Although some elections can be quite boring and a non event especially when a particular party dominates, the recent election in
Germany is getting
interesting. You might ask, why, the reason is that Angela Merkel has been sent
a message by the German people.
It was short and to the point, ‘we don’t want you anymore’.
Angela Merkel has damaged
Germany, and beyond due to her
policies concerning the country and the EU and how it operates. The EU is in
trouble, it is in desperate need of reform, now we are seeing nation after
nation turning to what the press are describing as the far Right.
So, what is the far right, this is an overused term to smear political opponents and the press has done a lot to devalue the term along with political thugs, such as the regressive left and supposed ‘liberals’. The problems which
Europe faces now are complex
because a power struggle has developed. In Germany, the anti Merkel faction of
the population has been driven to back AfD, Alternative for Deutschland. Merkel
and the political elite ignored the people, so people started to listen to
Now Angela Merkel faces the stark reality which was always coming with the collapse of coalition talks, this time Merkel can’t muddle through, not with AfD having 94 seats.
Germany is paying the political
price for leaving its poor behind under the leadership of Merkel’s party.
When you ignore the people, you set yourself on the road to disaster, eventually the majority catch on that you don’t represent them. Who Merkel represents is clear however, she represents big business, big corporations and big money because they and Merkel want the dream of a united
Europe which is falling apart.
Germans, Poles, Hungarians, Czechs,
others in the EU are finding national pride; this is suppressed as the EU
attempted to push a super state agenda. People like 's
Right-wing leader who has been accused of xenophobia because of his strong
stance in the migrant crisis, and because he stood up to the EU against their migrant
quotas. People in Europe have been placed in a state of fear; the migrants have
brought terrorism and crime in their wake, we have no go zones in Viktor Orban, Hungary Europe.
There is a lot of anger in
As I mentioned, I favour hard Brexit, although the Europeans claim Britain is holding up the talks, there isn’t a settled will in Europe due to the German crisis, this means the EU leadership and the European Commission are far too preoccupied with political chaos in Germany. Brexit was a shock to the EU but what is happening in
is a bigger threat to their grand European dream.
AfD, Alternative for Deutschland aren’t signed up to the European agenda, they are rooted in a people’s party. There is now a stridently and tangible anti-Brussels, anti-migrant and anti-Establishment movement growing right across Europe as people are sick of being treated as second class citizens in their own country. In
Britain, we still have people who
are the bitter Remoaners who think and continue to fight to try and stop Brexit,
they show the contempt for ordinary people and sneer at Leavers for their
there is part of the political elite who are unable to accept the decision has
been made, soon enough, next year they will have to acknowledge there is no way
back because there will be no membership.
To return to
an ally of Angela Merkel has given Germany’s parties three weeks to
thrash out a deal and form a stable government. At present, the collapse of
talks between the chancellor’s conservative bloc, the pro-business Free
Democrats and the greens has thrown Germany into political uncertainty
and raised the prospect of new elections.
Merkel is on shaky ground and new elections probably will not solve her problem, in fact it could make matters worse. Peter Altmaier, the chancellery chief and acting finance minister, said:
‘We must be in a situation in the next three weeks where there is clarity about whether there can be a stable government on the basis of this election result.’
Is Angela Merkel right to gamble on new elections in preference to leading an unstable minority government or will she accept that her time is over?
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