The CDU-CSU partnership knows how to play ‘the game’ in order to remain in power.
Seehofer and Merkel perfected this process…just as a pair of scheming ‘sisters’ do. We expect nothing less from either of their successors.
Don’t get us wrong, these are strong and viable proposals from German interior minister Horst Seehofer; unfortunately, both Seehofer and his CSU Party have lost all credibility and few believe what they say anymore.
* If there is one thing we have learned over the last three years, it is that the CSU Party in Germany is all talk and no action. Indeed, they are the ‘sister’ Party of Angela Merkel’s CDU and have enabled her over the years. They have a vested interest in keeping the Grand Coalition in power and they will do nothing to risk their seats at the table. (CSU once agreed to a Coalition that included the Greens, until another party declined.)
Seehofer likes to make bold announcements for public consumption, knowing full well that their Grand Coalition partners will oppose or ‘water-down’ any viable measures.
How many times will Germans have to go through this charade until they realize Seehofer and the CSU are frauds, concerned only with maintaining their own seats of power?
* Normally the V4 Report would be optimistic over proposals to detain migrants scheduled for deportation in regular prisons…but this is Germany and we simply have ZERO confidence that this will become a reality.
We hope to be wrong but Seehofer and the CSU are easily predictable. They will eventually fold.
Some say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
There will be little change in Germany until the fake conservatives of the CSU are replaced with a real conservative alternative Coalition from the right.