Germany's The Left Party Accuses SPD Of Borrowing Some Parts Of Party's Platform
Sumaira FH 5 days ago Mon 11th February 2019 | 08:47 PM
Germany's The Left (Die Linke) party accused the Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Monday of borrowing some provisions of its platform
"The SPD concept of welfare state is partially borrowed from us. The minimal wage of 12 Euros [$14 per hour] and basic child benefits have been provisions of The Left Party [platform] for a long time," The Left wrote on its Twitter page.
The Left has also called on the SPD to include calls for the welfare state on the agenda of the ruling Big Coalition, which consists of the SPD, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party Christian Social Union (CSU).
"It will be clear whether the SPD initiatives on the reform of the welfare state are trustworthy when they are included on the agenda of the Big Coalition and when [the SPD] shows its readiness to look for the new [parliament's] majority for [implementation] of their proposals," the Left added.