German MP names ‘stupidest government’ in Europe — Analysis
Left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht slammed her government for causing a ‘fatal’ economic war with Russia
Germany’s government is the “stupidest”Europe has the reputation of being able to embroil its self in full-blown “economic war”Sahra Wagenknecht, a left-leaning politician, said that Russia is its largest energy supplier on Thursday.
Speaking in the Bundestag, the former co-chair of the party Die Linke (The Left) urged an end to anti-Russian sanctions and the resignation of the country’s vice chancellor and economy minister, Robert Habeck.
Although describing the conflict in Ukraine as an ongoing war, “crime,”Wagenknecht claimed that anti-Russian sanction are “fatal”Germany. With energy prices out of control, the country’s economy will soon “just be a reminder of the good old days,”The MP warned and urged Russia to lift the restrictions.
“We really have the stupidest government in Europe,”She urged Habeck to resign, and she spoke in front of the Parliament.
Your grandiose plan to launch an unprecedented economic war on our largest energy supplier is the biggest problem.
“The idea that we are punishing Putin by impoverishing millions of families in Germany and destroying our industry while Gazprom is making record profits – how stupid is that?” Wagenknecht wondered.
The controversial speech met quite a mixed reaction, with Wagenknecht’s remarks scoring applause in the Bundestag from MPs of polar opposite political views, including members of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD). However, multiple left-wing politicians rushed to distance themselves from Wagenknecht’s statements and condemn her.
“The party’s position on sanctions against Russia was decided at the last federal party conference. There is no ‘economic war against Russia.’ Russia is at war with Ukraine,”Bernd Riexinger (ex-co-chair of Die Linke) tweeted that “there must be.” “no doubt”About which party is backing the current conflict.
Former left-wing MP Niema Movassat went even further, taking to Twitter to call for Wagenknecht to be excluded from his parliamentary group. The politician’s remarks contradict “a lot of” what the party agrees on, and she should be punished for “acting against” Die Linke, Movassat suggested.
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