Immigration: The Numbers Game

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under considerable political pressure to fix Germany and Europe’s immigration problem within the next two weeks. Otherwise, Bavaria will start turning migrants back at the border and thus render a pan-European solution impossible. Today, she met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks and the two…

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“Scandal” about separating parents and children gets more emotional

As we forecast, the new policy on illegal immigration last week has unleashed considerable emotion, particularly among Trump’s opponents and immigration supporters and activists. Media coverage also continues to be egregiously bad. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had a panel that very evening which, yet again, played the “short version” of last…

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“Progressives” still wrong on immigration

Once again, a discussion on immigration is taking place in Europe. For the last few days, the new “populist” government in Italy has refused a berth to a ship called the Aquarius, which is carrying some 630 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Valencia in Spain has said it would accept…

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Aussie academics wrong on “Western Civ”

In recent weeks, a discussion has been underway at the Australian National University (ANU) about a large donation to set up a course in Western Civilisation. A number of academics are against this, with the usual set of spurious arguments. It would unbalance the university by giving too much to…

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