If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.
Posts Tagged: AfD
The German consensus which placed no significant party to the right of the CDU, thus bolstering it as a governing force, is breaking down.
Henry Newman: Macron seems determined to prove that Brexiteer fears about a federal Europe were right all along.
But could Germany, in the wake of its election result, now become the prime bulwark against Macron’s and Juncker’s ambitions?
The German Chancellor on the exit polls that show her set for a fourth term – but with Alternative für Deutschland winning 13 per cent of the vote.
Iain Dale: As May speaks in Florence, I’m here in Berlin – watching Merkel preparing her own return to office
Plus: Osborne’s regrets, vintage Heseltine – and, after Germany, to Brighton, for what is claimed to be the biggest conference Labour has ever held.
Iain Duncan Smith: Britain last June. America last month. Now Italy. Next, Germany? France? Holland? Revolt against the elites is sweeping the West.
Are we seeing a convulsion as great as 1968 – or even 1848?
A fundamental clash between cosmopolitanism and communitarianism is taking place – and it cuts across Left and Right.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
It’s Trumpxit – and a changed world. What America’s earthquake means for Brexit Britain and Europe’s security.
We will have a pro-Leave President and may get a trade deal. But we face a threat to the security umbrella that has protected us and our neighbours since the war.