Monday 16 September 2019

Don't mention English -- we're German here

GUIDO Westerwelle, the assumed foreign minister in the next German coalition government, admonished a reporter who asked him a question in English yesterday, saying: "We're in Germany here."

Westerwelle was giving his first news conference since Sunday's election, when a BBC reporter asked whether he would respond to a question in English.

"Would you please be so kind, this is a press conference in Germany," Mr Westerwelle replied in German.

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