Saturday, 9 April 2016

Hans Dietrich Genscher RIP

The Free Democrat leader and German Foreign Minister died 10 days ago. A number of obituaries have appeared including in the Guardian  

It is odd how random facts about people stick in your mind. The 'Gencher' fact for me was his penchant for wearing the FDP 's colours. His yellow sweater became his trademark a fact mentioned in the The Scotsman's obituary.

He was a dedicated European who clearly saw that German's role in the world should be acted out in concert with his neighbours.

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