It’s still too early to say if they will sustain the momentum but German socialists now have a trend rather than just one-offs.
The news has barely caused a ripple in the British media, but German Socialists overtook Merkel’s conservatives for the first time in years.
While the far-right is pushing hard for Angela Merkel to lose in its national elections in September, the German Chancellor has a card up her sleeve: Donald Trump himself.
It seems that far-right parties across Europe want to dish it out but cannot take critical reporting of their own activities.
As soon as the terror attack hit Berlin last week, far-right figures across Europe held German Chancellor Angela Merkel responsible, for giving shelter to Syrian refugees.
In sharp contrast to Downing Street’s muted message that they “congratulated” Donald Trump on his victory last night, Angela Merkel took a very different approach today