Pat Leahy: Macron eyes Merkel’s dominant EU role

Six-month extension to Brexit opens potential window for general election

The elderly German couple paused at passport control in Heathrow Airport on Thursday. “May I ask a question?” the gentleman said politely. The UK Border Force lady eyed him warily. “Why do you make the Brexit?” he continued. Waiting behind, The Irish Times glanced around to see if there were other queues that could be slipped into. This could take a while.

Her Majesty’s representative was impeccably polite, but non-committal. Our German friend pressed, however. “Will you...
source: Irish Times

2019-04-13 06:04
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