U.K. Labour Party politician and contender for the leadership of the party, Liz Kendall, has attacked the Greek government, which has so far failed to reach a compromise with creditors, comparing their methods to “fantasy”.
Kendall, who is up against three other Labour politicians in a fight to win leadership of the party, which suffered a bruising defeat in the U.K. general election, said the situation with Greece posed a “historic moment for Europe”.
“Progressive social democratic parties have to find a credible alternative to the ever-continuing austerity which sees people suffer and the fantasy politics of (Greece’s) Syriza and (Spain’s) Podemos on the other. And that is just as much a challenge I believe for the U.K. Labour Party as it is for our sister parties right across Europe,” Kendall said at a CNBC event in London.
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