The German consensus which placed no significant party to the right of the CDU, thus bolstering it as a governing force, is breaking down.
Posts Tagged: Angela Merkel
Ashley Fox: I believe that there will be a Brexit deal. But Hammond must none the less use his Budget to prepare for the worst.
If the measures involved prove unnecessary, any money lost will be a fraction of the financial gains from having secured a mutually acceptable deal.
Berlin has a quite different, and far more leisurely, sense of time to London.
The Prime Minister may well be better fitted than any of her rivals to carry through Brexit.
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
Henry Newman: Macron seems determined to prove that Brexiteer fears about a federal Europe were right all along.
But could Germany, in the wake of its election result, now become the prime bulwark against Macron’s and Juncker’s ambitions?
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
The German Chancellor on the exit polls that show her set for a fourth term – but with Alternative für Deutschland winning 13 per cent of the vote.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
Christopher Howarth: NATO will survive both Trump and Merkel’s criticisms. But it might not survive a Prime Minister Corbyn.
The idea that Brexit is a threat to defence co-operation is a myth.
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.