The snail loses pace
GÜNTER GRASS, an enthusiast for the centre-left ideas of Willy Brandt, chronicled the slow post-war rise of social democracy in an elegant memoir called “From the Diary of a Snail”. The creature struck the writer as an apt metaphor for that school of ...
German Social Democrats fret as 'Mr Zig Zag' stumbles
Despite being the SPD's longest-serving leader since the legendary Willy Brandt, he has lost support among rank and file. “I've been in the SPD for 20 years … But unfortunately I can't support you,” voter Bjoern Uhde wrote on a supporters' website ...
What Jeremy Corbyn offers his supporters is clarity
Around once a year now, something bubbles to the surface that shows how broken mainstream politics has become. Sometimes these things endure; often they fizzle out. But from the brief season of Cleggmania, through the on-off rise of Ukip and the ...
Leipziger Straße und Willy-Brandt-Straße
Die zweite Schlägerei ereignete sich in der Nacht zu Samstag in der Willy-Brandt-Straße (vormals Philipp-Müller-Straße). Wie die Polizei mitteilte, sei ein Hallenser gegen 2.40 Uhr von zwei jungen Männern angepöbelt, gestoßen und geschlagen worden.