The P Word

Die Zeit (and yes their new website is rather fetching) on the rise of the Linkspartei. Let’s hope the Forsa poll is correct and they are now the third largest party. Already critics are deriding their policies – troops out of Afghanistan, a wealth tax, apprenticeships returning to 3-year duration, free Kindergarten places for all children, removal of university fees – as ‘populist’. Which is often a good sign.