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‘D-Mark Grandpas’


EU Referendum’s Richard North reports on some German views on the AfD, Germany’s new euroskeptic party.

North notes:

Whether exaggerated or not, though, the AFD – for the moment – is punching above its weight. Says columnist Wolfram Weimar, the Left-right insults them as reactionary. The Liberals vilify them as nationalistic. The Union ostracises them as irresponsible, the Greens joke about ” protest professors” and the Pirates brand them the “D-Mark grandpas”.

Sounds ideal . . .

North concludes:

They have provoked the partisan establishment, and have shaken the political scene within a few weeks.

And, for the time being, you can’t ask more than that.