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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 08:18
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Lamentably, Merkel's answers in that press conference were entirely dubbed over in English on BBC, so we didn't get to hear what she said. That being said, the translation that I heard said pretty much what you say she said in German. The UK media appear, not unusually, not to have listened, or been deliberately misleading.
A point made last night in a Tweet from the Economist's ( German speaking) Jeremy Cliffe:

The Westminster lobby doesn't speak German, doesn't understand German politics and is endlessly willing to read things into Angela Merkel's statements that she doesn't mean. And Boris Johnson knows it:
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