Next week on Christmas Eve it will be exactly three months since the Germans went to the polls to elect a new government. Most people assumed they were merely re-electing the same government, under Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The reality was that Angela Merkel took a hammering, as we reported at the time. Her own party, the CDU, managed just 26.8% of the votes, the other coalition partner (the socialist SPD) barely got over 20%, and the anti-immigration AfD soared to nearly 13%, equating to 94 seats and entered the Bundestag for the first time.
As we write, the largest country in the EU continues to have a caretaker government after almost three months of wrangling between the parties. The British liberal elite media might love to belittle Theresa May but she has a much bigger mandate than Angela has in Germany.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
One of the issues which has caused the delay in Germany is the question of immigration. There are still many German politicians that ‘just don’t get it’. Frau Merkel might now have realised that her decisions over immigration were reckless and catastrophic to Germany and to the rest of Europe, but many politicians in Germany still live in cloud cuckoo land.
In the UK far too many politicians inhabit the Westminster bubble, go to the same events and dinner parties, and get interviewed by the same journalists who live in the same world. These politicians have forgotten who elected them and it’s certainly true that some look down on their own constituents.
In Germany and in many other EU member states, the same disease has been spreading. In Germany the effect on the electorate is greater because the migration crisis out in the cities, towns and countryside outside of Berlin is greater. Other EU countries have also seen huge effects.
Austria – with its new eurosceptic and anti-islamic coalition government – had the 4th highest influx of migrants by head of population in 2015. Sweden – also seeing a massive upsurge in support for populist parties – had the 5th highest influx.
THE FRACTURED CONSENSUS
Despite the claims of the EU, endlessly repeated by the pro-EU BBC and other broadcast media, there are serious problems across the EU and the ‘unity’ which is constantly lauded is something of a fiction.
One of the key areas of disagreement is the area we cover above – that of immigration. We will write more about the EU’s contested migrant policy soon.
In the meantime we just want to make one generic point. Angela Merkel’s disastrous and fake ‘caring agenda’ which was partly designed to rehabilitate Germany in the world’s eyes has certainly backfired in Europe. By this, we mean her sudden acceleration in 2015 of her agenda to flood Germany with immigrants.
Both within the EU and in surrounding countries, the results of her ‘all welcome here’ policy have been catastrophic on many levels. We have covered many aspects of this before. If you would like us to update you with the effects and costs across the EU, do let us know.
One thing is sure. This has been one VERY expensive mistake. As the bills start to come in, we predict many EU member states becoming far less amenable to paying for all the migrant funds which have been set up by the EU Commission – many of which do not appear in the EU’s main annual budget and which amount to many billions.
This is something for the United Kingdom government to think about, when contemplating paying billions of hard-earned taxpayer money to the bottomless pit that is the EU. As the mainstream media starts to wake up to the huge additional costs of Merkel’s migrant madness which we have been publishing for the last two years, we cannot see the British public being very happy.
Statistical note: We should point out that official figures for migrants have in our experience been notoriously unreliable. They have been subject to many revisions and we have seen several versions somehow disappear. It has always been our view, based on our experience of montioring these things, that the true figures are likely to be around 50% higher. Final point: we included the small number of ‘unknown nationality’ in the non-EU figures as they are almost certain to come from non-EU countries.
07.55am, 19 December 2017