Bernd Schlömer couldn’t take it any more. “I’ve had enough,” he announced. “I’ve really had enough.”
The chair of Germany’s Pirate Party is no stranger to criticism. Online commenters have called him everything from a “maniac” to simply an “asshole.” Schlömer is quite used to insults.
This makes it all the more surprising that Schlömer reacted so strongly to criticism from one of his colleagues this February during a virtual meeting with party leaders. This particular member joined in the discussion to declare that he considered Schlömer incompetent.