The CDU wants new emergency laws against flooding, among other things (here: Passau, 2013) Image: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-3.0-DE
CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader expects thunderstorms, floods and new pandemics in the wake of the climate crisis and wants to prepare for "all national and European emergencies"
In the first part of the speech by Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) on Thursday in the Bundestag, it was clear: this man belongs to a governing party and is currently defending the requested lockdown measures to contain the Corona pandemic against criticism from FDP leader Christian Lindner. "The lockdown is working", said Brinkhaus – and it was "mercifully", That Lindner was trying to campaign in this way, "in the most serious crisis that has this republic". Polls show that this is not well received, he said. "Freedom is always the freedom of the weak" said Brinkhaus with a view to the elderly and the previously ill, who are particularly endangered by the corona virus – this no longer sounded one hundred percent like the CDU.