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Merkel — secure, successful, and no flirt

Angela Tilby

by Angela Tilby

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 @ 12:21

THERE was something iconic about Angela Merkel's brief visit to Westminster last week. The British media hyped her arrival as a chance for David Cameron to make capital out of an alliance that he has worked hard to form. The visit was staged as though she were royalty, and one peer compared her entrance to that of the Pope.

She made it clear in her speech to Parliament that there is no scope for the wilder fantasies of treaty opt-outs and renegotiation. On the other hand, modest ...

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