Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 18, 2019

Deutschland Liebt Uns

Germany loves us! It’s official. As Germany slides into recession it seems our £39billion is even more important. Even the huge balance of trade surplus they enjoy is in doubt. The woman tipped to become Germany’s next chancellor has appealed for Britain to stay in the EU, calling it Britain’s “home”.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer  became leader of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) last month. Last night, she became the most senior German politician to plead for the UK to cancel Brexit in an ‘unprecedented’ cross-party campaign. Mrs Kramp-Karrenbauer, also known by her initials AKK, was joined by more than two dozen German politicians, artists and heads of industry in her plea.

In a letter to The Times, the group begged Britain ‘from the bottom of our hearts’ to remain in the EU. It marks a shift to a warmer, less obstinate tone from Berlin. The letter states the two countries have a special relationship thanks to Britain’s vital role in rebuilding Germany after the Second World War.

The letter reads ‘Without your great nation, this continent would not be what it is today: a community defined by freedom and prosperity. Should Britain wish to leave the European Union for good, it will always have friends in Germany and Europe.

But the group was at pains to tell Britain ‘we believe no choice is irreversible’ and ‘our door will always remain open’ as ‘Europe is home’. It states: ‘We would miss the legendary British black humour and going to the pub after work hours to drink an ale. We would miss tea with milk and driving on the left-hand side of the road. And we would miss seeing the panto at Christmas.

‘But, more than anything else, we would miss the British people – our friends across the Channel. We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times. Therefore Britain should know: from the bottom of our hearts, we want them to stay.’

The letter was co-signed by Andrea Nahles, leader of the Social Democrats, the coalition partners of Mrs Merkel’s CDU. The news comes after Social Democrat Katarina Barley, Mrs Merkel’s justice minister, yesterday proposed a second referendum with the option to abandon Brexit. Really, she did!

Mrs Barley, whose father is British, said she respects the will of the British people. However, she said the first referendum was on the idea of Brexit while a second one would be on the draft exit deal with the EU. Two British words, Frau Kramp-Karrenbauer, sod off!

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