ROBERT COLLS: What English flag-waving tells Europeans baffled by Brexit 

There’s a beautiful moral simplicity about sporting contests. Win or lose. In or out. So how nice it is that England, which voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, has done so well in a competition that’s called Euro 2020. After the Brexit vote, the outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk warned that this … Read more

Queen looks delighted as she arrives at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Her Royal Happiness! Queen looks delighted in a dressed-down navy padded gilet as she arrives at the Royal Windsor Horse Show – after hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Windsor Castle Queen, 95, appeared in good spirits as she arrived at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning  The monarch dressed down in a loose … Read more

Angela Merkel meets the Queen at Windsor Castle as the German chancellor prepares to bow out

The royal wiedersehen: Angela Merkel meets the Queen at Windsor Castle as the German chancellor prepares to bow out after 16 years in power Mrs Merkel went to Windsor Castle for an audience with the monarch  It was the second time they have met within a few weeks in England. They were seen together at … Read more

Angela Merkel expresses ‘grave concern’ over Wembley crowd size

Angela Merkel expresses ‘grave concern’ about the number of fans attending Euro 2020 games at Wembley as she says it is ‘a bit too much’ but Boris Johnson insists matches are going ahead in ‘very careful and controlled manner’ By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 16:52 BST, 2 July 2021 | Updated: … Read more

Boris Johnson makes light of UK-EU ‘sausage war’ row

Boris Johnson jokes to Angela Merkel the ‘wurst is behind us’ over post-Brexit UK-EU ‘sausage war’ as PM says the two sides must ‘sort out’ problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol Boris Johnson today joked the ‘wurst is behind us’ over EU-UK ‘sausage war’  Mr Johnson said UK and EU must ‘sort out’ issues with … Read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: Angela Merkel has suffered three striking defeats

How optimistic should England supporters be about tomorrow’s match against Germany in the knockout stage of the UEFA Euro 2020 Football Championship? As we haven’t won against them in a ‘winner takes all’ match of any significance since the FIFA World Cup Final of 1966, apprehensiveness on the part of the home fans — this … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘will take Lord Frost to G7 to avoid Brexit ambush’

Boris Johnson ‘will take Lord Frost with him to G7 in Cornwall to avoid Brexit ambush by the EU’ as the UK demands Brussels ditch threat of sausage trade war ahead of crunch meeting today on Northern Ireland Protocol Lord Frost will reportedly attend G7 summit in Cornwall which starts on Friday  Lord Frost’s presence … Read more

Angela Merkel defends lobbying for Wirecard, saying it was ‘in Germany’s best interests’ 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her lobbying for Wirecard during a 2019 visit to China, telling a parliamentary committee that the payments company received no special treatment and that it was in Germany’s interest to promote its businesses. Mrs Merkel said Wirecard’s aim of entering the Chinese market overlapped with the best interests of … Read more

Protesters are dragged away by Berlin police after Merkel brings in powers to impose Covid measures

Protests have erupted in Berlin after Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a new law that hands the government power to impose rules across Germany to combat a third wave of Covid-19. Police were seen dragging demonstrators away from outside the German parliament on Tuesday where crowds of anti-lockdown protesters had gathered to oppose the law.   One … Read more

Germany ‘needs a lockdown’ and may have to bring in curfews to curb virus health minister warns 

Germany needs to implement nationwide measures to break the current wave of coronavirus infections as quickly as possible, its health minister said on Friday. ‘We need a lockdown,’ Jens Spahn told journalists in a news conference, adding that nighttime curfews may be necessary to further reduce social contacts. He said that there were currently nearly … Read more