Communists attack government

COMMUNIST PARTY leader, Jerónimo de Sousa, has accused the Socialist government of exaggerating the country’s economic crisis in order to break election promises. “The deafening clamour over the real budget deficit is just a pretext to free the new government from its election promise to improve workers’ conditions,” said Jerónimo de Sousa, whose party won third place in the February election. “The government is preparing to renew the offensive that the PSD/PP (Social Democratic Party and Popular Party) had been preparing against pay and workers,” he added. De Sousa also said that the Socialists were “more inclined to listen to the concerns of big business” than they were to abide by their promises to workers.