Live-tweet of Greece Parliament Debate on Austerity Implementation Law

I live-tweeted today the debate taking place in the Greek Parliament regarding the implementation law for the austerity measures forced on us by the bailout. Behold the sorry state of our politics!
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Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

watching debate on austerity implementation law in #Greece on parliament tv.

30/06/2011 14:54:11 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament PASOK MP complains abt various points of austerity law

30/06/2011 14:59:30 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament PASOK MP is expected to fit all comments in 4min You can imagine

30/06/2011 15:01:21 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament Nea Dimokratia MP speaking now. Says LAOS MP gave up speaking time bc ND is future gov

30/06/2011 15:03:35 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament Apparently right & extreme-right parties already agreed to an alliance for future coalition gov

30/06/2011 15:05:37 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

Now LAOS (extreme right) MP speaking in #Greece parliament debate. Didn't give up his whole speaking time apparenlty.

30/06/2011 15:10:28 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: complains that privatisation committee will not be under supervision of parliament.

30/06/2011 15:11:53 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: now attacking Nea Dimokratia. Maybe agreement for coalition gov is not that firm after all.

30/06/2011 15:12:47 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: accuses Nea Dimokratia of engaging in sterile opposition but compromising on power-sharing w/ PASOK.

30/06/2011 15:14:02 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: (as you can see it's difficult to make sense of what he says)

30/06/2011 15:14:47 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: now says the implementation law was written by the British #ConspiracyTheories

30/06/2011 15:15:26 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: now a few fair points about taxation of minimum wage, increase of price of electricity & water, etc.

30/06/2011 15:16:15 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: austerity has led to shrinking consumption & further recession. Unfortunately he's right.

30/06/2011 15:16:49 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP now speaking like a commie: "austerity is an all-out assault on the working class"

30/06/2011 15:17:19 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: privatisation means that horrible Greek-hating foreigners will own our country

30/06/2011 15:18:14 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate LAOS MP: attacks Nea Dimokratia again. He's running out of time, chairman interrupts him.

30/06/2011 15:19:22 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA (extreme-left) MP speaking now.

30/06/2011 15:19:51 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP: we knew that 1st bailout/austerity package would fail & we know the second one will fail too.

30/06/2011 15:20:32 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP will achieve more social inequality & poverty & won't achieve debt reduction. Rant on banks & capitalism

30/06/2011 15:21:11 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP: we've seen political blackmail, misinformation, media collusion with gov & police brutality.

30/06/2011 15:22:14 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP: privatisation law is outrageous because once a public asset put up for sale, it cannot return to state.

30/06/2011 15:22:56 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP: labour rights are annihilated by new law. That's definitely true.

30/06/2011 15:23:52 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP gives an example of loophole in privatisation law that will enable environmentally-unfriendly land swaps

30/06/2011 15:26:12 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece parliament debate SYRIZA MP says his party won't vote implementation law & calls on other MPs to do the same

30/06/2011 15:27:42 WIB
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