Lapavitsas is quite frank. In an article in the Guardian, he claims that
"For Syriza to avoid collapse or total surrender, we must be truly radical. Our strength lies exclusively in the tremendous popular support we still enjoy. The government should rapidly implement measures relieving working people from the tremendous pressures of the last few years: forbid house foreclosures, write off domestic debt, reconnect families to the electricity network, raise the minimum wage, stop privatisations. This is the programme we were elected on. Fiscal targets and monitoring by the “institutions” should take a back seat in our calculations, if we are to maintain our popular support.
At the same time, our government must approach the looming June negotiations with a very different frame of mind from February. The eurozone cannot be reformed and it will not become a “friendly” monetary union that supports working people. Greece must bring a full array of options to the table, and it must be prepared for extraordinary liquidity measures in the knowledge that all eventualities could be managed, if its people were ready. After all, the EU has already wrought disaster on the country.
Syriza could gain succour from the European left, but only if the left shakes off its own illusions and begins to propose sensible policies that might at last rid Europe of the absurdity that the common currency has become. There might then be a chance of properly lifting austerity across the continent. Time is indeed very short for all of us. "
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However, there are some huge gaps in Syriza' programme and its forward strategy.
1. Education needs complete reform...By whom? By a 1943 born Minister of Education?
2. Agricultural production needs complete reform...By whom? By a in-his-sixties-"traditionally-thinking"-politician who believes in mushrooms and goji berries?
3. How are they going to create jobs? By studies from Levy Institute? It's a Joke!
I would expect Syriza's top ecomonic personnel (i.e. Varoufakis, Lapavitsas, Dragasakis and Stathakis) to stop writting articles, giving interviews etc, i.e to "shut up" towards the media and work together...With their stance up to today, they all show that in Syriza they speak a lot of different languages and at the end of the day they all betray their principles, their beliefs and most of all they betray the People who voted for them...