Is Germany becoming the new rulers of Europe?

With the UKIP party gaining waves in England , the right wing parties in Europe seem to be gaining momentum --- so are we back to the 30's fiscal collapse -- , societal collapse , moral collapse and ethical collapse???

Whatever, the answer is emphatically NO! They just happen to be the best economy in the EU at present but even that is on the decline. Watch their elections later this year for changes.

I'd have thought it would be "Is Germany becoming the new ruler of Europe?"

Sorry to be pedantic, but shouldn't that be Are Germany etc. etc. If you are using the word rulers in the plural?

Now retreating back under the parapet!