windmiller wrote:The Greens always do well in Germany. I've even voted for them in the past here as a protest vote. I prefer them to the hidious Merkel, they couldn't make a bigger fist of Europe than she has. However I'm sure they don't have the steel and grasp of reality to run anything larger than a Vegetarian cafe in middle class heaven.
Still it's oh so easy to criticise from a position of no power.
And very common these days.
It's as if all one needed was the right leader/party and all the problems of the world would be solved at a stroke.
Dream on, and a dangerous simplification,IMV. There are precedents!
Still you seem to think Farage, the absolutely untried and tested, will solve all the UK's problems.
All I know about his political career is that he likes to fiddle expenses etc, not attend anything resembling work and be negative about just about anything but his own big ego -not an auspicious portent.
Merkel is long serving and has proved herself to be pretty straight IMV.
Hard working and thorough.
Clever too, with a touch of humanity.
Hideous is a funny word but I would apply it elsewhere.