see url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42057108
Who would have thought that Germany would become confused as to where it
is going and who is going to lead it? Whilst it is good that Germany
accepted so many migrants from Africa, it might have been better to drop
tariffs between Africa and the EU and develop trade, beneficial to all.
I have nothing against immigration or emigration, but, in my view, it
does need to be controlled, so that disruption amongst the "native"
population is minimised.
Angela Merkel is now saying that she does not want to lead a minority
government. Why? Because it will limit her room to manoeuvre of
course. She was the Queen-pin of Europe until the last German
elections. The Greeks will be pleased, it makes it more difficult to
dictate their debt repayment, so that German banks can be kept secure.
The French will be pleased, because it will enhance their political
and economic power within Europe, as they fill the gap. Most of the rest
of the EU will be pleased too, especially those countries with a lot of
debt and with no option to be able to devalue their currency, but who
are bullied by the powerful Northern European establishment, as the
Euro was becoming the Mark under any other name.
It will also affect the UK/EU negotiations. Up till now, the
situation has been mostly one way, with the EU demanding, dictating and
deciding the agenda, much to the chagrin of those of us who voted for
Brexit; they are asking a lot for the payments and the cost of the Brits
leaving. Now it opens up the field a bit and allows for more
negotiation. There are going to be more confusions and splits as we go
along. Transition like transgenderism is not an easily understood
process. The big problem is the Irish/UK boundary, solving that is
going to cost a lot for both sides. We might have to build a wall like
that proposed between Mexico and the US by POTUS Trump.
If only we could allow Zimbabwe to become a member of the EU, write down
its debts, help it to develop its economy and increase trade between the
first and developing world, but with Brussels Bureaucrats having their
own agenda and career paths, I doubt it. Global economy...rubbish,
global power by a select few, more like...:-).