January 26, 2013

Britain's European Fate in German Hands

Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph

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At Waterloo, as the British infantry endured Napoleon’s relentless assault, Wellington anxiously awaited the arrival of the Prussians. “Give me night,” he remarked, “or give me Blücher!” David Cameron might well echo the Iron Duke, for his bold gamble on Europe depends on Angela Merkel riding to the rescue. As the Prime Minister finally delivered the most important speech of his life, it was the German reaction that mattered most. There was palpable relief at Downing Street when the speech received a qualified thumbs-up from Berlin.

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