Denis_Cooper 5pts Thanks to Merkel's idiocy there are other German women fighting for their survival, literally, and men, and men and women in other EU countries as well. Compared to that Merkel's political survival is of small account except insofar as she might be replaced by somebody with a bit more common sense, if there is any such German politician available and with a chance of taking over. But even in that case the Germans, and others, are now stuck with the people she invited in, will find it very difficult to reverse what she has done, and will just have to try to make the best of it. We know from our own experience that she has quite unnecessarily landed the Germans with problems which will take generations to sort out - not years, not decades, but generations. I don't expect it will be the end of Germany, I don't expect that there will be civil war, rather I expect that the Germans will indeed manage. I imagine that some of them would be happy to see her in the dock of a criminal court and punished for what she did, just as some people in the UK would like to see Blair in the dock, but I don't expect that will happen.