New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Columnists >

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 ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

House for Duty Priest in Charge

North West

DIOCESE OF CARLISLE Black Combe Benefice St. Michael and All Angels Bootle; St. John The Baptist Corney; St. Mary's Whitbeck; St Mary's Whicham The Bishop of Carlisle seeks to appoint a House...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Should churchpeople resist the proposed liberalisation of Sunday trading laws?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

Wed 10 Feb 16 @ 14:41
Church research advises smiling to bring in visitors https://t.co/zfNq7w7Hj8 https://t.co/HpKfXpw50x

Wed 10 Feb 16 @ 12:08
RT @greenbeltOur Partners @ChurchTimes are hosting @BloxhamFestival of Faith & Lit 19-21 Feb. @SarahGPerry tickets available here https://t.co/5sOVqWIoZT