Adam Laird is discussing:

Europe is squeezed between a hungry China and surly US | European Union | The Guardian
  1. Merkel shouldn't be considered the only reason the EU has done well in the past twenty years.
  2. Why is Merkel even considered the de Facto boss of the EU? I thought it was meant to be a democracy?
  3. The USA is not the enemy of the EU... unless you disagree that the US should pay well over the odds for the EU's protection.

Simon Tisdall is a tool.