Autumn Statement 2013 (with images, tweets) · hmtreasury · Storify

Here is the HM Treasury spin on UK Chancellor, George Osborne‘s, Autumn Statement. It’s WELL WORTH A READ. Check it out!

Autumn Statement 2013 (with images, tweets) · hmtreasury · Storify.

I’ll probably reflect a bit before sharing my own views.

Meanwhile, any thoughts?

English: HM Treasury Crest

English: HM Treasury Crest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Merkel Needs to Confront Real European Reform – Jürgen Habermas: SPIEGEL ONLINE

Chancelor of the Federal Republic of Germany D...

Chancelor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel on the open door day at the Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin, Germany Français : Dr Angela Merkel, chancelière de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne, lors de la journée portes ouvertes de la Bundeskanzleramt à Berlin, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jürgen Habermas during a discussion in the Mun...

Jürgen Habermas during a discussion in the Munich School of Philosophy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent MUST READ article by leading German sociologist and philosopher, Jürgen Habermas, published by Spiegel Online. Check it out!

via Jürgen Habermas: Merkel Needs to Confront Real European Reform – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

This article takes a very hard look at Angela Merkel‘s performance since the financial crisis of 2008. The conclusion is that Angela Merkel has bungled policies to appeal to popular German support, without confronting reality and risk to Germany’s European allies and partners in Southern Europe, including France.

Personally, I am still hopeful that Chancellor Angela Merkel will face up to her responsibilities once she wins the election in September; she’s seems the the favorite to win, unless there is a disaster.

Any thoughts?

 

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