By the end of the month, on a visit to Nottingham University, she felt able to praise the achievements of West Germany. However, she did not want ‘the German Question’ raised. For her there was no German Question.2 This remained her position, but pressure of events meant there was little she could do to oppose it. By November, Thatcher thought she was in danger of being outmanoeuvred in the European community by a ‘FrancoGerman Axis’. Kohl had telephoned her on 10 November just after the Wall was opened. ‘He was clearly buoyed up by the scenes he had wit­ nessed: what German would not have been?’3