Rank-Jurgen Weise, Head of Germany's Migration Office, has said he expects 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany by the end of this year ... somewhat down on the million plus that stormed across their porous borders in 2015.
Lets put that into some perspective. Germany's population is approximately 17 times that of New Zealand. On a proportionate basis that is equivalent to us having to absorb 17,600 refugees. There is no way New Zealand could cope with those numbers and even the 'nutty' Greens realize this. Their response to the recent announcement by government increasing our annual refugee intake by 250 to 1,000 (the first such increase in 25 years) was to call for it to be increased by a further 1,000 to 2,000.
When you lose control of your borders you lose control of your future and Merkel has done that in spades. There will be a reckoning and with the Federal election looming next year ... the bell tolls for thee, Ms Merkel.