How the Daily Mail Sees EU Rule


Traders in Frankfurt followed a long tradition by turning up to work in costume to celebrate carnival this week, thereby confirming the Mail readers’ worst fears.

5 comments on “How the Daily Mail Sees EU Rule”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    I am so glad that something can change people’s opinions of Germans as dour spoil sports. I wish we did Mardi Gras here other than just eating pancakes on the day itself.

  2. Gretta says:

    It’s the feather that’s doing it for me. That’s just pure class.

  3. Dan Terrell says:

    As the long-term husband of a non-dour German, I can only say that Germans have in general gotten a bad rap. Berliners are amazingly funny and German musicians are of a very high caliber. I’d estimate that what most non-Germans think a German is is many generations out of date. But this is true of nearly every country now.

  4. Alan Morgan says:

    in the early 90s Berlin was a place with a lot going on. Everyone I knew and met there were taking classes just-’cause, there were exhibitions and gigs everywhere, it was a very free atmosphere and because the wall wasn’t long down all the lads were suddenly not so exempt from national-service, so were keeping their heads down. It was like an art film about the 60s. The people were tall, good looking, earnest, political and well read. It was quite a lot different to London – albeit in my experiences of the time as I was to-and-fro each at the time.

    They were perhaps a bit too much into quoting Monty Python to the English boy, mind…

  5. Helen Martin says:

    My north German ancestors are shaking beer steins at me. I apologize to all non-dour Germans (but if you had met my Grandfather!). It was the feather that did it for me, too.

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