So will the Iron Chancellor bend or will she carry on regardless?
Angela Merkel was last night said to be ‘profoundly disturbed’ after a poll showed that a majority of Germans want to ditch the struggling euro. Sources in Berlin said the German chancellor was shocked by the evidence of growing Euroscepticism in her country, at a time when Germany is under huge pressure to bankroll a rescue of the single currency. The poll in a German newspaper found that 51 per cent of Germans think the country should return to the deutschmark. It is the first poll to show that more want to leave the euro than stay in it. Only 29 per cent thought Germany would be better off staying inside the 17-strong eurozone. The survey also found that 71 per cent of Germans now believe Greece should be booted out of the single currency unless it acts on promises to tackle its huge debts
So, most Germans want to bring back the Deutschmark! Who can blame them but Merkel and the rest of the Governing elite have a very different agenda in play and so this is faux horror. She will plough on with “the project” – enjoying the export boom the weak Euro brings whilst seeking to increase CONTROL over the failed EuroNations. Ignoring the wishes of the electorates is central to what Brussels actually does and the 51% who hanker for a return to the previous currency will remain in the bunker. The Euro project is NOT about democracy, it is all about power.