Sticking to his guns, SYRIZA’s Left Platform leader Panagiotis Lafazanis insisted that the Greek government will lose support within the party if it continues down a pro-Memorandum path.
“If the government becomes irretrievably identified with new and old Memoranda and the policies that form these, it will find itself opposed not just by me but by the great majority in SYRIZA, almost all the democratic, progressive people of the Left,” he said in an interview to “Real News” on Sunday.
Lafazanis said that he supports the government to implement the “radical program” on which SYRIZA was elected and respond to the result of the referendum, not to sign and implement new Memoranda.
“My own position and insistence from the start was to promptly prepare Greece, first of all politically, for all outcomes – even for that of an exit from the Eurozone, if it was met with a ‘wall’ and demands for capitulation,” he said.
In another interview to “Free Sunday,” Lafazanis also noted that the Left Platform was SYRIZA’s initiator as a unifying force of the Left and supported the party at a time when others, many of which were not fanatical supporters of the Memorandum, were trying to break it up.
He also disputed that an exit from the euro would be disastrous, noting that with the right progressive policies, a national currency could help increase domestic production and employment.