'The Death of Democracy': Farage Reacts to Turmoil in Greece
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said on "Countdown to the Closing Bell" today that the anti-austerity protests in Greece represent the "death of democracy" in the nation.
Farage explained that the Greek people recently voted against the terms of a bailout, which was intended to help debt-ridden Greece avoid financial collapse.
Despite that, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he is willing to implement a new bailout offered by Eurozone leaders that is significantly stricter than the one that the Greek people just rejected.
"The reason democracy works is it acts as a safety valve," Farage said. "And if you take away from people the most powerful thing they possess in a free country, namely their ability, through the ballot box, to change their destiny, if you take that away, then what are you left with other than civil disorder?"
He said that is why he is not surprised by the violent protests and demonstrations in the streets of Greece.
Farage added that Tsipras is a beaten man and will not last long as prime minister.
"Greece needs to leave the Euro to have any chance at all of recovering," Farage concluded.
Watch more in the clip above.