Merkel has certainly lost a lot of popularity, but is still running at a level of more than 40%....so is the odds on favorite to remain Chancellor. One of the main reasons for her drop in favour was her open door migration policy. If she softens her view on that, it would probably have more effect than taking a hard line with the UK....in fact she is the one taking a more pragnmatic approach to Brexit than the leaders of some other countries.jjbomber said:They are taking a hard line so that the German people will want to remain. If Germany votes to leave then the EU is gone and the Euro is history. Our economy is going to soar as we are free from all the red tape. Germans will want to follow us eventually, but the longer the politicians stay in, the longer they can keep their back-handers and corruption receipts flowing.
IMO. We are going to enter a world of red tape, as we renegotiate 39 trade deals covering 65 countries (without any trade negotiators)....and that doesn't include the extra red tape that we will need to comply with in order to sell into the Single Market (that we've currently got free access to).
...and as for our economy soaring....I'm not so sure, if there is any truth in this: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-banks-idUKKCN12M0TZ