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Konrad Werner: You have to look busy

What would you do if you were a politician? Make even more laws? more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Snowden-friendly Germany invests in mass surveillance

The German secret service this month leaked its mass surveillance plans to the press and no one was charged with treason. Netzpolitik did the same thing last year and caused a massive fuss. more

Sep 21, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Konrad Werner: We'll take that, Merkel

Angela Merkel hasn't changed much in the last nine years, but our standards have – in this world, anyone who can hold a coherent thought looks like a great humanitarian. more

Aug 1, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Britain's buggered, but now we need a proper EU

Everything's fucked, and Brexit is just a symptom of it – and Merkel and Juncker need to come up with a plan that's better than just "make the markets stable". more

Jun 28, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Pegida lost the Kinder chocolate, but it's winning everything else

Taking the piss out of the Pegida idiots and saying you'd love to have Jerome Boateng living next door is all very good, but Merkel's integration law shows that the racists are still winning. more

May 30, 2016 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The Heckler & Koch plot thickens

Prosecuting media outlets has become Germany's new favourite thing – after Böhmermann, public prosecutors have now started going after journalists who uncovered Heckler & Koch's illegal arms deal. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: So are we sure Erdogan doesn't fuck goats?

What's the point of living in a free country if you can't accuse foreign dictators of fucking goats? more

Apr 11, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Konrad Werner: The refugee deal is immoral, but it might save Merkel

Today it begins: refugees from Greece are going to be mass deported back to Turkey. Well done Europe – a million people was all it took to wipe out all your post-World-War-II principles. more

Apr 4, 2016 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Who's really in charge?

We now know that the BND is just as uncontrolled and unaccountable as the NSA. And Angela Merkel's administration seems to have no idea what's going on. more

Nov 17, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Stop pretending Merkel is soft on refugees

Merkel hasn't suddenly found a heart and gone mad. And she's not being "unrealistic" about the refugee crisis. She's just doing what she always does – protecting Germany's economy. Oh, and deciding not to let people die. more

Oct 30, 2015 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The EU has no idea what a refugee crisis is

This isn't a crisis, this is just called reluctantly getting your shit together. more

Sep 11, 2015 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog


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Konrad Werner: Where has this Merkel been?

There's a ban on Merkel-bashing this week – she did good. Just a few small points, though... Really tiny. Konrad feels a bit dickish even bringing them up, to be honest. more

Sep 4, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Merkel's anti-Nazi plan – encourage then condemn

Merkel has said she's against all the Nazi violence in Saxony. Maybe she could stop ignoring the situation before it festers up so badly? more

Aug 25, 2015 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

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Konrad Werner: What's the point of the SPD?

Why does Sigmar Gabriel exist? Who castrated the centre-left? Is this what German politics has come to: wondering who will be Merkel's next gimp? more

Jul 27, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Germany, shut up and pay your Nazi debts!

Let's try a word association: When I say the word "debt", what word pops into your mind? It's "Greece", right? But, John Riceburg asks, what if Germany was actually the country that needs to pay its debts? more

Jul 22, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Merkel, please stop Schäuble, he's insane

Why does the chancellor let Wolfgang Schäuble do whatever he wants even though it's immoral AND it blatantly doesn't work? more

Jul 20, 2015 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Konrad Werner: Merkel's reassuring cluelessness

It turns out that Angela Merkel doesn't really know what to do about Greece either. But she thinks she's right anyway. That makes Konrad feel better. more

Jul 3, 2015 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: What does the average German care about?

Here's why Merkel's government can carry on fucking over the German people. more

Jun 12, 2015 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Welcome to the Bavarian police state

John Riceburg reports on his trip down to the G7 conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last weekend, where he ran into 24,000 police – a bigger force than the army of Kenya. more

Jun 10, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Germany sells friendship to al-Sisi

You'd think Merkel and Gauck, having both lived in a police state, might give a bit more of a shit about Egypt's political prisoners. If they really have to sell German stuff, they could at least pretend to be ashamed of themselves. more

Jun 5, 2015 11:45 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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