John Foster hat für den Morning Star, der sozialistischen Tageszeitung Großbritanniens, ein Interview mit der Abgeordneten geführt. Hier könnt ihr es nachlesen (einfach auf „Ganzen Beitrag lesen“ klicken).
JOANNA SCHERINGER-WRIGHT of Germany’s Die Linke party talks to John Foster about the difficulties of working with the Social Democrats and the need to form a concrete policy on the EU
BERLIN is city with a proud history of left-wing politics and still boasts streets and squares named after Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
In the recent Berlin State elections the combined votes of the Left Party (Die Linke), the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Green Party were sufficient to provide the basis for a left-oriented government. Negotiations are currently taking place.
Interviewed in the ancestral home of the German left, Karl Liebknecht House, executive member of the Left Party Dr Joanna Scheringer-Wright argued that such alliances at state/Lander level could have positive outcomes.
As a member of the Thuringiner state assembly, she has had direct experience. Here it has already been possible to establish such a government — currently under the premiership of the Left Party, a party descended from the previous ruling party in the German Democratic Republic.
The alliance government has been able to initiate some progressive policies — including taking local energy supply back into public ownership — though there were also some serious setbacks.
However, Scheringer-Wright drew the line at any such alliance at federal Level.
“The functions of the federal parliament are quite different. They cover overall economic policy, foreign relations and defence. Here the policies of the SPD would make any such alliance impossible.