Comment on SYRIZA victory in Greek election

I am delighted personally, and on behalf of the Scottish Green Party, that SYRIZA have won the Greek election. We have an economic system that is destroying our society and our environment. Greece is a vital arena in the struggle against that economic system. Since 2007 austerity has been the tool used to keep a system in its death throes on life support.

This election is a victory for a coalition of the radical left against austerity. The Scottish Green Party stands with SYRIZA and the Greek people against austerity. We stand for a future that puts people and planet at the heart of politics. The Greek people need support from around Europe and we are ready to do our bit in providing that support.

I hope today is the beginning of the end of austerity. I hope today marks the beginning of a new politics of hope.

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