A Green Minister-President has governed Baden-Württemberg in coalition with the CDU for more than a decade, implementing a pro-business agenda.
Maybe this new-party-with-a-charismatic-leader thing isn’t as easy as people imagined.
Become educated, dress like you belong and join a political party.
Its winner may well face Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential showdown
The polls predict a comfortable win for her opponent. But this far out the polls also predicted Remain and Clinton would win.
His failure to act against Assad helped to persuade young Sunni Muslims that he is against them.
Plus: Will diehard Remainers never learn how democracy works? Nicolas Sarkozy is a sh*t. And, wonder of wonders, a right wing BBC audience.
If the major parties are locked together to keep the Front National out, neither can challenge a decaying consensus which is failing France.
The two battered main parties would do well to speak honestly about the challenges and costs we face.
It is clear that there is widespread and growing acceptance of the need for the EU to change, and change in the way we want.
The Labour leader praised France’s President for showing “different way forward”. But it didn’t work – and is now being abandoned.
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