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I wouldn't have thought that EU-wide quotas would appease xenophobes, since they'll be focused on the number of refugees their own country has to accept -- which to them will always be too many, no matter the actual number,
by Gag Halfrunt on Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 at 08:24:12 PM EST
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The way I read it, Merkel & co's subliminal message longside the quota proposals was "see, we are doing something to reduce the numbers of refugees in our country, by forcing other countries to "share the burden". That refugees are always too many for the xenophobes is then an error in the calculation. A bigger one is that the quota proposals implicitly (or even explicitly) accept the validity of the claim that "there are too many refugees", to the benefit of opponents to the right, without a political gain for the governments.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 at 09:00:29 PM EST
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To the extent that there is a refugee problem, it's an issue of adult education not being good enough, which is frankly a problem we should be working on regardless. Uhm. Who should one write letters to suggesting we get on that..?
by Thomas on Fri Oct 7th, 2016 at 08:03:16 PM EST
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