Column declaration of love: away with the platform ticket

The Christian Democrats in Hamburg are making the already beleaguered SPD mayor Olaf Scholz look a little worse for wear.

In practice, the ticket is aimed less at revolutionaries than at beggars and the homeless Illustration: TOM

Hamburg’s CDU has landed a minor PR coup – one that makes the already beleaguered SPD mayor Olaf Scholz look a little worse for wear: it is calling for the abolition of the platform ticket on public transport. And the red-green Senate refuses.