Did Merkel cover up Volkswagen scandal? As car maker’s boss quits, German leader accused of accepting trickery ‘with a wink’ | Daily Mail Online

Volkswagen Wolfsburg industrial plant (Wolfsbu...

Volkswagen Wolfsburg industrial plant (Wolfsburg, Germany). Français : Usine du constructeur automobile Volkswagen AG dans la ville allemande de Wolfsbourg, siège social du groupe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this hard-hitting article in the Daily Mail, Germany’s Greens claim Chancellor Mrs Merkel’s government admitted knowing about VW’s emissions test cheating software in an answer to a parliamentary question in July.

Source: Did Merkel cover up Volkswagen scandal? As car maker’s boss quits, German leader accused of accepting trickery ‘with a wink’ | Daily Mail Online

This story raises some deep rooted concerns about abuse of power and privilege. It’s quite amazing.

It raises a number of related issues. Firstly, it questions the integrity of Germany’s government. Secondly, it shows the power of the auto industry lobby. Thirdly, it shows the vulnerability of Germany’s export industry on the back of the VW scandal.

Thoughts?