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A win for Social Democrat Scholz in German elections could be a shot in the arm for Europe’s left after a decade on the sickbed

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The German election this Sunday is painfully too close to call, because such is the confluence of opinion in Deutschland that, apart from the left and the right, everyone pretty much stands for the same thing. How to choose when everyone looks the same?

They love to talk of colourful coalitions in Germany, using the combinations of representative colours of their political parties based on the national flags of countries like Jamaica (black, yellow, and green) or Kenya (black, red, and green), but really they’re all just shades of grey. The same, but different.

Unsurprisingly fiscally conservative, generally welcoming on immigration, and stridently pro-European, the major contenders are all fighting over the same slice of what’s left in the political pie – and it’s excruciating to watch.

On this week’s TV debate the leaders competed to one-up each other by shining a low-voltage spotlight on their all-important eco-credentials, all claiming to either ride a bike........

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