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Rachael Clugston

Rachael Clugston has 12 articles published.

Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

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Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

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It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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Australia Day? The debate continues

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As the celebrations start Down Under, Rachael Clugston remains torn.

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The perfect storm of direct democracy

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Whilst respect is what people yearn for, ongoing exclusion is going to lead to a rejection of liberal democratic values through sheer frustration.

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Saxony: the deadly cost of missed communication

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The unwillingness to keep a translator nearby and not providing linguistic support for callers reporting a crime (or a criminal’s whereabouts) demonstrate a lack of commitment to tackling the complex demands of living in a globalised city.

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English Breakfast, anyone?

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Please EU, just have a cup of tea and be patient, scrambled eggs are off the menu.

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