I think The Sun may be getting a tad carried away by comments made by Merkel.
What she said:
We will do all this in the knowledge that with the departure of Britain, a potential competitor will of course emerge for us
How The Sun interpret it:
THE SUN SAYS Angela Merkel is right to fear post-Brexit Britain will be a fierce economic competitor
A HEARTY Sun welcome to Angela Merkel as she joins those of us certain that Britain WILL thrive outside the EU.
“A potential competitor will emerge for us,” says the German leader. “In addition to China and the United States of America, there will be Great Britain.”
For three years Remain diehards have insisted we are a puny backwater doomed without the might of Brussels to cling to. But even the EU doesn’t believe it . . . quite the reverse.
Merkel has exposed their greatest fear: that Brexit will work, in spades. That lower taxes and new trade deals, impossible to negotiate as a 28-member bloc, could rapidly make us richer and more attractive to investors than they are.
That lies behind the EU’s relentless campaign, via its Westminster proxies, to thwart Brexit. They can’t afford for it to succeed. Nor, if they’re honest, can those Remain saboteurs in Parliament.
Not only would they have lost the referendum, they would have been proved wrong. And their egos would never recover.
The Sun are a bit angry at Boris because he didn't do what they told him to:
A Boris Britain
BORIS Johnson’s message to voters yesterday will strike a chord with millions loathing the paralysis in Parliament.
“Get Brexit done and we can focus on crime, the NHS and the environment,” his Queen’s Speech said. That’s what everyone wants, bar those bent on prolonging the agony via a new referendum.
It was bizarre, though, to omit house-building — one of our most pressing crises. Likewise social care and veterans’ rights, championed by The Sun.
All are far too important. What would it have cost Downing Street to include them in what amounted to a wishlist of policies only likely to go ahead after a Tory election victory?
Next week MPs will probably vote all this down, while shamefully refusing an election to present their alternative.
They will thus stop the Tories improving voters’ lives, while running scared of the public’s anger at the ballot box. Their behaviour is rank.
After years of sneering at and belittling wind turbines The Sun want to revel in the benefits of them:
Watt a result
IT’S a staggering transformation.
Over the three months of July, August and September, more of our electricity was produced by solar, wind and other eco-friendly renewables than fossil fuels.
That’s a first for Britain, a historic turnaround that happened under the Tories. Yes, the same Tories who are “driving us to extinction”, if you believe the hyperventilating “rebellion” loons.
In 2010 fossil fuels generated ten times as much as renewables. In 2013 coal still produced a third of the supply. Now it’s just five per cent and falling.
Britain is setting the pace for carbon reduction in the developed world.
And our footprint would be even lower — but for the eco-warrior celebs still flying dozens of times a year.