The end of German society as we know it, I mean. The latest survey says it’s all over but the Heulen (crying).
A shocking 71 per cent of Germans, it turns out, would risk crossing the street even when the pedestrian signal is red.
39 per cent of Germans said they had taken public transport without paying for a ticket.
And 20 per cent of cyclists said they would run a red light.
Asked what most represents Germany to them, 63 per cent of respondents named Volkswagen, ahead of Goethe (49 per cent), Angela Merkel (45 per cent), and the national anthem (44 per cent). Somewhat alarmingly, Adolf Hitler came seventh, named by 25 per cent of those polled.