“First the country, then the party, then the person” is the motto of the latest CDU circular – as well as the “Jamaica” hope. A Berlin Union politician made air now.
Berlin – In the past few weeks, CDU leader Armin Laschet has sent many emails to party members. Peter Mair, CDU politician in Berlin, can, in principle, understand that as well as he does Merkur.de explains: “The motivation behind it was to keep us up to date: What are we doing now and why?” In the last circular on October 9, the 40-year-old, who joined the Union at the age of 17, lost his understanding.
His tweets on this received a lot of attention over the weekend. “I really broke my collar while reading. And I thought about writing this for a long time. But this level of denial of reality and indignity is no longer bearable, ”says one of them.
Laschet emphasized in the letter that Merkur.de it is present that the Union “do not close any doors” and is still available for “Jamaica”. “Quite unrealistic,” Mair thinks of this announcement. His party should now rather look “facts in the eye” and go into the opposition – but “hold your head high”.
Laschet circular mail to CDU members: “red stop light” causes trouble
In this context, he is also annoyed by the word “standstill traffic light” (SPD, Greens + FDP), which Laschet used. “Of course, you can be a little sharper in politics. But we don’t even know what a traffic light coalition is up to! ”Says Mair Merkur.de. “We will be the alternative to the red standstill traffic light – be it in the formation of a government or in the opposition. We have a responsibility to our voters, ”said the CDU circular.
After the election defeat, his party now has to be “honest with itself,” said Mair. The personnel decisions made over the past three years have “really traumatized” many members. “Personally, I don’t share this impression, but many have the feeling that a decision was made against the grassroots,” reports the Berlin state politician.
He himself is not a fan of member decisions (“At the SPD you could see that it may not always be for the best”). Laschet’s plan – as stated in the circular – to discuss “measures with the secretaries general of the state associations” for the “reorganization of the CDU”, Mair does not consider to be correct against this background. At the moment there is no other way than to determine the CDU board by member decision, he thinks.
Twitter rant by a Berlin CDU politician: “Who are we?”
On Twitter, Mair had expressed his anger even more clearly: “No. The big CDU, party of Adenauer, Kohl and Merkel does not wait like a dog in front of the door to see if something still falls away. Who are we? ”He wrote, as well as:“ And then a personal apology is due. For MPs who have lost seats and thousands of members who have given their full commitment. They want honesty and no tactics, just to keep as many options open as possible. “
The thread was set to “private” since Sunday. Why? When asked, Mair laughs. No, he did not experience any hostility. “The wave was just too big. I also have family and wanted to take a break ”. But he intends to set the tweets back to “public”.
Mair ran for the CDU in the Berlin House of Representatives elections in Tempelhof-Schöneberg 2. With 11.6 percent he was only fourth in his constituency. The Green candidate won with almost 36 percent. (frs)