Longstanding disagreements on migration policies between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s crypto – socialist Christian democrat Union (CDU) and her Bavarian allies the traditionally conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) have led to a crisis that could potentially unseat the long serving German leader after thirteen years in the driving seat.
The coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by Chancellor Merkel and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) led by interior minister Horst Seehofer was plunged into crisis last week over differences on mass migration, when Seerhofer openly challenged Merkel’s policy of admitting all dark skinned arrivals at Germany’s borders, which has resulted in a wave of lawlessness as terrorists, murderers, rapists and members of organised crime networks have been allowed to settle in Germany.
CSU policy makers have demanded that Germany should be able to reject migrants at the border of the country if they have no basic identity documents such as a passport or national identity card, if they are already registered as refuges in another country but want to get into Germany, where state benefits are more generous, or have been refused refugee status or deported for criminal offences previously, but Merkel believes turning them away undermine the EU’s open borders Schengen Area.
Most German’s however, believe that allowing convicted rapists who have been deported, back into the country because border police are not allowed to check the identities of people crossing the border, only for them to commit further sex crimes withing weeks of arriving (as has happened in several documented cases,) is sheer insanity.
The Bavarian party leader has threatened to use his powers as interior minister to defy Mertkel and Brussels and order that the border be secured — a move which Merkel has already tried to block. Should The Chancellor try to sack him, the almost inevitable result would be the CSU walking out of the coalition, and the fragile ‘grand coalition’ collapsing.
Germany is currently admitting around 11,000 asylum seekers every month, according to The Times.