Is the end night for Angela Merkel and her disastrous EU?

By Professor Arthur Noble

‘Après moi, le déluge’

The EU is in chaos after German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed ‘the most powerful woman in Europe’, stormed out of the Bundestag on 22 February 2018 when Dr Alice Weidel, the new (though in her personal life controversial) leader of the anti-EU and anti-Islam Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD), blasted her for threatening to “punish” the UK over Brexit and for squandering German taxpayers’ money to finance “her” [Merkel’s own] EU project. The speech drew huge applause.

In her fiery address,1 Weidel demanded that Merkel should “stop issuing threats” against the UK: “The EU wants to make an example of Great Britain, a punishment beyond any economic or political reason. This is not how one treats a European partner.” She pointed out that the predicted recession in the wake of the Brexit vote did not happen, but that on the contrary the British economy showed growth. Rodney Atkinson, who is well known for his incisive analyses and accurate predictions, has summarised the already positive results of Brexit for the UK even before it happens, and its negative effect on the EU.2

Weidel then denounced the Chancellor’s refugee quota system for immigrants and refugees; but it was a comment by the AfD co-founder, Alexander Gauland, that provoked Merkel’s hasty flight from the chamber: “Countries want to decide for themselves whom they take in. There is no national duty with regard to multiculturalism.”


Weidel warned that the European Commission was planning to restrict Britain’s access to the single market, even during the transition period, specifically because of the fear that other countries in Europe could follow suit and “take back their sovereignty”: “By supporting these plans to ostracise Germany’s biggest trading partner in the EU, you [Merkel] are taking free trade and competition hostage and establishing a failed EU ideology. The good trading relationship with Great Britain and the rest of the Continent must be maintained; otherwise Europe will be disadvantaged in global trade.”

The speech also attacked Merkel’s plan to transfer “more money and sovereignty” away from the Europe’s nation states to Brussels because Brexit has drained the financial coffers of the EU and would leave “a huge financial black hole” in its budget, which she said should be “cut” instead. In fact, the EU Statistics Office Eurostat has discovered and admitted that the EU already has a debt of “at least 21.5 trillion Euro”.3

Brussels is now trying to solve its looming post-Brexit financial bankruptcy by targeting Central and Eastern Europe countries (the so-called Visegrad nations – the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) with drastic cutbacks on agricultural subsidies. Czech State Secretary for European Affairs Aleš Chmelař says that this will put the whole EU project at risk. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in an angry confrontation with the EU elite, is demanding a massive refund of 1bn Euro from Brussels’ coffers as compensation for his country’s having been on the front lines of the EU’s borders and forced to build a wall to keep migrants out.4


The rise of populist movements across Europe has been slow but steady. The recent spate of electoral defeats which they inflicted on the EU actually started with Merkel herself, where the AfD gained record electoral support and won seats in the Bundestag for the first time in the January 2018 election, severely damaging her and her CDU. The AfD is now more popular in the polls than the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom Merkel is desperately trying to form a Grand Coalition. Recent elections across Europe nevertheless testify to her coming demise as Chancellor.

Despite the narrow defeat of the National Front’s (FN) Marine Le Pen by the EU’s globalist plant in the French Presidential elections, she did beat the two major French parties. Her niece Marion Maréchal Le Pen, who is “waiting in the wings” to become FN leader, has blasted the EU and proposed that France should follow in the footsteps of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump by putting “France first”.

The Austrian People’s Party’s (ÖVP) Sebastian Kurz took his country’s electorate by storm to form a rightwing coalition with the Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache in a centre-right coalition government for the first time since World War II – a coalition which Deutsche Welle says “threatens the EU”.5 In the Czech Republic, the ANO’s Andrej Babiš, who rails against EU migrant quotas and has repeatedly stated that Euroscepticism would grow in his country, garnered 30% of the vote to defeat seven other candidates, while Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, who has consistently expressed his uncompromising defence of national sovereignty and his opposition to so-called ‘political correctness’, built anti-immigrant razor wire fences with water cannons stationed on his borders and denounced Merkel’s demand for the rest of the EU to follow her unilateral opening of its borders as “moral imperialism”.6

Similar revolts have occurred in the Netherlands, where, in the opinion of The Atlantic,7 Geert Wilders with his Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) actually “won by losing”, and “still poses a grave threat” to the EU with his demographic warning that ‘the bell tolls for Europe’ as Muslim immigration is in danger of replacing Europeans.8 Finland’s right-wing populist party True Finns has had great success with its Eurosceptic programme and is now urging Helsinki to hold a Brexit-style referendum reflecting a growing anti-EU backlash across Brussels.

In 2017 Spain reacted with brutality when the Catalan regional Parliament became the first area of the EU to declare actual independence from the staunch EU puppets in Madrid and therefore symbolically from Brussels, while referenda in the richer regions of northern Italy – Veneto and Lombardy – revealed overwhelming support in favour of more autonomy if not outright secession.

Auf Wiedersehen, Angela!

Merkel’s hasty exit from the Bundestag on 22 February may well become a potent historical symbol of the break-up of the EU. The populist revolt against her disastrous policies make it more difficult, if not impossible, for Germany to dictate to the rest of the EU in the way that she and her globalist supporters like Tony Blair and global mischief-maker billionaire George Soros want. The latter interfered with a donation of £400,000, and when criticized contributed a further £100,000, in a last-ditched attempt to thwart Brexit and overturn the democratic will of the British people.

As the de facto leader – or rather ‘misleader’ – of a Union which is disintegrating under the weight of her dictatorship, Merkel can now no longer convince or win with her policies of ‘more Europe’ which are the very cause of the Europe’s disintegration. Europeans have rejected her policies on security and immigration, making it impossible for a bankrupt EU9 to provide debt relief for countries such as Italy and Spain or to secure control over the EU’s insubordinate eastern members.

Merkel has suffered a series of deadly blows from which she cannot recover, and yet, obviously oblivious of reality, she continues to parrot the same incessant rant about her plans to create an EU superstate. She calls it “a new dawn for Europe”, but it is nothing but the old one dressed up like the legendary Emperor in his new clothes. Speaking ahead of the most recent EU summit, symbolically unattended by the UK, she said rather laughably: “We want to have a Europe capable of action that is in solidarity and has self-confidence.”10 It clearly has neither. “To achieve this we must be ready to strengthen Europe where a European solution is better than a purely nationalist one.” There you have it: ‘Nation states are out; the European model must prevail.’ No change then!


9 See fn. 3

Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks.

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  1. Adam HileyReply

    lets hope it is the beginning of the end of the EU & Merkel for that matter all politicians become unpopular Churchill and Mrs Thatcher most notable both giants compared to Merkel May or that dim useful Bolshevik Corbyn nice to see the normally placid Germans starting to wake up

  2. Phil JonesReply

    From the very start, Coal and Steel, then the EEC, then the Treaty on European Union, were all just devious planks on the way to forming a European federal country. Anything ever said to the contrary over the past 50 years is just total nonsense. If a large number of the British people had had the legal training to see through what was the Treaty on European Union and how it represented an economic arrangement changing to a political arrangement, there would have been rioting in the streets. But John Major’s devious British Government just carried right on with the deviousness and deceit of former British Governments and made out that the Treaty on European Union was just a glorified upgrade of the EEC Agreement. I was fortunate enough to be trained as a lawyer in Canada which is a federal country. One of the law courses that lawyers in federal countries such as Canada, the US and Australia take in their first year is ‘constitutional law’, which involves the various issues involved with two levels of government, such as division of powers, paramountcy. You study the Constitution of the federal country and get an excellent overview of how the levels interact. That’s missing in the UK, or at least was up to Blair’s Devolution, since the UK has never had a Constitution. For about 35 years I’ve followed all the shenanigans that have gone on with successive British Governments in trying to make the UK into a province of a larger European federal country, read the agreements, changes in the ToEU, studied the EU institutions. It has always been so very plain to me what has been going on but I appreciate that only a small number of ordinary Brits (I was born in Cheltenham and have spent half my life in the UK and half in Canada/US, so also a ‘Brit’) have any idea as to what a small group of elites were playing at under their noses. It was only in the months leading up to 23 June 2016 that many started to appreciate that they were in fact now being governed in the main by an outside government.

    I just mention the above because I am so very very very happy that the British people woke up in the very nick of time to their beloved UK being swallowed up and becoming the equivalent of a Florida in the US or an Ontario in Canada. The sadness of the EU was that in some ways it was a good idea, given that climate change and global pollution will need quick action from unified governments. But the problem for me was, and is and will always be, that successive British Governments in trying to achieve what might have been a laudible goal, lied and deceived and misrepresented to the people, for whom their job is to serve, what they were trying to do over the past 50 years. I think the only real honesty that I’ve seen in the whole European Federal Experiment was Giscard d’Estaing’s 2004 European Constitution where d’Estaing and his group in effect said that the European elites should cut to the chase and tell Europeans that a federal country was the end goal and here was a Constitution for that country. Honesty for once. I found it so refreshing, just the honesty. But of course d’Estaing’s Constitution was defeated by referenda in the Netherlands and France, only to reappear virtually word-for-word in the Lisbon Treaty which Gordon Brown shoved down our throats without the slightest chance of a referendum (though Blair had promised one on d’Estaing’s Constitution). I welcomed the chance to vote on Brexit and am very very happy with the result.

  3. Adam HileyReply

    the un- British political class is playing a very dangerous game with the British People on how much they can try Our patience it’s a game the elites will lose only by immediately leaving the EU & ECHR will be truly free out of Europe a written constitution is sorely needed in Britain as is a elected Head of State

  4. Martin GainsboroughReply

    Dear Mr Jones, I pretty much agree with 99.9% of what you said, up to the point where you mentioned the dreaded cc words (climate change). The point being that false assertions about non issues like cc are used as vehicles and means by those who seek to have power over us. The opposite being an elected Member of Parliament in which we invest authority to act on our behalf in National matters. Given that is, that the representative and others do not think that they have any licence to give that away!

  5. Gordon WebsterReply

    Don’t fret on Angie Babies behalf. She is said to own a very large estate in South America (?Venezuela), next door to the Bush Clan. Destroying Europe is just a game to this very rich lady.

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