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Trust, arrogance and compassion in Europe - The Economist


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We view ourselves as the most and least arrogant, isn't that awesome?

Heh heh. You're the only one who views yourselves as the least arrogant.

Britain does view you as the least trustworthy.

But my favorite is that you view yourselves as the most compassionate.

I guess every European country views itself as the most compassionate.

How the heck does Germany rank as most trustworthy AND least compassionate by so many??

>You're the only one who views yourselves as the least arrogant.

You mean most? Because 7/8 see themselves as the least arrogant.

>Britain does view you as the least trustworthy.

That's because we are pro Euro and have an evil socialist government. For the same reason France sees Britain as the least compassionate, they don't want to enter the Euro because they don't want to help the European countries with financial problems.

>How the heck does Germany rank as most trustworthy AND least compassionate by so many??

That's pretty much Angela Merkel's image. Solid but intransigent.

That's true, most countries see themselves as least arrogant. Funny.

It's pretty amazing Britain has resisted the Euro for so long.

I used to think trustworthy and compassionate were correlated. 

> It's pretty amazing Britain has resisted the Euro for so long.

They are having all the profits from being next to a huge stable and developped economy, without sharing any of the risks.

Kind of like Canada. :)