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Most of all, I despair at the complete lack of strategy, the inability of the government to think even one step ahead. Today those jokers are congratulating themselves because they coughed up 6 billion to take care of refugees. Hannelore Kraft (SPD, prime minister of Northrhine Westphalia) says it won't nearly be enough. Next year, probably long before that, the mood will cool down rapidly. The internal EU bickering will continue while xenophobia festers. People will come down from their moral highs, look at each other, and wonder what we've bought into. Germany is not that special and enlightened. In the long term I fear a 15%-25% right wing movement settling in.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Tue Sep 8th, 2015 at 04:32:32 PM EST
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" In the long term I fear a 15%-25% right wing movement settling in. "

Haven't heard much of the AfD recently.

by IM on Wed Sep 9th, 2015 at 04:04:14 AM EST
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They threw their liberal founder out and are now free to pursue a right-wing agenda. They'll probably make it into the next Bundestag at slightly above 5%. Long-term I see those tendencies growing. Not that it produces a political majority but a persistent undercurrent that produces a right-ward drift.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Wed Sep 9th, 2015 at 01:39:23 PM EST
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