In Episode 16 of Apolitical we speak with Fraser Stewart, a CommonSpace columnist, about the financial crisis in the Eurozone, with particular focus on Greece, Syriza and their recent negotiations with the EC/ECB/IMF ‘Troika’.
Among the topics we touch on with Fraser on the podcast are:
• His own politics and his perspective on the crisis;
• Syriza’s credentials as a legitimately radical party of government;
• The negotiations between the Greek government and their creditors;
• The human impact of austerity politics;
• Other Eurozone countries who could face issues with debt and repayment in the coming years;
• How the Greek scenario affects the way Scots view the European Union;
• How that affects the theoretical prospect of an independent Scotland considering membership; and
• What impact the hardline negotiations with Greece will have on the radical left in the UK as they consider their campaigning position for the in/out referendum.
Please join us in discussing these issues or any other raised in the podcast below, or find us on Twitter at @apoliticalpod.
Fraser Stewart on Twitter
Fraser Stewart: After Greece we can be sure of one thing on UK and Euro austerity – something has to give (CommonSpace)
Fraser Stewart: Greece is part of a bigger political shift, and Scotland has a role to play (CommonSpace)
Fraser Stewart: Austerity Europe v The People (Bella Caledonia)
Academic criticism of Syriza
Academic support for Syriza
New Statesman interview with Yanis Varoufakis