Berlin will dictate bailout terms
The significance of the messages coming from our friends in Berlin should not be underestimated at a time when our friends in Boston look as though they have our low corporation tax regime in their sights
Many years ago when I was a student, two friends and I got summer jobs waitressing in Germany. Waitressing can be hard work, particularly when you are trying to take an order in a language in which you are not fluent.
But my biggest problem was totting up the bills at the table without a calculator.
On one occasion, a customer challenged the Rechnung (the bill). Assuming I must have calculated it to his disadvantage,...
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