Ian O'Doherty: Well, that's hardly fair ...
I don't know if you are aware of this, but Germany has a bit of previous when it comes to interfering in European affairs.
I know, I know, that's the kind of daring and controversial remark that has made this column a must read for at least two or three people every day, but we must be frank: there's a reason why the phrase 'The Germans are coming!' makes so many people in Europe wet themselves.
What they couldn't achieve militarily, they seem to be doing economically -- that is, of course, to completely dominate Europe.