Today is Martin Schulz’s day of doom. The first results of the regional elections in the German land of North-Rhine-Westphalia are out, and it appears that the Social Democrats have suffered a spectacular defeat Continue reading
Somewhat overshadowed by the second round of the French presidential elections, the elections in the German region of Schleswig-Holstein have yielded a result that gives an indication of where Germany will be heading after the national elections in September. And that indication very clearly is: Martin Schulz will not be Bundeskanzler. Continue reading
If a right-wing, or even a moderately conservative, politician did that, there would probably be a criminal investigation, and calls for him to step down immediately. But not so in the case of Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament, who as the newly-elected leader of the German Social Democrats aspires to replace Angela Merkel as Federal Chancellor after the national elections in September. In his case, we are to accept that it was just a joke gone wrong. Continue reading
Following the sudden ascendance of Martin Schulz as their new leader, Social Democrats in Germany have gone through a delirium of optimism, hoping that the former EP President’s “popularity” and “leadership” would boost their chances to win the national elections in September. The media wrote about “Saint Martin”, “Martin the Saviour”, and of a “Schulz-Effect” – and opinion polls suggested that the Social Democrats were now ahead of Angela Merkel’s CDU. Only last week Schulz was elected the new president of the Socialist Party with 100% of delegates’ votes.
Well, the hype didn’t last long. Continue reading
The former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, currently SPD candidate for German Chancellor, has been accused in Parliament’s Budget Control Committee of seeking to abuse his power to promote some of his cronies in breach of EU staff regulations. Continue reading
In the final plenary session of 2016, the European Parliament furtively amended its Rules of Procedure to give its President sweeping powers to censor so-called “hate speech” by Members in the Chamber. Outgoing President Martin Schulz had the draconian measure drafted by fellow-socialist MEP Richard Corbett with virtually no consultation of backbench MEPs. Continue reading
Following confirmation by the EU’s independent anti-fraud body OLAF that it is looking into the allegations of fraudulent misuse of EU funds by former European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the Parliament’s own Budgetary Control Committee has now begun investigating the accusations. Continue reading