An interesting article in Spiegel pointing out that 'Mutti' Merkel is adrift in a sea of conflicting tides. For the moment, she paddles on but with no navigators or compasses or even a crew, the ship of state is going in circles. If you are an EU admirer you should be worried because, of course, she is not only 'the dear leader' of Germany but of the whole ramshackle edifice that is the 'United States of Europe'. She is in desperate need of some 'ship's officers' to join her on the bridge but none of them seem at all willing, so both Germany and Europe are drifting. I did pick up a story to the effect that she had her eye on leaving German politics and taking over from 'Junck the Drunk' as the 'Gauleiter of zee Neu Europa'. If only for historical reasons, I can't see the eastern Europeans taking too kindly to that, and the fact that she threw open the doors to mass Muslim immigration will not improve her popularity. Personally, I would welcome it because I prefer open honesty to secret truths. The European Union was, is and always will be, "a German racket", as the late, great Nicholas Ridley put it decades ago, so the quicker the EU has a German Königin the better, and then we can call it by its proper name: das Neue Deutsche Reich.
WARNING: Stand by for incoming 'SoD' - God help us!