A politician who just days ago left German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party over her refugee policies said that she was acting counter to people’s interests and had lost contact with the real world.
RT (h/t Jo P) Maximilian Krah made headlines in German media on September 19 after leaving the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) led by Chancellor Merkel, citing her failures in the refugee crisis as a key reason. Krah, who was a CDU member for 10 years, even launched a website calling on other fellow members to turn their backs on the party.
Speaking to RT, he said that while handling the refugee influx, Merkel had neglected people’s concerns and interests. “People are upset with the policy that is not looking to the population, to the interests of the people in the country,” Krah said. He stressed that instead Merkel had focused on “some” opinions while “having lost contact with real world-problems.”
Krah stated that it should have been clear to the German government and Merkel herself that the so-called “open door” policy was a step in the wrong direction. “You can’t have an open door policy when you have a good social security system.” “It’s simply a crazy policy and it’s dangerous,” he went on to say.
The ex-CDU politician noted that it was obvious to him that although Merkel’s refugee policies were not able to solve the issue, there could be no change while she remains the country’s leader.