Some extracts from today’s Irish Times [with my added emphasis]-
THE GOVERNMENT is facing the prospect of a difficult referendum after German chancellor Angela Merkel declared her determination to push for changes to the EU treaties as part of a deal to save the euro.
As talks intensify ahead of a crucial European summit next Thursday and Friday in Brussels, EU officials say the strength of Dr Merkel’s campaign to amend the treaties means other leaders will not be able to spurn her.
However, there is a realisation among senior Ministers in Dublin that Dr Merkel’s commitment to treaty change and the backing she has received from French president Nicolas Sarkozy may have made that process unstoppable.
I have a couple of queries on this.
Firstly who the blind fuck does Merkel think she is, dictating what Europe has to do?
And is there no one with an ounce of a spine to stand up to her?
If I remember my history correctly, Germany once had another leader who came to power on the back of fear and sheer determination that things should be done his way?