GERMANY’S populist Alternative For Germany (AfD) has opened its two day Congress in Bavaria by calling for the establishment of a ‘Fortress Europe’. Jörg Meuthen addressing the gathering, which was greeted with left-wing protests, called multiculturalism the “great ideological fallacy of the 21st century”.
Meuthen pushed for an immigration policy which would turn Europe into ‘Fortress Europe’ and went onto name Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, his populist vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, Italian right-wing leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban as leaders that the AfD would “look to cooperate with”.
In a clear attempt to aggressively move the AfD’s tanks onto Angel Merkel’s lawn, the leader of AfD’s parliamentary group Alice Weidel said that an alliance with the conservative Christian Social Union was “conceivable”. Meanwhile, AfD deputy party leader Beatrix von Storch slammed Chancellor Angela Merkel and her immigration policy, telling DW that “everything that Mrs. Merkel has asked for has failed.”
The recent EU Summit aimed at saving Mrs Merkel’s political skin has ended with her being branded a “beggar” by The Spectator‘s Fraser Nelson as he noted her much-diminished authority both within Germany and the EU. It is quite clear that the fate of the entire EU is now being decided by the battle to topple Mrs Merkel within Germany. If she falls there is little future for the entire project and patriots may get to dance on its political grave sooner rather than later.