For us, the war is over

August 24, 2007

The tabloid press plays a central role in promoting artificial Anglo-German tensions at times such as England-Germany football matches, according to research from Durham University. Christian Schweiger of the department of government and international affairs argues that the longstanding England Germany rivalry now exists only in the press. Dr Schweiger said: "The role of the tabloid media is the main aspect behind Anglo-German tensions. The majority of British people today, especially younger generations, perceive Germany as a partner country and no longer hold any particular resentments about Germany and its people."

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