Germany exposes the iron fist of solidarity over Greece & EADS
Politicians from the opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Greens struck a similar tone ahead of the visit, Merkel's first to Greece since the eurozone debt crisis ignited nearly three years ago.
Elsewhere German arrogance, disguised as EU solidarity, is displayed in the demand that should the merger of the Franco/German aircraft and defense firm EADS with British Aerospace be allowed to proceed, the combined company must be headquartered in Germany and the French and German Governments be given authority to retain state shareholdings.
Britain's remaining defence will thus lie almost entirely within foreign control, its non-EU markets in the USA, Australia, Canada and othe Commonwealth countries neutered and therefore our islands doomed to insignificance in a very short time.
Like Britain's power utilities, manufacturing industry, chemical busiuness and so many other once strong international concerns, British Aerospace will have been destroyed.
Less than 70 years since the end of WWII, Germany will have disarmed our country.
It seems the Prime Minister, David Cameron's party conference speech tomorrow could not fall at a more appropriate moment.