Monday, November 14, 2005

Updating The German (Not-So) Grand Coalition

From EU Referendum: Over before it began
Remember those heady days when the German Christian Democrats under Angela Merkel were going to re-write the script in Germany? When they were going to introduce reforms that would free up the economy, lower taxation, decrease public spending, turn the country once again into the motor of Europe?

Well, no, as it happens I cannot remember them either. All too long ago and overlaid by weak campaigning, an indecisive result, shenanigans between the parties.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Read the rest.