What now for the EU ?

Fishbulb

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There is something painfully awry with a Country that has a Political Party ( CDU ) that has in plain view a sister Party ( CSU ) and no one blinks an eye.

Nazi Politics indeed.
For the hard of thinking like me, could you expand on that please?
 
There is something painfully awry with a Country that has a Political Party ( CDU ) that has in plain view a sister Party ( CSU ) and no one blinks an eye.

Nazi Politics indeed.
There's a simple explanation, Bavaria. The CDU is good for everyone else in Germany, but Bavaria is speshul, so they need their very own version of the CDU. It used to be that elections were something of a one horse race in Bavaria, voting for anyone/anything other than the CSU was unthinkable, but times have changed. The Bavarians are still speshul, but some of them now even vote SPD. :eek:

Just seen Fishbulbs post, hope the above helps.
 
Moor than just moonhowling, accusations of Nazi politics, a shameful move etc have already appeared in the media. What started as a bog standard state election in the not overly significant State of Thuringen has boiled over and involved federal politics. AKK has painted a picture approaching Armageddon, I mean how very dare the AfD support a candidate from an established a respectable party, the FDP?
The SDP has thrown in its Euros worth and critisised the result. The amusing thing about this is that the Volksparteien, (CDU, SPD and FDP) have suffered massive vote losses, meanwhile the Greens and the AfD have blossomed. Merkel et al just don't get it, they simply do not understand or don't want to understand why they are in a spiral dive and the voters go elsewhere. I think it's called democracy, like or leave it that's how things are.
Right now this a rather local affair, but it will be interesting to see how this develops, in the EUs largest country in terms of population and economy.
The FDP candidate has now resigned, so they can have another election. Auntie is jumping on the "AfD = far-right = Nazi" bandwagon.

It will be interesting to see whether :

1. CDU/SPD/Die Linke/FDP/Green will agree on only one of them standing, so as not to split the vote
2. How the AfD (and potentially FDP) voters take their instruction from Mutti to make the correct choice.

It's such a shame we've had to leave such an enlightened and democratic organisation.
 
The ANC and ZANU-PF must be pissing themselves laughing at the way democracy is going in Europe.
 
The ANC and ZANU-PF must be pissing themselves laughing at the way democracy is going in Europe.
Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Well not quite in this case, but at the top of a long slippery slope.
 
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This is going to work out well for the EU :oops: :oops:
Whereas Angie is well known throughout the EU (I think) AKK is largely insignificant. Most people outside of Germany won't be in the least bit interested in the current goings on. Only if this drags out and gets worse will outsiders and Brussels take interest.
 
Whereas Angie is well known throughout the EU (I think) AKK is largely insignificant. Most people outside of Germany won't be in the least bit interested in the current goings on. Only if this drags out and gets worse will outsiders and Brussels take interest.
The rest of the EU will only really care if the money stops flowing.
 
There's a simple explanation, Bavaria. The CDU is good for everyone else in Germany, but Bavaria is speshul, so they need their very own version of the CDU. It used to be that elections were something of a one horse race in Bavaria, voting for anyone/anything other than the CSU was unthinkable, but times have changed. The Bavarians are still speshul, but some of them now even vote SPD. :eek:

Just seen Fishbulbs post, hope the above helps.
Isn't that because Bavaria still had its own king and army after 1871, even through WW1 (although part of the Imperial German Army) until King Ludwig the barmy was deposed by a left wing coup in Munich in 1920. Which was itself put down by the Freikorp.
 
The President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen caught in scandal of payments and wiped phones
The president of the European Commission has admitted that she made mistakes in allowing lucrative contracts to be improperly handed out to consultants during her time as Germany’s defence minister.

Ursula von der Leyen is at the centre of an administrative scandal over the channelling of more than €100 million of public money to external advisers, some of whom are alleged to have effectively functioned as high-ranking civil servants.

Does anyone have a rational explanation of how a figure at the epicentre of a corruption scandal / investigation can be appointed as President of the EU ?
 
The President of the European Commission






Does anyone have a rational explanation of how a figure at the epicentre of a corruption scandal / investigation can be appointed as President of the EU ?

Because the entire EU is a disgusting useless bunch of dog turds.
 

philc

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The President of the European Commission






Does anyone have a rational explanation of how a figure at the epicentre of a corruption scandal / investigation can be appointed as President of the EU ?
All this was known at the time plus her absolute failure in running the German defence ministry, but she was still elected.

Rather like Lagarde and her guilty of negligence in France.

These are of no consequence and rules are for little people. What matters is the EU marches on.
 

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