has Officially Christoph Blocher no more function in the SVP-tip. Unofficially, he decides all important questions. That was this week, once again, significantly, when he made that call on day two, after the Zurich-based electoral defeat of the Tariff. On the occasion of the Nomination of Roger Köppel for the Council of States candidates, last Tuesday, in Oerlikon, stated of the 78-Year-old his displeasure and made it clear that he wants to see within a week a new strategy. Three days later, the leadership of the cantonal party resigned on pressure from above, as it is called.
An image that was on the Friday viral, illustrates the Position of the chief: While the extended Board of the SVP Switzerland, on Friday in the historic Hagenwil castle in the upper Canton of Thurgau Amriswil appeared, landed Blocher with the helicopter next to the green Meadow and let to a farmer with the tractor to the castle drive. Blocher sat on the wooden bed of the tractor-trailer, on a covered straw bales. It was funny, he said the next day at the Assembly in the Amriswiler Pentorama, where the Thurgauer SVP, welcomed around 400 delegates from the whole of Switzerland. Magdalena Martullo was lying in the helicopter on the flight, reported the "Tagblatt". On the tractor it was not to be seen.
the picture of THE day! Christoph Blocher is driven with the tractor from the castle meadow (where he ended up with the Heli) to the castle of Hagenwil. (Image: Manuel Nagel/PD/Felix Würth via Thurgauer Zeitung) pic.twitter.com/SN96Ix8bIw— Rene Roediger (@djsojus) 29. March 2019
No grassroots democracy
meet The delegates several times per year to discuss coordination templates and to adopt slogans. This Assembly, however, under the Motto of this year's SVP-election campaign: "The institutional framework of the agreement destroyed the Switzerland", so the invitation was overwritten. The two voting templates of 19. May, tax - and social security financing as well as weapons Directive, were secondary. And there is hardly a topic of the election debacle from the last Sunday in Zurich, as the party has lost 5.5 per cent vote share.
the party's President Albert Rösti told what the Switzerland, the SVP Anke to thank for everything: not a framework agreement, social detectives, a still viable AHV. Very briefly, he went on to speak of the failure, the need to self-criticise, it is the SVP had not managed to move their own base. Doubt, whether the party is on the right track with the negation of global warming and the focus on the EU and the framework agreement – which does not seem to be at the party top.
if you Listen to the case of SVP politicians, it sounds more sophisticated. "The framework agreement is not the concern of the little people," said a longtime national Council on the outskirts of the Assembly of delegates. The concern of the voters, rather, is: How do I pay my bills? That is why it was wrong, that the SVP with the franchises-have sympathized increase. This was contrary to the principles of the party. He wants to get a quote. It would also have no value. The SVP is not a base democracy.
"What do you think?"
The question goes to Christoph Blocher: Sets the SVP to the right topic? What do you believe, he asks, what is the right theme? "You mean, by the EEA accession in 1992, it had been with this theme for the people?" You go then to the people, as soon as it threatens all dawns, which in the case of a rapprochement with the EU. The SVP could not choose the topics that are currently popular.
Blocher tells of the arrival of the day before, in the castle of Hagenwil, on the tractor. His wife, by the way, have taught here in Amriswil as a 21-year-old student, primary students, "a class with just boys". Then there had been a class föteli, and the father of a student I saw the picture and asked: "What, you have only one girl in the class?" Blocher is laughing, having fun. On the question of how the SVP of Zurich, who should take up the reins, he replies: "I know not exactly."
specter of the framework contract
Many of the familiar faces are there: Federal President Ueli Maurer and Guy Parmelin, who, as Minister of the economy, his first appearance, of the Valais, Ex-state councillor Oskar Freysinger, the Aargau cantonal councillor Franziska Roth, which is currently with your cantonal party in the Clinch. Frey singer responds angrily to the question of whether the framework agreement is the right topic: "If we agree to the framework agreement, then we can wrap up, then I'll stop with the politics, I tell you!" Policy is not a lottery, not a Marketing game.
here that this is all democracy, Yes or no, to Be or not to be. Other a shrug of the shoulders. The subject of the framework agreement was arrived at to the people, says a long-standing national Council. Whether it is the right topic for the Federal election year? He did not know it.
The party's top know. Their Speeches are haunting. Albert Rösti, Roger Köppel, Magdalena Martullo, Thomas Matter – they are all painted on Saturday in Amriswil is a bleak picture of a Switzerland institutional framework agreement. A 15% VAT like in the EU, up to one billion Swiss francs, more spending for the unemployed, EU-cross-border commuters, and even our dual education system, we ought to get rid of, my you. Because governments and companies are likely to cooperate. The framework agreement was the "bright have is amazing". 13 claims to the bilateral relationship between Switzerland and the EU were adopted by the delegates: no strangers to judge, no cohesion payments, the implementation of the mass immigration initiative in 2014. And so on.
is Not also in dispute with the Federal Council
With so many construction sites, the SVP is at least within the party closes the series. Until recently, you were clearly opposed to the tax and AHV-financing template (Staf), now the party's Executive Committee Friday was the voting decided in the castle of Hagenwil release. It is a concession to the SVP-Finance Minister Ueli Maurer, of the tried to explain to the delegates in Amriswil with many "indeed", "actually" and "but" as to why one should accept the submission in spite of all their shortcomings. The delegates followed the recommendation of the party Board and decided the voting share. Regarding safety, the EU, Switzerland must tell nothing, said Old national councillor Ulrich Schlueer, before the vote of the delegates. "The EU country In which members of the government, like our Federal councillors move without security personnel among the people?" (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 30.03.2019, 18:28 PM