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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Europe – be careful what you wish for!

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has told French radio that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake, adding that the United States should not consider itself as the world’s “economic policeman.” The Europeans, in particular the British, French and Germans, are…

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The True Marxist Believer – Ever Faithful

On 5 May 2018, the second centenary of Karl Marx’s birth, Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules The World. The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World (2009), told BBC World Service TV that Marx was still valid today. As proof, he cited the…

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China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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Global fury unleashed by Trump’s alleged statement on “shitholes” spectacularly misses the point

Donald Trump’s alleged description of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti as “shitholes” predictably led to global fury and accusations of racism. Trump would be well advised to refrain from such comments since they merely damage his standing and thus his power to get things done, but as usual, the resulting…

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