James Forsyth James Forsyth

Only Angela Merkel can save David Cameron now

Forget the special relationship. The German Chancellor is the indispensable ally

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[/audioplayer]British politicians still prize a visit from the President of the United States above all others. Yet no American President has been as important to a British Prime Minister, in domestic political terms, as the German Chancellor is to David Cameron.

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