The expected ‘Grand Coalition’ of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats (SPD) have declared the migrant crisis to be “over” and agreed to let in up to 220,000 migrants each year.
The two parties have agreed to allow between 180,000 to 220,000 migrants per year, claiming their plans will control migration in such a way that “a situation like 2015 is not repeated”, Die Welt reports.
Obviously a convenient assertion by politicians in defiance of reality, which is how a mini-PC theme is created. The opposition are those not participating in the political fiction:
The new coalition deal, which will now be reviewed by SPD members, will see the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) emerge as the official opposition in the German parliament, given their third-place finish in the national elections last September.
AfD group leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland have already derided the coalition deal talks, calling them “grotesque and implausible”, and saying that the paper “consists only of vague declarations of intent and implausible announcements.”
hat-tip Stephen Neil