Germany to get equivilent of UKIP

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  1. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Here's an interesting one from the Telegraph. It would appear a significant part of the German public is becoming exasperated that there is no alternative to the pro-euro parties. They are also worried that changes are being made without reference to the wishes of the German public. Accordingly, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is to be launched.

    Germany's anti-euro party is a nasty shock for Angela Merkel - Telegraph

    Under the German PR system, AfD only need 5% of the votes to get representation in the German parliament, so they could tap into a deep sense of unease in a significant part of the the German electorate.

    What I'm seeing is a slow stirring of anti-EU/anti-euro forces. Between the increasing support for UKIP in the UK, the Five Star Movement in Italy (anti-euro and with 25% of the vote), The True Finn Party in Finland, etc; parties opposed to the EU/euro seem to be slowly growing in prominence.

  2. has anyone checked to ensure that no postcard painting, army cpl's are involved?
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  3. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    They will go down a treat in Bavaria. I'm surprised those lot haven't pulled out of a Federal Germany, let alone a EU Dictatorship.
  4. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    There's also an article in the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

    German Election - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

    Life just got more interesting for German politics...

  5. The 4th Reich's Neues Europa wasn't exactly a stellar outcome for ze Germans, and neither is it's 5th iteration.
  6. It is probably just a scam cooked up/paid for by the EU politicians so they can justify getting funding for extra campaining along the lines of 'keeping EU solidarity.'

    But if not then yes...people have become dissafected. "What is the point?" Being probably the main question many ask themselves.

    I think the EU should start again, educate people a little about the 'point' of the EU and how it works then set a realistic long-lasting manifesto about the future of the damned thing. Oh...and then stick to the manifesto.
  7. Tell a German to stand on one leg for 2 hours, and 95% of them would do so without questioning why. I ve been here 24 yrs now.

    In that period, I ve witnessed the Great British Bulldogs turned into Chiwauwas by that little ****ing Chocolate manufacturing town.

    Its time to send the UK and German Armies there and finally put a stop to this Dantes Inferno.

    As a general rule, I tend to look after my family first, and if, a big if, theres anything left over, I might donate this to charity.

    See how it works Brussels, its not Rocket-science you fuckin bunch of Crettin-breeders.

    (Sorry for swearing, this is my biggest Red-Rag)
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  8. Good for Germany, This should be interesting.

    Belgium needs to be put in it's place and those workshy 'latin' states need a good shoeing.

    Only this time, can the UK please side up with the German's ;-)
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  9. .
    Isn't this how WW2 started?
  10. Perfect timing! Just as we have announced the withdrawal from Germany.

    Then again, a short pause about halfway to the channel ports might just work.....
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    WW2 wouldnt have happened if those liberal politicians hadnt sided with the perfidious frogs, Entente my arse, we should have invaded and linked up in Paris!
    Now keeping the Russians and Hermans apart may have been more difficult but spats between cousins often are!
    If only the Foreign Office had approached Kaiser Bill and said steer clear of Belgium and France is all yours, just leave us the riviera and casinos!
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  12. Germany is the nation which benefitted the most thanks to the Euro, it was always "their" currency. With the combination of keeping their wages low and sharing the same currency than the rest of he EU they had a competitive edge. It worked in their favour and they were milking it.

    I find it amusing how they are now throwing a strop when it comes to taking responsibility to saving it. They caused the imbalance in the first place.

    I agree with the AfD though, having read their goals, splitting up the currency in different blocks would probably be wise.

    PS, they are NOT the equivalent of UKIP.
  13. As a kid in the 1960s I met an old guy who had served in Germany in the post WW1 occupation forces. I remember being astounded to discover that it was less than a decade after the British army pulled out that we were back at war again.

    These days, reading accounts of WW2 you quite often come across mention of servicemen who spoke passable German. I assume that these were the guys who had been serving there.

    History changes quite a lot in a decade.
  14. No.
  15. You need to check for the ingredients. A Naziphile US ambassador to UK. A British General to invent the strategy for Germany to quickly overrun France. And an understanding UK would keep her empire and keep outa Europe.

    Lessons to learn include avoiding the appointment of an interfering Archbishop of Canterbury. That old Cosmo back in the 30s thought "Holy!! Roman Empires better shaft the King"

    The irony of this includes the King had visited South Wales. Appalled at the poverty he had brought pressure to create the Special Areas Reconstruction Act 1936. Essentially elements of govt thought great, move strategic industry from England beyond the range of German bombers just in case. (we are fortunate no longer to have this problem because the dribbling apprentice King we have is only concerned with slagging off architects and brewing piss poor organic beer)

    So in the 30s skilled English engineers were laid off and their factories moved to Wales to gift jobs to Welsh (who couldn't actually do them)

    Strangely an exact precedent for the torpedo factory relocated to Wales in 1976 to create work for Welsh and thereafter our torpedos stopped working. Another story of the Welsh work but their product doesn't.

    During the war one brave soul mentioned to Churchill that unreliable components made in the 1936 grant aided industry in wales was actually downing more RAF aircraft than the Luftwaffe. Churchill exploded "That f-cking ex King and his interference. A war was going to create work for Taffs and Jocks why go giving them manufacturing work"

    Lessons: Give Wales and Scotland independence. Then use Jocks and Taffs in the Army under Ghurka terms so we can shaft them on pensions and health care later on.

    Be Germany's friend.

    Restore dad's Army to guard our end of the Channel Tunnel.

    Ask Germany nicely if, when they run Europe, they will keep electricity generated in France being supplied to UK as we have a huge energy demand to supply a population swollen by an immigrant problem.