British Empire is ‘gone’, Angela Merkel ally says as he urges In vote ahead of EU crunch talks

Michael Gahrer, an MEP for the German Chancellor’s CDU party, says Britain would be left outside of the ‘Champions League’ of nations if it leaves Europe

The British Empire is “gone”, an ally of Angel Merkel has said as he warned the UK can only remain in the “Champions League” of nations by staying in the European Union.

Michael Gahrer, an MEP for the German Chancellor’s CDU party, upped the pressure on Ms Merkel and David Cameron’s talks by warning of the impact of Britain leaving the EU.

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