Mini-MErkel alarm! Could this be the end of her beginning or the beginning of her end?
One can only hope for the later.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), leader of Germany’s centre-right CDU, faced a massive backlash on Tuesday after calling for tighter rules on politicking on the internet, with critics accusing her of advocating online censorship.
Her comments came after European elections in which the CDU and its main left-of-centre rival, the Social Democrats, slumped to their worst results in a national election since the second world war, as voters defected in their droves to the Greens.
“Freedom of expression is a precious commodity in a democracy. What we need to talk about are rules that would apply during election campaigns.”