Kim Bielenberg: Vote for Angie Number 1, but don't turn her into a whipping girl
Angela Merkel was probably able to enjoy a quiet smile of satisfaction over her apple strudel in her Chancellery yesterday.
By voting Yes, we the feckless Irish have turned over a new leaf, finally agreeing to give up our spendthrift ways. At least one Irish admirer even went so far as to vote for the German Chancellor in the referendum.
On a spoilt vote, distributed by John McGuirk on Twitter, Ms Merkels's name was written in capitals on the ballot paper with a '1' next to it. And below it: "Because that's what this is all about, right?''