Adam Laird is discussing:

With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?
  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.