Sunday February 23, 2020

Why Germany needs us

Just as its well-run football teams need the profligate English and Spanish ones, Germany's economy needs the debtor nations, writes David McWilliams.

2nd June, 2012
'Without the periphery buying their goods, the Germans would have no one to play economics with.'

I was only hit once with a leather in school. But it was worth it. Years ago, Pelé came to Ireland and trained in the grounds of our school. Four of us bunked off French to see the great man and get an autograph. What would you do: Pelé or French?

Apparently, this was a 'mortaller' and, for our punishment, a small, thick leather strap was produced from the drawer and a clattering...

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