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A German Lesson for UKIP?

Sunday the 19th of November was ‘Volkstrauertag’ in Germany: the Sunday when traditionally the Nation remembers their fallen in two World Wars – they do not celebrate Armistice Day. This ‘Day of National Mourning’ saw the failure of the coalition talks between Merkel’s CDU and their sister Party CSU, the Green Party and the FDP, the German Liberals. The label for this planned coalition was “Jamaika”: Black for the Merkel Parties, Yellow for the FDP and Green, well, for the Greens.

A coalition was needed because Merkel did not win a majority in the September Elections and the Social Democrats under Mr Schulz (well known to all Kippers as former president of the EU Parliament) refused to enter another coalition with Merkel. The reason was that they wanted to be the ‘proper opposition’ and not leave the field to the AfD which won 94 seats, thus becoming the third-largest Party in the Bundestag.

According to the rules, the AfD would have been the official opposition in a Black-Red government and, having won more seats than the rest of the small parties, would have had to be given functions such a vice president of the Bundestag, chairs of various important committees: the horror! Don’t forget that for many Germans – especially those in their MSM and in government – the AfD is equated with Nazis and Hitler.

Ideological ‘purity’ is all, as far as Germans are concerned, and anything which smacks of ‘splitting’ and not submitting to the ‘greater good’ of ‘The Nation’ is anathema. Thus the Yellows are already being painted as awful ‘splitters’ and ‘populists’ who are ‘egoists’ and only ‘want power’ – because the rest, Merkel first and foremost, are of course, innocent of power-mania and as pure as the driven snow!

So what does this mean for us in the UK, for Brexit, and especially for UKIP?

Let’s look at the main points which led to the walk-out of the FDP:

* Immigration/refugees; * ‘Green’ energy policies; * Taxation (‘Soli’)

Notice something? Nothing about the EU, never mind Brexit. This ‘Jamaika’ coalition would have meant business-as-usual in Brussels.

Taxation was one break point: the ‘Soli’, a ‘solidarity surcharge’ of 5% on paid income tax to rebuild East Germany has been in force, on and off, since 1992 (translated wiki). The Yellows wanted to be rid of it – the others most emphatically did not.

The ‘green’ energy policies were about the closure of coal power stations, with the Blacks/Greens haggling over a percentage point, the Yellows’ proposals were deemed not to be acceptable.

But the ‘immigration’ issue was the main point – Ms May and Cabinet take note! The Greens and Blacks wanted to legislate for family reunification of all refugees, the Yellows did not. The Greens even came out with a wonderful ‘compromise’, clad in the most extraordinary woolly words: “a breathable upper limit” (?? no, me neither!) Apparently they meant that 200,000 family members should be allowed to come in every year, on top of all other comers … that was their ‘compromise’.

So the Yellows walked out.

What Ms Merkel, what the Greens, what the Reds and the especially the German MSM overlooked were recent events the voters are aware of: the firm attitude in the Visegrad States (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia) against Muslim immigrants, and what happened in Austria with the electoral success of the anti-immigration politician Sebastian Kurz.

In other words: politicians in certain EU member states who have taken a firm stance against unlimited immigration enjoy political success. I’m sure the Yellow leader, Mr Lindner, has taken note.

For us in UKIP this confirms what we’ve been saying for some time: immigration is the one theme which is most important to voters, be it for Brexit, be it in general politics. It means that standing by one’s principles will be honoured by voters. Doing so fearlessly, without appeasing the MSM, will be honoured even more so.

It should encourage us Kippers – especially our leader and spokespeople – to keep saying what is, without caving into the MSM to ‘look nice’.

But what about Brexit?

Well – Ms Merkel is only interim Chancellor now, she has no power, nor have any of the Ministers. Germans, especially German politicians, being so very keen on finding compromises in order to stay in power – and never mind the voters or one’s principles – will find a way out, the possibilities ranging from a minority government to possible new elections. These won’t take place, for various constitutional reasons, before spring. The big question is of course: will Ms Merkel be made to go, finally?

Therefore, our Negotiating Team and Mr Davis should do what so many have been demanding: just walk out!

Walk out and never mind the now tusk-less Tusk, the toothless Juncker, the flailing Macron who has his hands literally full with riots.

Walk out and never mind the Remoaners and the staunch anti-Brexiteers in Cabinet and especially Whitehall.

Walk out because no deal is indeed better than a bad one. With the Germans out for another few months at least, there’s no reliable negotiating partner. After all, why fine-tune a Brexit Treaty when we don’t know if a new German chancellor feels bound to it?

EU ‘negotiators’ also rely on the tactic of dragging things out until well past the deadline (they do stop the clocks, you know!), in the hope that the other side will give up and give in. So – walk out like the Yellows did in Berlin!

Finally: here we have four rich German political parties, with researchers and helpers galore. They all were unable to get a result in five weeks of negotiations! As we now learn, the redoubtable negotiator Madame Merkel was generally absent during these talks – “Methode Merkel has Failed”, say German headlines.

Indeed it has – and what does that tell us about the Brexit negotiations? Simply this: The Emperor – is naked. Think about that, you remoaners!

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About Vivian Evans (259 Articles)
Vivian is a UKIP patron, Vice Chair of UKIP Cardiff and Editor in Chief of UKIP Daily

14 Comments on A German Lesson for UKIP?

  1. A fantastic article Vivian. Why does the UKIP. leader not say something like this? Is he tongue tied?

    The feathers of the establishment need to be ruffled a lot more than they have been in the last month!

    Smugger/EKALB

  2. I remember Paris when it was a beautiful cultured city, not anymore, it and France is on the brink of civil war and the mainstream media has a blackout on it.

    There’s some good footage in this video and some interesting stuff of ANTIFA in action towards the end.

    “Civil War In France All Hell Is Breaking Loose!!!”

    https://youtu.be/L57rk4Jjw0E

    Here PJW discusses how the French are preparing for civil war. This will spread all over Europe, Angela Merkel’s magnificent legacy; she’ll run if she has any sense.

    https://youtu.be/1vmYF4mjeEE

  3. As a final throw of her dice maybe she can facilitate the acceptance of just one last desperate African migrant who as of today faces an apparently uncertain future.

  4. AUSGEZEICHNET!
    A wunderbar article from a first class editor.
    BTW it is now official Visegrad5 (inc Austria).
    AfD are doing the impossible by maintaining their support poss increasing it slightly despite the daily propaganda against them by MSM; all other parties; academia etc.
    The split in the far left vote twixt the Greens the SD and the Linke(ex commie)is really impt as it means they squabble and break the left vote and vie for SJW prestige ie insanity.
    Poland continues to be ever more nationalist, lefty parties are losing all support. In Austria the same and the Greens are imploding. Best of all in Hungary the two main parties are nationalist whilst the combined leftwing share of voting intentions acc the polls is a risible 7%.
    these 5 + Finland Denmark and parts of Italy could be put forward as a new trading block in contradistinction to the imploding EU.
    Pity there is not a single party represented at Westminster with common sense.

  5. Hopefully this will be the end of Merkel. I’m going to predict that AfD will increase their vote share, as there are bound to be people who may have wanted to vote AfD last time but decided not to, if they thought AfD had no chance of winning, but now having seen how well they did, may decide to just go for it.
    I doubt AfD would win a majority, but an increased vote share for them will just make it even more difficult for Merkel to form a coalition.

  6. May and her government are complicit in a charade and are continuing to endorse, finance and continue with mass immigration not only from the EU but from all over the world.

    I want to personally survive, I do not want to be replaced by what amounts to a government rubber stamped foreign legion. I want future generations of my family to survive I want us to survive as an indigenous body of people and to be protected by our British Government.

    Immigration must be stopped and controls put in place, we must just simply leave the EU despite Government and newspaper propaganda these are progressively sure fire vote winners.

  7. I completely agree Viv.

    I think it defies belief for most people how, despite the direction, purpose and strength given to it by the referendum mandate, the Government immediately adopted the pleading position of the supplicant.
    Why would they do that?

    They immediately surrendered our stance from one of determined freedom of choice and dominant strength, armed with the overwhelmingly powerful option of ‘walking away’ and paying nothing, to a position of manipulated appeasement and the extravagant, unauthorised giving away of our money.

    I repeat, why would they do that?
    Unless, of course, it was for the purpose of betrayal…

  8. Excellent article, Viv. I’m liking the FDP more and more, though nowhere near as much as AfD. They have balls, like the DUP. Looks like she’s toast. As for May, apart from being heir to Chamberlain, she has an unswerving desire to be liked by her peers in the Eu, to seem accommodating and reasonable even though sitting at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. This is the very worst element of her weakness and total inadequacy as a leader. We may end up having to thank the Visegrad 4, and they will certainly have earned our thanks at this rate.

  9. I kind of thought that by now we would have learnt that appeasing the Germans does not work. We’ve been here before.

  10. The EU Medicines and Banking authorities are leaving London and being relocated in Amsterdam and Paris respectively. This will happen probably in the transition period if negotiated. The EU is cracking on with making the necessary changes. We should do the same and we should be signing new trade deals as soon as possible. EU cannot apply restrictions on this when they are doing as they please.

  11. But the ‘immigration’ issue was the main point – Ms May and Cabinet take note! The Greens and Blacks wanted to legislate for family reunification of all refugees, the Yellows did not.
    Actually the Blacks wanted a total limit of 200,000 immigrants per year including all family members joining those already in Germany. The Greens wanted no limits at all, everyone welcome. The yellows had other plans with more limits and regulations somewhere between those two. The Blacks and the Greens were willing to compromise but the Yellows were not willing to budge from their demands, the immigration question was not the only thing bugging them but it was the one they decided to use as an excuse to back out.

  12. Macron ought to be distracted by his country’s growing domestic problems but his vanity is so great that the temptation to try and take over leadership of the EU will probably be too great to resist.

    The UK’s Brexit team have had rather too much faith in `Mutti’ stepping in to sort out a deal so that that fantasy at least will have to be abandoned.

    Yes, walk out is the way surely but the cabinet is currently opting for ever more appeasement. This seismic shift in German politics is fascinating and potentially very significant. But would the AfD do much better next spring if there is another election? The fact is 87% did NOT vote for them. And that was when there was no more propitious time for a party like AfD. So a slow shift in German politics? The change in attitude must be painful for many Germans, so disorienting, so agaisnt every instinct they were brought up with. Can we truly say `it’s happening’? I hope so.

    • Previously, AfD won less than 5% of the votes and were therefore allocated no seats in the Bundestag; in a country with a much fairer electoral system, albeit with a MSM less free and fair than here, having demonstrated that they can be a major force in German politics, they can expect to progress at the next election because Euroscepticm is significantly higher than 13%; on the other hand, CDU and CSU voters will have been sickened by Merkel’s attempt to hang onto power by getting into bed with the Greens who are hardly different from the far-left Lenke party. My guess would be that, should there be an election in the near future, the AfD, the SPD will progress and the CDU and CSU will be punished.

  13. Viv – Yes exactly walk out and quickly if anybody in the UK still has any sense. From here on in things get messy and we need to run for all we’re worth.

    I don’t think Merkel will get back into power, not as Chancellor anyway. The backlash against her policies, particularly immigration, have started and will only continue to grow.

    Meanwhile, Germany and Europe in general will find out that there are serious consequences of allowing millions of unknown migrants into the country with perhaps tens but probably hundreds of thousands of Jihadis among them.

    As the backlash grows, the Jihadis will realise the game is up and stop pretending to be helpless refugees: there will be a bloodbath.

    In addition, the European economy is a house of cards waiting to crash and it will. The Euro is in its death throws, it always was unworkable.

    I heard an interesting analogy recently: “a balloon takes a while to inflate, but only a sharp pin and a fraction of a second to burst.” The European Union will burst over the next few years; better to stand well clear, things will happen very quickly when it happens.

    Then there’s the new European Army, probably as things collapse they’ll use force to try and enforce totalitarian control.

    Theresa May will get us out of the EU now if she knows what is good for her, she won’t be very popular a few years down the road otherwise (as if she is now).

    Angela Merkel’s days in power may be over but her legacy is only just beginning to unfold.

    This is all just my guess, for what it’s worth, I don’t like what I’m seeing though. Whatever the coming scenario, I’m very sure it won’t be a good one.

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