Gauland is speaking sense on that issue, but the established political hierarchy will always do anything they can to crush any incoming group that threaten the status quo, and thus unless they can garner solid ongoing support and appeal to a centre majority they will die, UKIP will evidence that. Merkel is only in power due to constant alliances and the weakness of the German population to risk change, aided by a very strong economy, her policies have caused social unrest throughout Europe, and like most politicians of any persuasion, she has lied. She stated that if she was not the leader of the CDU she would stand down as Chancellor, well thats come and gone, just another duplicitous politician feeding at the trough. The Germans have no stomach for risk in politics, weighed down by their past, so she can just dominate and get away with it. The biggest danger to European unity is the Franco-German alliance. Macron has lost his grip and has shown his weakness very quickly, and is yet another French reactionary politician that will do anything to save his own political skin.