Don’t speak German? No residency: Berlin says refugees must integrate in order to stay — RT News

Russia’s top international news agency RT reports that refugees in Germany could lose their permanent right to residency if they fail to learn German and integrate into society, assuming that a new draft law proposed by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is put into practice.

Source: Don’t speak German? No residency: Berlin says refugees must integrate in order to stay — RT News

The article examines Germany’s hardening  attitudes to immigration. After the popular welcome to refugees last Summer and Angela Merkel‘s rose-tinted policies, Germans are now increasingly in fear, especially women. Unfortunately, immigration policy in Germany is behind the curve and probably needs a complete reappraisal. Merkel has tried to plug the flow via Turkey but the smugglers are already switching resources to North Africa.

Germany can learn from decades of mistakes by the UK Labour Party that encouraged multiculturalism and reduced the concept of ‘Britishness‘. It’s a far cry from in the US or Canada where people are proud of their national identity.

The article is important because Germany is effectively leading the EU and we are witnessing a sea change in policy.

Thoughts?

Meet Raul, Yong Bao and Ashima- new characters brought in to help revamp Thomas the Tank Engine | Daily Mail Online

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Thomas The Tank Engine, (a rebuilt Hu...

English: Thomas The Tank Engine, (a rebuilt Hunslet Austerity tank) photographed at Ropley station on The Watercress Line in Hampshire, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Daily Mail reports that classic TV-series Thomas the Tank Engine is set for a revamp, with fourteen new engines introduced to give the show a multicultural edge, including trains from India and China.

Source: Meet Raul, Yong Bao and Ashima- new characters brought in to help revamp Thomas the Tank Engine | Daily Mail Online

On the surface, changing Thomas the Tank Engine to a new multicultural mode appears a good thing. It reflects the increasing importance and economic influence of countries like China and Brazil. BUT I am wary when liberal or left-wing extremists are given a free hand. Look to the ingrained bias at the UK’s BBC.

Surely, children should not be exposed to political brainwashing at an early age?

Thoughts?