As the Greek parliament passed measures for more austerity and reform, the Greek public took to the streets to show their displeasure with this ensuing policy. The new financial measures are designed to aid Greece’s private sector debt restructuring and bring down the amount they owe from 160-120% of GDP. However just as in the UK, the politics of austerity is not working and the private sector jobs that were set to replace the public sector job cuts haven’t materialised in the magnitude expected. The economy continues to shrink, whist unemployment rises. This lack of growth will no doubt play out in the election in April, as Greece citizens become increasingly frustrated with the lack of prospects for jobs and growth as Greece implements over 3 billion Euros worth of cuts. It is the ordinary citizen that will suffer as jobs, wages and pensions are cut. This is turn will lead to a decrease in spending by those people affected, which will in turn perpetuate the cycle of low growth. However the reality is Greece has little choice in the matter.