Claws for concern in Germany:
By the time she had realised her mistake – that as one of Germany’s top communists she should probably not be seen eating lobster – it was too late.
There was no time to switch from the £16 “rich man’s dish” to a more modest platter of kippers, because Sahra Wagenknecht had already been caught on camera in the act of betraying her own political ideals.
Comrade Wagenknecht’s response? She directed an assistant to secure the camera, then erased the shameful lobster images.
“I don’t do anything that I say others shouldn’t do,” she told the daily TAZ. “On the contrary, I’m fighting for a society in which everyone can afford to eat lobster.”
That’s how it used to be in the Soviet Union; nothing but delicious lobster, all the time, for everyone.