[Health warning: Not only is this posting not by Dr North but it is not about the Conservative Party Conference, an event I find so boring that I decided not to attend even the fringe meetings. A number of our readers will prefer to ignore it. Please do so.]
Today is the 16th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. It is a holiday in the country but feelings about the event and its aftermath remain mixed, as Deutsche Welle reports.
Interestingly, the piece mentions that in his days as Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder tried to move the celebration to the nearest Sunday, hoping that at least one holiday of the many in the German economy will be abolished and, possibly, reunification day will die a death.