Mrs Merkel tells us that you never get what you want if you are not in the room, meaning as a full member of the EU.
So she seems to be telling the USA, China, India and the rest that as they are not members of the EU they will never get what they want from Germany.
That’s not very diplomatic, and not a good way to make friends.
Normal countries build friendly relationships with other countries without seeking to put them under the duress of strict special legal structures.
She also seems to believe the UK has to join the Euro, as we are often not in the room on Euro financial matters.
Of course Germany wants us to stay to help her pay all the bills of this increasingly risky and expensive project.
When we leave I know she will be equally keen to keep all the very profitable trade Germany does with us . Then we will be in a new room negotiating as she seeks to retain the trade advantages Germany currently enjoys. The good news for her is the UK does not want to impose new barriers on German trade with us.