FULDA (dpa-AFX) – In the dispute over citizen income, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and CDU chairman Hendrik Wüst rejected “fake news” allegations by traffic light politicians. “Those who try to silence the center opposition risk damaging public discourse and democracy,” Wüst said on Friday evening at the Junge Union’s Germany Day in Fulda.
He accused Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) of being too hesitant in his policies, not only when it came to aid for Ukraine. This crisis “needs clarity, not hesitation and procrastination. This crisis also needs cohesion.” But there is always a fight at the traffic light. The fact that Scholz had to make use of his policy competence in the dispute over longer operating times for nuclear power plants shows how “overwhelmed” the traffic light coalition is. “It’s war in Europe, stop arguing,” said Wüst.