This doesn't make our job any easier.

We can't just strive for budget savings; we need an investment push, focusing on 2006.

Believe me, no one in the SPD will allow Merkel to win the elections. There's no chance that we will make this woman, with such radical economic views, chancellor.

If the Union puts conditions on the talks then they will be over very quickly and then there will be a pause until the Union has returned to its senses.