>Klaus quits ODS
>Well, subtly poisonous indeed, but not quite what I expected. A rather (probably deliberately) flat and – indeed, sad sounding – four minute speech from Klaus in which he says that he is resigning as Honorary President of ODS because he has been unable for a long time to identify with many of the party’s positions. He regrets it ‘ongoing transformation from a party of the right into a party of the centre and lobbyist interests’. In truth, it was and always has been both Some delegates reportedly to have cried. No call for a split, but a move that makes one more likely. No doubt the intended and calcultated outcome.