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Not a peep as Germany and France usurp power

It has been a dismal seven days, not just because of the events of the week, but also for what those events portend. The spectacle of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy summoning George Papandreou to

6th November, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel: imperious conduct. Photo: PA

It has been a dismal seven days, not just because of the events of the week, but also for what those events portend.

The spectacle of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy summoning George Papandreou to account, and threatening Greece with expulsion from the eurozone, was a chilling insight into the new reality in the European Union.

The promises that the EU would be a safe haven for smaller nations, whose interests would be protected by...

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