In an interview with Alpha 9.89, leader of To Potami Stavros Theodorakis stated that «Alexis Tsipras claiming that “he did whatever he promised that he would do” makes us laugh, if not cry. It is provocative. It is an insult. This is hubris for all the unemployed people out there. For all those companies that closed and those people who left abroad. Yet, I am sure that he will be getting the answer that he deserves by people. SYRIZANEL politicians can no longer look people in the eyes, not because they lied before, but before they keep lying».
SYRIZA would use the slogan “Hope is coming”. They, then, downgraded their slogan to “We are better than the previous one”. The time is coming when they will be telling us “You have been through worse during the Turkish occupation”. This is getting out of control. «Mr Tsipras is an impenitent liar”.
Asked to comment on the direct intervention of the Prime Minister to issues related with justice, the leader of To Potami said “What this government aspires to is the establishment of a system of justice, under its own control. This is Mr Tsipras' huge mistake. People who guide him share the responsibility for this huge mistake. The Prime Minister has chosen to have Mr Papaggelopoulos, former governor of the National Intelligence Service by his side. Mr Papaggelopoulos is trying to build a parallel system within Justice. Mr Theodorakis expressed his hope that there will be judges who will resist and not let justice become the pawn of any political party.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been asked to comment on the closure of television stations, which leaves 2000 unemployed people. His reaction was provocative when he actually said that the world of private television stations did not seem to react, when ERT stopped broadcasting. Mr Theodorakis said that Mr Tsipras does not have any idea what he is talking about, reminding the Prime Minister that when the government of Antonis Tsipras shut down ERT, journalists working in private television stations proceeded with strikes. Mr Theodorakis said “We were supposed to stop the dependence of media from politicians. Instead of doing this, the government just hurled a Molotov cocktail, leading to the extinction of hundreds of employees. What was that for? Mr Theodorakis also pointed out that four television stations cannot guarantee better quality of journalism, stressing that we could have more employees, more revenues for the state and pluralism, if the government did not just care to control the media, building its own system.