"We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times, so the British should know from the heart: we want them to stay."
That was then.  That is now.
"" The Brexit is a big show! "Said German MEP Michael Roth on Saturday." I say that very undiplomatically now. I do not know if even William Shakespeare could have come up with such a tragedy as this one. Who will pay the bill in the end?
What happened to all? this German love for Great Britain? It seems to have flown away with the chaos and dithering of the British Parliament, exacerbated by seething slogans from Brexiteers who put Germany in the way of a villain who stands in the way of Brexit.
"Great Britain helped to liberate half of Europe, pledged its eyes, no Marshall plan for us, only for Germany, abandoned the war reparations in 1990. Since our accession, we have invested 370 billion euros in the EU . " Watch as the ungrateful EU treats us today. We will remember. "
In fact, Britain was the largest recipient of the US Marshall plan after World War II at around $ 3 billion.
" My father Reginald Francois was a D-Day veteran. He has never subjected himself to bullying by a German, and his son will not, "he added The Brexiteers in Parliament – seems to have cooled down.
Germany now offers solidarity vows to Ireland from spurned love letters.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has recovered behind Ireland, perhaps the EU member most affected by Brexit, and the specter of a tough border that rekindles decades of violence between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland of the UK remains the biggest stumbling block to the withdrawal deal.
On Thursday, Merkel visited the border area before she met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and combined her own experience with Wall, which once separated the Communist GDR from the West.
For 34 years, I lived behind the Iron Curtain. I know only too well what it means when borders disappear, walls fall and everything must be done to achieve peaceful cooperation. "
In a press conference with Varadkar, Merkel pledged EU support for Ireland, promising everything to prevent a hard border separating Ireland again. "Every step of the way we will stand together, we will go together."