The Special SAP Congress was supposed to be about the future. Or at least that’s what I had been led to believe. Yet all that seems to have happened has been a drawn out series of thank-yous to GÃƒÂ¶ran Persson, and him talking. First it was him in the morning, then again in the afternoon, together with some twee pictures of him on a film and an excruciatingly embarassing song from a Schlager singer (Anne-Lie RydÃƒÂ©) who even kissed him long on the lips at the end of the song. Eugh! It’s horrid. There was some sort of ‘debate’ where party people each spoke for 1 minute, and the mood of the Congress is positive and optimistic, but this is not really the professional and motivating Congress the party needs.
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