Green enfant terrible Boris Palmer attacks all motorists on Facebook. There follows a shit storm against Tübingen’s OB.
Munich / Tübingen – Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock tried to moderate and discipline him. We’re talking about Boris Palmer, Mayor of Tübingen and always good for a big stir – whether it’s about the political issue of immigration or the corona pandemic.
Boris Palmer from the Greens: Tübingen-OB is causing a stir again
The 49-year-old Swabian has now caused a scandal in a different field: He shared it publicly and flat-rate against drivers on Facebook. Specifically: Under the heading “Drivers gamble off”, the Green politician campaigned for a resolution by the Tübingen municipal council that would significantly increase parking fees in the university town. This is intended to strengthen a local climate protection program.
“When it comes to Heilix Blechle, emotions rule in Germany.”
The headline and its message caused a real shit storm on Facebook. As of Wednesday morning (August 4th), almost 790 comments had been collected online. Occasionally there was also approval, but above all sharp criticism of the choice of words. Because: Palmer wrote to the “dear drivers”: “You haven’t paid for the road. You don’t pay enough taxes already. Your favorite vehicle will receive massive subsidies from all tax figures and future generations. If the prices were telling the truth, a parking space would not have to cost 30 euros a year, but 3000. “
Shortly before the 2021 federal election: Greens politician Boris Palmer distributes against motorists
A follower said in the direction of Palmer: “But it is slowly becoming a personal campaign against cars and their owners.” The Green politician replied vehemently: “No, only against people who want to let others pay for the parking space and then cry around. “Recently Palmer, whose father Helmut went down in the history of Baden-Württemberg as the“ Remstal rebel ”, caused a sensation with statements about the dark-skinned footballer Dennis Aogo.
In the video: Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock calls for a quota of migrants
Shortly before the federal election in 2021, the Greens then developed a debate about whether the regionally successful politician should be excluded from the party. However, there was resistance at the grassroots level of the Greens. The outcome is currently completely open; observers consider the process to be protracted.
Boris Palmer: Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock moderated the Tübingen OB
But: Bad publicity is undesirable in the recruitment of Green top candidate Annalena Baerbock to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Now, Palmer’s choice of words was causing the next upset. In response to criticism, he said succinctly and in Swabian: “When it comes to Heilix Blechle, emotions rule in Germany.” (pm / dpa)
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