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Brits sold short at Eurovision as Germany takes revenge

Posted by seumasach on May 30, 2010

Germany, Europe and the Eurovision conspiracy

Gideon Rachman


30th May, 2010

From a diplomatic point of view, last night’s German victory in the Eurovision song contestcould not have been better timed. How fitting therefore that the nineteen-year-old chanteuse who carried off the title, Lena Meyer-Landrut, is from an old German diplomatic family. Her grandfather used to be German ambassador to the USSR. And I am sure that she must be related to Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, who is one of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s closest diplomatic advisers.

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