Olaf Scholz vs. Friedrich Merz – finally tough bandages!

He brutally attacked the Chancellor. “We cannot believe the promises you have made,” he said, referring to a pledge to raise military spending to 2 percent of GDP. And that was only the first point. This was followed by accusations of lack of leadership, inability to think politically and strategically, and hindering energy security. The third relief package, Merz etched, was “a hodgepodge at the lowest common denominator level”.

He stepped back

And lo and behold: the chancellor, who otherwise often comes across as a dispassionate scholzomat as annoyingly as his predecessor, lamented: “Anyone who talks about division endangers cohesion in this country.” No one prepared the country for the crisis more than the SPD. You can safely dismiss it as partisan propaganda, but the unusually silly words have gone down well with his group. According to Scholz, the traffic lights had already solved the old government’s problems before the unions noticed.

“You’re not talking about the issues and problems of this country,” Scholes teased before praising the government’s work in detail. But it rained angry heckling from the ranks of the union. Soldiers of their respective factions fired cheers at the speech on social networks. So far, so expected.

Something else is much more important. Finally, the fight for the right policy was hard again, with a lot of heart, but also with respect in the public eye. This is very important, especially in times of crisis. Because a policy that is supported by the majority of the population can only exist if those responsible cannot be satisfied with the absurd slogans of perseverance, but must explain their approach and promote it. This is how democracy works.



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