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British Deep State of Canada Caught Steering Venezuelan Coup

A major focus of Belt and Road Investments from Chinese and Russians alike has been Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Since Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president on January 23, it has become obvious to all intelligent onlookers that this “people-power color revolution” is not directed by Trump at all but rather by what has been exposed as the trans-national “Deep State”. When we look behind the layers of false narratives obscuring the true motives behind this operation, we should not be surprised to find the ugly picture of an insecure empire trying desperately to break apart the new coalition of Russia-China-American partnership now in danger of overthrowing the script for global dictatorship that has been building up for decades.

While anti-Trump neocon Elliot Abrams has been assigned to manage the ongoing coup from the American side of things, an overlooked force driving this scheme is not to be found in America itself, but rather Britain, or more specifically, British-run operations in Canada. Two of the most active players in this operation who we will showcase below are Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Oxford cohort Ben Rowswell. Rowswell is not only the former Ambassador to Venezuela but current President of the Canadian International Council (aka: the Round Table Movement of Canada).

The Role of Chrystia Freeland

After completely crippling Russian relations with Canada for over six years, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a close friend of George Soros, has been at the forefront of every attempt to preserve the structures of the failing British Empire, including playing a guiding role behind the regime change “direct democracy” movement now tearing apart Venezuela.

In a January 24 Global News article entitled Canada played key role in secret talks against Venezuela’s Maduro, an unnamed Canadian Government official described Freeland’s role in the coup: “Playing a key role behind the scenes was Lima Group member Canada, whose Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke to Guaido the night before Maduro’s swearing-in ceremony to offer her government’s support should he confront the socialist leader”.

The quote refers of the Lima Group, a coalition of 14 Latin American nations (11 of whom endorsed the Venezuelan color revolution on January 4) which was founded in August 2017. While some wonder why Canada is a member of this coalition of Latin American nations, the fact is that Canada is not only a member, but the founder. The group was set up entirely to legitimize the regime change movement of Venezuela. Not only did Freeland speak with Guaido two weeks before he declared himself president, giving him the green light to begin the operations stating that Canada would support all actions he takes against Victor Maduro, but she will be presiding over Lima Group’s next anti-Maduro meeting in Ottawa on February 4.

In a Globe and Mail editorial of January 27, Ben Rowswell described Canada’s surprising role as leading member of the Lima Group in the following terms “That our country stands so prominently among these comes as a surprise to many Canadians. It is the product of 18 months of effort over which the Trudeau government has carved out a uniquely Canadian approach to democracy promotion.” Rowswell then laid out the three principles of the “uniquely Canadian approach to democracy promotion” as a combination of:

1) The premise that sovereignty stems from the people, 2) That direct action to overthrow a government must come from the people, and 3) International support is vital for a “democratic” regime change.

While Freeland’s guiding hand behind the 2017 creation of the Lima Group satisfied “principle 3” (and “principle 1” is a somewhat meaningless truism when it comes from an ideological social engineer), “principle 2” remained the most difficult during the years of failed western coups against socialist governments in Venezuela. Unifying the highly scattered and disorganized forces needed to unseat a president has always been the biggest challenge for the Deep State. In the case of Ukraine and Syria the use of Nazis and ISIS terrorists were vital recipes for success, but the absence of similar forces in Venezuela posed a major problem which Ben Rowswell himself was assigned to manage in 2014.

A few words about Rowswell

Prior to becoming Ambassador to Venezuela (2014-2017), Oxford-trained Rowswell worked for the U.S. National Democratic Institute (a branch of the National Endowment of Democracy) in Iraq, served as Deputy Head of Mission in Afghanistan (2009-2010) and in 2011 was visiting scholar at Stanford University’s New Center on Democracy, which was then headed by regime-change expert Michael McFaul (who spent his failed tenure as Obama’s Ambassador to Russia where his sole job was to promote a “white revolution” from the American embassy). McFaul and Rowswell are outspoken disciples of “internet-tech driven direct democracy” modes of unseating “bad” governments.

Rowswell himself described his greatest achievement as Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela as having united opposition forces and having advancing “direct democracy” through social media tech and embassy events. “We became one of the most vocal embassies in speaking out on human rights issues and encouraging Venezuelans to speak out” said Rowswell in an Ottawa Citizen interview in September 2017. When he left his post on July 27, 2017 he tweeted “I don’t think they (anti-Maduro forces) have anything to worry about because Minister Freeland has Venezuela way at the top of her priority list”.

Obviously, Rowswell never learned that Ambassadors exist to enhance relationships between countries, not to promote the overthrow of the nation hosting them. Wishing to spread his perverse notion of the purpose of “ambassadors”, Rowswell stated in a 2017 interview that “there are many people that could be effective Canadian ambassadors abroad. But not many people that had enough exposure to technology and human rights activism in the field that could combine those two and could create some dramatic new outcomes in global affairs.”

The British Empire on the Verge of Collapse

The question remains: Why such emphasis on Venezuela at this moment in history?

Much can be said about issues of corruption, regime change policies, deep state intrigue and colour revolutions, but all this is mere trivia which does little more than satisfy a useless lust for information.

The reality is that we are living in history, and history is no longer being shaped by the British script which ushered in the post-nation state “New World Order” praised by the likes of Sirs George H.W. Bush or Henry Kissinger decades ago. This new force of history is being shaped by the higher nationalist aspirations led by Russia and China who, along with other nations, have created a bond of survival centered on mutual growth, long term infrastructure investment and scientific research.

The Belt and Road project is not Chinese, but increasingly global program which features long term projects that bring all nations into common aims through development. Featured above is the World Land bridge extension of the BRI

New institutions needed to fund and provide stable credit for projects like the Belt and Road Initiative have been created since 2013, institutions such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the New Silk Road Fund, the BRICS Bank and more. The behavior of these credit mechanisms stand in direct opposition to the short-term monetarist rules plaguing the western financial system. Ironically, these new mechanisms bear a great similarity to the traditional American system of political economy represented by Lincoln’s Greenbacks which tie the value of money to the REAL economy rather than Adam Smith’s “invisible hand”.

A major focus of Belt and Road Investments from Chinese and Russians alike has been Latin America and the Caribbean, and since the 2016 victory of American nationalist forces in led by Donald Trump, a serious potential for a U.S.-China-Russia alliance of sovereign nation states has arisen for the first time since World War II This reality keeps British oligarchs (and their slavish lackies) up at night feeling more and more like they are living through the horrifying self-destruction of Edgar Allan Poe’s Roderick Usher.

Already, forces representing the genuine self-interests of the United States have begun overturning Obama’s 2011 banning of cooperation on Space science with China as we have seen with NASA’s collaboration with the Chang’e 4 landing on the far side of the moon and former NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s call for a new age of space research and exploration with Russia and China. Donald Trump’s impassioned call for a Moon-Mars mission by the end of his second term is well known, as is his recognition that the Belt and Road Initiative is the way to the future. This is the new paradigm as outlined by the Schiller Institute for decades. Seething with infantile rage, the British Empire has little left in its arsenal except to try with all of their might to burn the earth rather than lose their power. Fortunately for humanity, the arsonists have lost many of their matches.


BIO: Matthew J.L. Ehret is a journalist, lecturer and founder of the Canadian Patriot Review. His works have been published in Executive Intelligence Review, Global Research, Global Times, The Duran, Nexus Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Veterans Today and Sott.net. Matthew has also published the book “The Time has Come for Canada to Join the New Silk Road” and three volumes of the Untold History of Canada (available on untoldhistory.canadianpatriot.org). He can be reached at [email protected]

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Olivia Kroth
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Canadian backwoods wood choppers need to chip in their five cents’ worth, as always, when Big Brother USA is speaking.

Smoking Eagle
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When the U$ says “Jump!”, Canada asks “How high?”. I think we should drop the CAN in CANada and rename it CAN’T-ada until it CAN start to think and act for itself.

Olivia Kroth
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Maybe they could ask “How deep?” because they are jumping into an abyss.

Platon
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Not “as always”. Canada has degenerated into Fascism, losing its sovereignty at the same time, in the last decade and a half.

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As shown in this article, John Bolton’s recent comments on Venezuela have made it very clear that Washington is doomed to repeat its past mistakes in South America:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/01/john-bolton-venezuela-and-how.html

U.S.-led regime change is always about profiteering for Corporate America.

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Canadians must rise and stop the Trudeau Government from interfering in Venezuela’s Government. I am appalled that Chrstia Freeland and Ben Roswell are getting away with this crime! I will announce this on Twitter and elsewhere,

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Not forgetting her love for the Nazis, over in Ukraine. Following her good friend Soros, funding the violent coup d’etat, using the same script that they are trying to force through in Venezuela. Who was her grandfather? Didn’t he get exile to Canada courtesy of Allen Dulles and the ‘Operation Paperclip’ exercise? How many of his friends were granted exile in the Latin American nations? What are they doing now?

Platon
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Operation Paperclip and the Dulles brothers bear ugly fruit, even from the crypt.

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That’s good because the CBC (Canadian RT) won’t announce anything not first vetted by Soros and CSIS.

Feudal Peasant
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I know this is overused, but once again Demoncracy would be more apt term.

Platon
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Yes. With murders of Jews, Christians and now Venezuealans at the helm… like Soros and the Freeland/Chomiak family, Demoncracy is a good term.

rogermorris
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It could never argued the coup now under way is or was ‘directed’ by Trump.
But he has announced POTUS support. He allows the ghouls Abrams and Bolton their rope to hang anyone getting in their way. He has increased sanctions creating the stresses allowing this ‘Freeland’ FARCE its grip. And he Threatened ‘all options’.
Trump is not directing, but playing second fiddle.

Olivia Kroth
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Trump is very much under pressure, I wonder how long he will survive.

rogermorris
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Given he is not opposing this oligarchical theft. in fact openly endorsing it ;
probably as long as he likes.

Olivia Kroth
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I believe that Trump “endorses” this to stay in power. Without “endorsing” it the hate wave would sweep him away. It seems to be some sort of compromise with the Deep State that hates him. What do you think?

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He does come across as some type of ‘Trojan Horse’.

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Who was Christia Freeland’s Grandfather?
What did George Soros do, during 1944, a time that was the greatest moment of his life, when he collaborated with the Nazis?

Whatever happened to the children/grandchildren of the Nazi and Bolshevik elite, who were given exile to Canada and the US, courtesy of Allen Dulles and Reinhard Gehlen and ‘Operation Paperclip’.

Excellent article and thanks for publishing it.

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Turdeau must be destroyed. Freeland paradon! (to the wall). Rowswell… well he is a perfidous Albioner and history will take care of him too, shortly. Canada has fallen wholly into Fascism in about ten brief years. As in the USA, forget about labels. The policies of the Harper truly and formally Fascist government are not continued by Turdeau’s nominally liberal government. Freeland was point-dwarf for Soros and the CIA (let her prove otherwise as the situation is now reverse onus) during the Ukrainian coup d’etat. In fact as it turned out she hid not only her Nazi family past from… Read more »

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The conclusion of Russiagate, Part II – news fatigue across America

The daily barrage of Russiagate news may have been a tool to wear down the American public as the Deep State plays the long game for control.

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Presently there is a media blitz on across the American news media networks. As was the case with the Russiagate investigation while it was ongoing, the conclusions have merely given rise to a rather unpleasant afterbirth in some ways as all the parties involve pivot their narratives. The conclusion of Russiagate appears to be heavily covered, yet if statistics here at The Duran are any indication, there is a good possibility that the public is absolutely fatigued over this situation.

And, perhaps, folks, that is by design.

Joseph Goebbels had many insights about the use of the media to deliver and enforce propaganda. One of his quotes runs thus:

The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.

and another:

That is of course rather painful for those involved. One should not as a rule reveal one’s secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, it should be a big lie, and one should stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

If there has ever been a narrative that employed these two principles, it is Russiagate.

A staggering amount of attention has been lavished on this nothing-burger issue. Axios reports that an analytics company named Newswhip tallied an astounding 533,074 web articles published about Russia and President Trump and the Mueller investigation (a number which is being driven higher even now, moment by moment, ad nauseam). Newsbusters presently reports that the networks gave 2,284 minutes to the coverage of this issue, a number which seems completely inaccurate because it is much too low (38 hours at present), and we are waiting for a correction on this estimate.

Put it another way: Are you sick of Russiagate? That is because it has dominated the news for over 675 days of nearly wall-to-wall news cycles. The political junkies on both sides are still pretty jazzed up about this story – the Pro-Trump folks rejoicing over the presently ‘cleared’ status, while of course preparing for the upcoming Democrat / Deep State pivot, and the Dems in various levels of stress as they try to figure out exactly how to pivot in such a manner that they do not lose face – or pace – in continuing their efforts to rid their lives of the “Irritant-in-Chief” who now looks like he is in the best position of his entire presidency.

But a lot of people do not care. They are tired.

I hate to say it (and yes, I am speaking personally and directly), but this may be a dangerous fatigue. Here is why:

The barrage of propaganda on this issue was never predicated on any facts. It still isn’t. However, as we noted a few days ago, courtesy of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, at present, 53% of US registered voters believe that the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

That means 53% of the voting public now believes something that is totally false.

Many of these people are probably simply exhausted from the constant coverage of this allegation as well. So when the news came out Sunday night that there was no evidence of collusion and no conclusive evidence, hence, of obstruction of justice by the Trump Administration – in other words, this whole thing was a nothing burger – will this snap those 53% back into reality?

Probably not. Many of them may well be so worn down that they no longer care. Or worse, they are so worn out that they will continue to believe the things they are told that sustain the lie, despite its being called out as such.

C.S. Lewis wrote about this peculiarity of human nature, in particular in the seventh book of his Chronicles of Narnia. After a prolonged and fierce assault on the sensibilities of the Narnians with the story that Aslan, the Christ figure of this world, was in fact an angry overlord, selling the Narnians themselves into slavery, and selling the whole country out to its enemy, with the final touch being that Aslan and the devilish deity of the enemy nation were in fact one and the same, the Narnians were unable to snap back to reality when it was shown conclusively and clearly that this was in fact not the case.

The fear that was instilled from the use of false narratives persisted and blocked the animals from reality.

Lewis summarized it this way through the thoughts of Tirian, the lead character in this tale:

Tirian had never dreamed that one of the results of an Ape’s setting up as a false Aslan would be to stop people from believing in the real one. He had felt quite sure that the Dwarfs would rally to his side the moment he showed them how they had been deceived. And then next night he would have led them to Stable Hill and shown Puzzle to all the creatures and everyone would have turned against the Ape and, perhaps after a scuffle with the Calormenes, the whole thing would have been over. But now, it seemed, he could count on nothing. How many other Narnians might turn the same way as the Dwarfs?

This is part of the toll this very long propaganda campaign is very likely to take on many Americans. It takes being strongly informed and educated on facts to withstand the withering force of a narrative that never goes away. Indeed, if anything, it takes even more effort now, because the temptation of the pro-Trump side will be to retreat to a set of political talking points that, interestingly enough, validate Robert Mueller’s “integrity” when only a week ago they were attacking this as a false notion.

This is very dangerous, and even though Mr. Trump and his supporters won this battle, if they do not come at this matter in a way that shows education, and not merely the restating of platitudes and talking points that “should be more comfortable, now that we’ve won!”

The cost of Russiagate may be far higher than anyone wants it to be. And yes, speaking personally, I understand the fatigue. I am tired of this issue too. But the temptation to go silent may have already taken a lot of people so far that they will not accept the reality that has just been revealed.

Politics is a very fickle subject. Truth is extremely malleable for many politicians, and that is saying it very nicely. But this issue was not just politics. It was slander with a purpose, and that purpose is unchanged now. In fact things may even be more dangerous for the President – even risking his very life – because if the powers that are working behind the people trying to get rid of President Trump come to realize that they have no political support, they will move to more extreme measures. In fact this may have already been attempted.

We at The Duran reported a few months ago on a very strange but very compelling story that suggested that there was an attempted assassination and coup that was supposed to have taken place on January 17th of this year. It did not happen, but there was a parallel story that noted that the President may have been targeted for assassination already no fewer than twelve times.  Hopefully this is just tinfoil-hat stuff. But we have seen that this effort to be rid of President Trump is fierce and it is extremely well-supported within its group. There is no reason to think that the pressure will lighten now that this battle has been lost.

The stakes are much too high, and even this long investigation may well have been part of the weaponry of the group we sometimes refer to as the “Deep State” in their effort to reacquire power, and in their effort to continue to pursue both a domestic and geopolitical agenda that has so far shown itself to be destructive to both individuals and nations all over the world.

Speculation? Yes. Needless? We hope so. This is a terrible possibility that hopefully no reasonable person wants to consider.

Honestly, folks, we do not know. But we had to put this out there for your consideration.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine a recent interview with the Financial Times given by Wolfgang Schäuble, where the former German Finance Minister, who was charged with finding a workable and sustainable solution to the Greek debt crisis, reveals that his plan for Greece to take a 10-year “timeout” from the eurozone (in order to devalue its currency and save its economy) was met with fierce resistance from Brussels hard liners, and Angela Merkel herself.

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“Look where we’re sitting!” says Wolfgang Schäuble, gesturing at the Berlin panorama stretching out beneath us. It is his crisp retort to those who say that Europe is a failure, condemned to a slow demise by its own internal contradictions. “Walk through the Reichstag, the graffiti left by the Red Army soldiers, the images of a destroyed Berlin. Until 1990 the Berlin Wall ran just below where we are now!”

We are in Käfer, a restaurant on the rooftop of the Reichstag. The views are indeed stupendous: Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower on Alexanderplatz loom through the mist. Both were once in communist East Berlin, cut off from where we are now by the wall. Now they’re landmarks of a single, undivided city. “Without European integration, without this incredible story, we wouldn’t have come close to this point,” he says. “That’s the crazy thing.”

As Angela Merkel’s finance minister from 2009 to 2017, Schäuble was at the heart of efforts to steer the eurozone through a period of unprecedented turbulence. But at home he is most associated with Germany’s postwar political journey, having not only negotiated the 1990 treaty unifying East and West Germany but also campaigned successfully for the capital to move from Bonn.

For a man who has done so much to put Berlin — and the Reichstag — back on the world-historical map, it is hard to imagine a more fitting lunch venue. With its open-plan kitchen and grey formica tables edged in chrome, Käfer has a cool, functional aesthetic that is typical of the city. On the wall hangs a sketch by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who famously wrapped the Reichstag in silver fabric in 1995.

The restaurant has one other big advantage: it is easy to reach from Schäuble’s office. Now 76, he has been confined to a wheelchair since he was shot in an assassination attempt in 1990, and mobility is an issue. Aides say he tends to avoid restaurants if he can, especially at lunchtime.

As we take our places, we talk about Schäuble’s old dream — that German reunification would be a harbinger of European unity, a step on the road to a United States of Europe. That seems hopelessly out of reach in these days of Brexit, the gilets jaunes in France, Lega and the Five Star Movement in Italy.

Some blame Schäuble himself for that. He was, after all, the architect of austerity, a fiscal hawk whose policy prescriptions during the euro crisis caused untold hardship for millions of ordinary people, or so his critics say. He became a hate figure, especially in Greece. Posters in Athens in 2015 depicted him with a Hitler moustache below the words: “Wanted — for mass poverty and devastation”.

Schäuble rejects the criticism that austerity caused the rise of populism. “Higher spending doesn’t lead to greater contentment,” he says. The root cause lies in mass immigration, and the insecurities it has unleashed. “What European country doesn’t have this problem?” he asks. “Even Sweden. The poster child of openness and the willingness to help.”

But what of the accusation that he didn’t care enough about the suffering of the southern Europeans? Austerity divided the EU and spawned a real animus against Schäuble. I ask him how that makes him feel now. “Well I’m sad, because I played a part in all of that,” he says, wistfully. “And I think about how we could have done it differently.”

I glance at the menu — simple German classics with a contemporary twist. I’m drawn to the starters, such as Oldenburg duck pâté and the Müritz smoked trout. But true to his somewhat abstemious reputation, Schäuble has no interest in these and zeroes in on the entrées. He chooses Käfer’s signature veal meatballs, a Berlin classic. I go for the Arctic char and pumpkin.

Schäuble switches seamlessly back to the eurozone crisis. The original mistake was in trying to create a common currency without a “common economic, employment and social policy” for all eurozone member states. The fathers of the euro had decided that if they waited for political union to happen first they’d wait forever, he says.

Yet the prospects for greater political union are now worse than they have been in years. “The construction of the EU has proven to be questionable,” he says. “We should have taken the bigger steps towards integration earlier on, and now, because we can’t convince the member states to take them, they are unachievable.”

Greece was a particularly thorny problem. It should never have been admitted to the euro club in the first place, Schäuble says. But when its debt crisis first blew up, it should have taken a 10-year “timeout” from the eurozone — an idea he first floated with Giorgos Papakonstantinou, his Greek counterpart between 2009 and 2011. “I told him you need to be able to devalue your currency, you’re not competitive,” he says. The reforms required to repair the Greek economy were going to be “hard to achieve in a democracy”. “That’s why you need to leave the euro for a certain period. But everyone said there was no chance of that.”

The idea didn’t go away, though. Schäuble pushed for a temporary “Grexit” in 2015, during another round of the debt crisis. But Merkel and the other EU heads of government nixed the idea. He now reveals he thought about resigning over the issue. “On the morning the decision was made, [Merkel] said to me: ‘You’ll carry on?’ . . . But that was one of the instances where we were very close [to my stepping down].”

It is an extraordinary revelation, one that highlights just how rocky his relationship with Merkel has been over the years. Schäuble has been at her side from the start, an éminence grise who has helped to resolve many of the periodic crises of her 13 years as chancellor. But it was never plain sailing.

“There were a few really bad conflicts where she knew too that we were on the edge and I would have gone,” he says. “I always had to weigh up whether to go along with things, even though I knew it was the wrong thing to do, as was the case with Greece, or whether I should go.” But his sense of duty prevailed. “We didn’t always agree — but I was always loyal.”

That might have been the case when he was a serving minister, but since becoming speaker of parliament in late 2017 he has increasingly distanced himself from Merkel. Last year, when she announced she would not seek re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, the party that has governed Germany for 50 of the past 70 years, Schäuble openly backed a candidate described by the Berlin press as the “anti-Merkel”. Friedrich Merz, a millionaire corporate lawyer who is the chairman of BlackRock Germany, had once led the CDU’s parliamentary group but lost out to Merkel in a power struggle in 2002, quitting politics a few years later. He has long been seen as one of the chancellor’s fiercest conservative critics — and is a good friend of Schäuble’s.

Ultimately, in a nail-biting election last December, Merkel’s favoured candidate, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, narrowly beat Merz. The woman universally known as “AKK” is in pole position to succeed Merkel as chancellor when her fourth and final term ends in 2021.

I ask Schäuble if it’s true that he had once again waged a battle against Merkel and once again lost. “I never went to war against Ms Merkel,” he says. “Everybody says that if I’m for Merz then I’m against Merkel. Why is that so? That’s nonsense.”

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