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: Alternative for Germany
Conventional German politics is still paralysed because being German is still almost impossibly difficult, and being European is pretty difficult, too.
Berlin has a quite different, and far more leisurely, sense of time to London.
The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
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?
But Germany faces conundrums of its own: how to save the euro, and how to lead in Europe without frightening everyone.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
The rise of AfD poses a strategic challenge to the CDU: try to re-unite the right and lose voters to the left, or stick to Merkel’s guns and cede territory to an insurgent new force?
The first in a series of three articles on European countries and institutions – and their impact on Cameron’s renegotiation.
Syriza’s breakthrough looks to ramp up the Great Euro Game of destitution and extremism. Here’s what Cameron should do post-May if still in office.
It is important not to fall in to the error of imagining the two countries to be more similar than they really are.
Alistair Burt MP: The strange silence of British politicians over Merkel’s confrontation of extremism
Why have our leaders not echoed her condemnation of it?
…and architect of some of his own. What will become of the renegotiation now?
Were it not for our differences over the EU, the country whose team won the World Cup yesterday could be our closest allies in Europe.