What A Difference A Day Makes

Daily Mail 2 September 2015:

David Cameron has been warned his hopes of overhauling the European Union will be blocked if Britain refuses to accept more refugees from north Africa.

Austria and Germany – key allies in the Prime Minister’s push for change in Brussels – have condemned the UK for not opening the doors to asylum seekers.

They warned Mr Cameron that ‘solidarity is not a one-way street’ and warned his hopes of renegotiating EU membership will be scuppered if he behaves like Britain is ‘out of the club’.

FT 3 September 2015:


German chancellor is getting it right while UK PM misreads the national mood.

The moral imperative to offer succour to the wretched victims of war and terror speaks for itself.

NYMag 8 September 2015:

Germany Willing to Welcome 500,000 Refugees Annually for the Next Few Years

Telegraph 9 September 2015:

Juncker calls for ‘compulsory’ redistribution of 160,000 migrants


In the space of two months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone from being portrayed as the heartless villain in Europe’s debt crisis to the heroine of those flooding in to find refuge on the continent.

Vox 13 September 2015

In a shocking development in the European migrant crisis, Germany is immediately introducing border controls in the south of the country, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced on Sunday. The government of Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed “urgent security reasons.”


AUSTRIA has announced it will CLOSE its borders to migrants after 12,000 descended on the country in less than 48 hours.

The nation’s embattled leader made the announcement as Europe’s migrant crisis raged on unchecked today, with thousands more people continuing to stream into Germany in search of a better life.

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said he had come to the decision following “intensive talks” with Germany’s Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban.


Denmark closed border with Germany under strain of migrants


German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems oblivious to the fact that what you reward you get more of. Witness the tens of thousands of welfare seekers cloaked as genuine migrants flooding Europe and now threatening the collapse of the borderless EU she has always proudly trumpeted.

They are coming because Merkel said they should. Germany would welcome them all – and then some – in an act of charity she barely thought through and hardly understood the consequences of.

Remember back in August the chancellor declared all Syrian asylum-seekers welcome to remain in Germany, no matter which EU country they had first set foot on. In doing so Germany set itself up to accept an extraordinary 800,000 migrants before the end of the year. It also became the first EU country to suspend the 1990 Dublin protocol which forces refugees to seek asylum in the first European country they set foot on.

And so, in the space of a day or two, idealism is replaced by realism.

A couple of thousand refugees can be absorbed easily enough. But not a couple of million.

And in the process, state borders across the EU are being closed, as sovereign states re-assert themselves, and the EU ideal of free movement of people becomes history.


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19 Responses to What A Difference A Day Makes

  1. harleyrider1978 says:

    Sounds like natonalism is making an extreme come back something world eletists despise.

  2. The Blocked Dwarf says:

    And so, in the space of a day or two, idealism is replaced by realism.

    More likely replaced by hard headed Germanic business sense. You see the Oktober Fest starts very soon (next week?) in Munich. Yet in the last 14 days some 70K of refugees have descended upon Munich. It was getting to the point where Munich was literally full…and people were probably already eyeing up the space on which the OF takes place…them beer tents could house a lot of people.
    SO the other day, the Bavarian sister party and coalition partner the CSU started openly calling for Merkel to ‘take steps’ to protect the rights of Beer Drinkers (not that was said, just some guff about ‘security measures’) I don’t know how many people visit the Okt.Fest these days but it probably rivals the number of Syrian refugees.

    Oh btw, any refugees who do get discovered having entered into Germany illegally are not being turned around , not sent back to Austria nor Hungary nor anywhere else. They get registered where they are found and then sent on to another german town.So the whole exercise and border controls are just to keep the great unwashed non beer drinking masses out of the fair city of Munich whilst paying tourists are there.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Kinda like american cities that crackdown on the homeless and forcibly send them elsewhere in america.

    • Barry Homan says:

      Weren’t smoking bans in Germany first initiated in Münich and all around Bavaria, lead by the CSU? HAHAHA, serves them right now – eat crow all you do-gooders!

      • beobrigitte says:

        Not quite. The smoker haters gathered a lot of votes from taking old people out for coffee and cakes…. and other tactics.

        What REALLY gets me is that NONE of the old people (who lived through the 50s, 60s, 70s etc. didn’t ask the smoker haters: “How come I am still here? According to you I should have died loooooong before”.

        The second Bundesland to be overrun with the smoking ban was Nordrhein Westfalien. There was no public vote there.
        Politicians ARE STUPID.

  3. jaxthefirst says:

    I have to admit that hearing that Merkel had reluctantly agreed to close Germany’s borders to further immigrants did make me smile. I can just imagine what those “intensive talks” were like. I beg Merkel was furious! Sometimes, the words “told you so,” are just so satisfying! Particularly when directed towards an arrogant, smug creature like her.

  4. marieengling says:

    The borders between Germany and Austria are closed temporarily since 17.00 monday. The Danish borders are not closed.

  5. marieengling says:

    We got 5800 this week.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      So the government says Im gathering……………Its become a world wide invasion of every minority in the world being moved into western nations. Who knows it may even be done by force. When your existence depends on government handouts your sure to pay your masters back in kind.

  6. harleyrider1978 says:

    We saw a few of these same studies a few years ago if anyone remembers

    Study Finds Farm Dirt Arms Kids For Healthier Life


    People who grow up on farms — especially dairy farms — have way fewer allergy and asthma problems than the rest of us. Now one research team thinks they’ve brought science closer to understanding why.

    In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers report that they were able to pinpoint one possible mechanism for the allergy protection in mice they studied. Surprisingly, the protein that they fingered as the likely allergy-preventer doesn’t actually affect the immune system — it affects the structural cells that make up the lining of the lung.

    The research is related to something called the hygiene hypothesis, where a lack of exposure to microbes as a tyke leads to more allergy and asthma.

    It’s what leads microbiologists to say that the best thing you can do for your kid is roll them around on the floor of the subway … That may indeed be true (as long as you roll very, very carefully!) but there’s increasing evidence that farms have the best germs for preventing respiratory problems and allergic reactions later in life. One study found that just 25 percent of children living on Swiss farms reacted to common allergens like dust mites, pollen, animals and mold, while 45 percent of children in the general population reacted.

  7. slugbop007 says:

    What a difference a day makes. Great song by Esther Philips. I saw her perform in Montreal several times in the 70s when jazz bars were smoky and so was the music.

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