Opinion – Merkel set for fourth term after German grand coalition vote – FT

The FT reports that Angela Merkel is set for fourth term with a grand coalition. This is good news for Germany and probably Europe. It’s less clear of its impact on the UK and the US. For the UK, it will probably showcase Theresa May‘s naivety that the UK has power to dictate Brexit terms. But Merkel will quickly need to turn her attention to Trump’s threatened trade war.