Daily Archives: January 5, 2011

Gideon Rachman

The political situation in Germany today is eerily reminiscent of what’s happening in Britain. Guido Westerwelle is leader of the Free Democrats, the most liberal (in the European sense) party in Germany and the junior partner in the country’s coalition government.

But ever since joining the coalition as part of the Christian Democrat led coalition, both Westerwelle and the Free Democrats have seen their poll ratings go into freefall. It sounds exactly like what is happening to the Liberal Democrats and Nick Clegg in Britain. Read more >>