…you realised the mistake too late to do any good:
The authorities’ report also cited concerns that those who are granted asylum will bring their families over to Germany too, Bild said.
Given family structures in the Middle East, this would mean each individual from that region who is granted asylum bringing an average of four to eight family members over to Germany in due course, Bild quoted the report as saying.
Did Merkel realise this? More to the point, did she realise the effect it’d have on her political future?
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said Germany would grant asylum to those fleeing Syria’s civil war, has recently seen her popularity ratings slump to a four-year low.
That the citizens haven’t demanded her immediate resignation is something to ponder. Certainly, he cabinet isn’t quite so keen to commit electoral suicide…
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday Europe needs to restrict the number of people coming to the continent.
Stop handing out ‘Wish you were here!’ cards then!