It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
Posts Tagged: SPD
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
Garvan Walshe: Merkeldammerung. Germany’s polls put the Greens within striking distance of government.
A traffic light coalition? A Jamaica coalition? Who knows? What’s certain is that the CDU/CSU is struggling amidst a fragmenting landscape.
Daniel Hamilton: So we have a new CDU Chairman. Will a CDU-Green coalition follow after Germany’s federal election?
A Green Minister-President has governed Baden-Württemberg in coalition with the CDU for more than a decade, implementing a pro-business agenda.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
There is danger now in Germany of a weak, centrist government – with extremists flourishing on both sides
Merkel has appalled her own followers by making sweeping concessions to the Social Democrats.
If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.
Conventional German politics is still paralysed because being German is still almost impossibly difficult, and being European is pretty difficult, too.
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.