Rosa Kleb look-alike Angela Merkel (far left above)
In the finest traditions of the European Union, the leaders of Germany, France and Britain met to agree a common policy in response to the Great Depression, and then went off to take different actions.
Merkel rushed off and issued a total guarantee for all German savers, having decried the action of Ireland and Greece in doing exactly that for their own citizens.
Once again, Bottler Brown will be forced to make a U-turn or suffer from the German actions.
The really strange thing is that economists have been studying the Great Depression of the 1930s for years and yet this new Depression is being approached in much the same way with countries rushing to look to their own perceived interests and beggar their neighbours.