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British hopes for faster progress towards a good trade deal with the EU rested on Angela Merkel as Germany took over the rotating Presidency of the EU on July 1st. Just as under Theresa May these hopes look wide of the mark. Ms Merkel has warned the EU to prepare for no deal and her foreign minister Heiko Maas has criticised the UK for sluggish negotiating. The Germans are tough negotiators but this time they are matched by the British.