul Johnston argued pro-Syriza under his worldarts handle, then tried to align himself with some Golden Dawn posters under his current handle. Do the words rational and moral consistency mean anything to you?

    You really expect anyone with a brain larger than an olive to believe that you kept agreeing with obvious trolls for months on end as part of some master plan to outsmart them?

  8. Yawn. You’ve said the same senseless inanity before, it doesn’t make it any more accurate with each repitition. Just even more boring and stupid than the first time, if that is possible. I’m sure that even a pea brain like yours should be able to come up with something different occasionally. Now toddle along and play with your toy Skopians.

  9. Suddenly Orwell, who claims to be an XA supporter under his Alex Prime Minister handle, appear out of nowhere and you pretend not to notice the handle swapping? Do you know many XA supporters that run to the defense of Syriza and Skopians like handle swapping Prime Minister does troll? You also pretended not to notice worldarts posing as “Paul Johnston” Why not explain to everyone why Choralife?

    We both know you are full of sh*t..

  10. Already tired of your “Orwell” persona Mr. Prime Minister?

    I thought that you claimed your fake handles were only for me no?
    Funny how you tried to trick other Greek posters here through by creating the “Orwell” persona. And didn’t you previously claim to support XA to everyone? Why not explain to everyone actually Greek here why you once again just spent hours defending communists under your new orwell pseudonym?

    See others can play games too Skopian.

  11. All you did is evade answering my questions Why not answer them instead of evading? Have something to hide?

    1. Why didn’t (and don’t) you call out their obvious handle swapping of “orwell” (aka alex prime minister) and Paul Johnston (aka worldarts)?

    2, Do you you know any XA members that run to the defense of Syriza like Prime Minister Orwell constantly does?

  12. You even stated to orwell “Keep up the good work Orwell”.

    So either you are a moron that didn’t know orwell was “alex prime minister” or you knew but were consciously trying to manipulate other Greek posters on this article.

    Which is it?

    Going to divert talk to anything but answering the question again? Cat cut your tongue?