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Non-political post about a politician
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:34:43 am »
Adding to the occasional posts about public personalities who have model railways, I present, ladies and gentlemen, Horst Seehofer.

Who is he, I hear you cry. He is (at time of typing) Angela Merkel's interior minister, who has made an real hash of trying to threaten her and ended by making a fool of himself.

From The Times article "Horst Seehofer hits the buffers":

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Horst Seehofer has a model train set in the basement of his holiday home near Ingolstadt. It is no ordinary train set: Mr Seehofer, the German interior minister and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), has placed a plastic figurine with an image of Angela Merkel glued to it standing in the diesel locomotive, indicating that while she may be at the front of the train, he is controlling it round the track.  ...

Mr Seehofer turns 69 tomorrow. Few doubt that he will soon have more time for his trains.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/analysis-horst-seehofer-hits-the-buffers-0tshddwrb

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 10:38:05 am »
Behind a paywall. Curious article!

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 10:42:58 am »
Yes indeed
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 11:01:19 am »
It's not that curious. I've just quoted the start and the end of the piece(that's what the "..." was intended to indicate). I've left out the political meat because of copyright and because this board disapproves of political posts, and quite right too  :no:

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 12:31:43 pm »
Gott in Himmel !  Reichsmarschall  Hermann Goering had a large train set which he ran to entertain guests,
though I don't think he had a  figure of  Hitler  on the locos.

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 12:46:44 pm »
Don't you just love the by-line "Few doubt that he will soon have more time for his trains"
(followed by the sound of Noel Edmunds Golden Guillotine no doubt)

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 11:00:47 pm »
The way he's written it, you'd think being Germany's interior minister came before running your layout.

Journalists, eh.  :no:

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Re: Non-political post about a politician
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 10:07:26 am »
It's not that curious. I've just quoted the start and the end of the piece(that's what the "..." was intended to indicate). I've left out the political meat because of copyright and because this board disapproves of political posts, and quite right too  :no:

Yes, I realise that's not the whole article, it's just a weird segue into what I assume is an article about his political ineptitude.

 

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