Angela Merkel’s declaration that new elections would be better than a minority government suggests Germany will be heading back to the polls soon. Though, it should be noted that the decision on whether to call fresh election is technically the German president’s, not Merkel’s. The so-called Jamaica coalition, bringing together Merkel’s CDU, the CSU, the Greens and the economically liberal Free Democrats, can’t be made to work as the collapse of the talks last night showed.
Three events in the next four weeks will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister, I say in The Sun today. If May goes 0 for 3 on the Budget, the Damian Green inquiry and the EU Council then she’ll truly be on the skids. But if the Budget doesn’t unravel, Damian Green is cleared and she gets ‘sufficient progress’ to move on to trade and transition in December then she’ll be in the strongest position she’s been in since the election. The Budget on Wednesday is the first of these tests.
THE next month will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister. If she can get through the Budget, her deputy Damian Green is cleared of inappropriate behaviour and she achieves “sufficient progress” at the EU Council to move on to trade and transition, then she will be in the strongest position she has been in since the election. But if the Budget unravels, Green has to go and the EU gives her the thumbs down in December, she’ll be properly on the skids.
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Selecting a term
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