Opinion – Merkel deserves to survive migrant crisis – Reuters – John Gelmini

Barack Obama, President, talked with David Cam...

Barack Obama, President, talked with David Cameron, Prime Minister, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor, at the 36th G8 summit in Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario Province on June 25, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right.

The initial euphoria about the refugees, which emerged after Angela Merkel said that Germany could take a million of them, soon vanished once people discovered that there were 180 different nationalities amongst the migrants and that some migrants plaintively said “I would have thought after 2 months I should have been given a house and a job”.

The fact that many of these so-called refugees were, and are, economic migrants, and that some of them refused meals because they were not prepared to suit Islamic tastes was also a factor in the hardening of attitudes by Germans and indeed all other Europeans.

It was obvious to anyone with an iota of brainpower that this “Good Samaritan” logic only works when the numbers involved are small enough to be absorbed without the cultural norms of the host country being overwhelmed.

Merkel as a nuclear physicist and intelligent woman should have understood this as should Hollande, Cameron and the rest of our useless European leaders.

The German economy is fine now and the coming demographic problem can initially be solved by robots, automation, 3D printing, cybernetics and nanotechnology without the need to house a single refugee.

Translating the German Constitution into Arabic was another mistake – if people want to live in a country, they must learn its language and customs. America insists on this and my late parents and millions of others whose language was not English had to learn whilst working when they came to the UK.

Merkel is safe for now but is getting close to her “sell-by” date and will need to be replaced. The same applies to our other EU leaders except for David Cameron who has allegedly already obtained his next big job and is simply marking time until George Osborne takes over.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Before Palace Banquet for Xi Jinping, a Snub From Prince Charles – The New York Times – John Gelmini

This is typical of the so-called “Caring Prince Charlie”.

The man lectures us on Global Warming and drives about in an air-conditioned Bentley, which he has transported ahead of him when visiting overseas.

He writes letters to Government Ministers to influence policy and demands money from the Civil List plus extra money from the taxpayer whilst insisting that his letters and special lobbying remain private and he puts billions of pounds worth of trade, business and contracts at risk by being friends with the Dalai Lama.

On the question of Tibet, that province has been part of China for as long as Hertfordshire has been part of the United Kingdom, so Prince Charles has no right to meddle in the affairs of another country by insisting that it be split up.

He is an anachronism and not fit to be king which is why his mother the Queen refuses to step down and why she will skip a generation and effectively sideline this vain and wholly out of touch man.

Hopefully the Chinese will not take Prince Charles’s snub too seriously but at some point a price will be paid but of course not by this featherbedded and out of date Prince.

John Gelmini