The PM's decision to withdraw the Tories from the mainstream European People's Party made it inevitable that his party would form eurosceptic partnerships.
Germany is Britain's ally in reforming the EU, but that's no use to Tories who say “reform” and mean exit.
The Prime Minister can see the strategic as well as the economic logic that keeps Britain in Europe.
After withdrawing from the centre-right European People's Party grouping, Cameron has no right to tell his MEPs not to flirt with the anti-Euro Alternative für Deutschland.
As she faces re-election, the signs are that Angela Merkel’s commitment to the euro stretches only so far as the maths continue to work for Germany. Andrew Gimson on the roots of a genial but ruthlessly pragmatic politician.
Guido Westerwelle criticises Cameron's EU demands and warns that "'You either do what I want or I’ll leave!' is not an attitude that works".
German Chancellor told Cameron before the 2010 general election: "The little party always gets smashed!"
Angela Merkel on Britain leaving the EU.
The German Chancellor is terminating growth and pushing us towards a new Depression.