Here we see the brilliance of a pointless letter which combines two of the classic ingredients: a misunderstanding as to the facts of the story being mentioned, and a self-righteous, spirit-of-the-blitz-even-though-I-almost-certainly-wasn’t-alive-then, “up yours!” attitude. The two elements, artfully mixed and capped off with a diamond of a last line, elevate this to the level of artform. Sehr gut! Wunderbar!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, no she didn’t. As the Irish Independent’s story on this points out, Merkel’s party has just said that German should be an official language. Along with French and…drumroll please…English. The draft manifesto her party is working on says that their aim is for German to be “…treated equally with English and French in the European Parliament, Commission and Council.”