Germany sliding into ‘dangerous’ anti-Europe hysteria warns top economist


Isobel Schnable – worried about anti EU mood in Germany

As Germany’s economy continues to stutter one of the country’s top economists has warned the country is desending into “anti-Europe hysteria” amid growing criticism in the country of the European Central Bank (ECB) and surging support for the Eurosceptic, anti – immigration AfD Party.

Marcel Fratzscher said the entire European Union would be damaged by the backlash against the ECB’s austerity policies and the cost to Germany of propping up the single currency. Mr Fratscher is chief of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin and has also been an executive of the Eurozone’s central bank. He told UK financial newspaper The Financial Times: “Germany is sliding into a dangerous anti-Europe, anti-ECB mood, which threatens to damage the ECB’s credibility, the Euro an ultimately all of Europe.”

The warning comes less than two weeks after Chancellor Merkel’s ruling coalition suuffered heavy defeats intwo regional elections and Germany’s newly appointed ECB board member Isabel Schnabel called on her fellow economists to tone down their scathing analysis of the ECB’s performance. Ms Schnabel, an economics professor at the University of Bonn, predicted a crisis for the Euro if Germans did not take a step back to reflect on their country’s direction. Unfortunately for EU fans in Germany, voters have had years to reflect on the direction in which Merkel is leading the country and have decided they do not like it.

In an attempt to appeal to other German economists Schnable tweeted: “Dear fellow German economists, if you are wondering what you can do for Europe: Please help to dispel the harmful & wrong narratives about the ECB’s monetary policy, floating around in political and media circles. These threaten the euro more than many other things.”

This is rather spurious as nobody takes any notice of economists because they are always wrong. And the voters are in no mood to listen.

Unfortunately, the majority of Germans are opposed to further political and economic integration of EU member states, the country is politically polarised and with left and right more opposed to the idea of working with each other to bring down the government than they are to allowing Merkel’s centrist coalition to blunder on with the country politically paralyzed, it seems things can only get worse. In another blow to The Chancellor, her main coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SDP) this week lurched to the left by electing a far left candidate as its leader.

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German Region Thuringia Election Result Heralds The Collapse Of Germany

We have reported the growing likelyhood of an economic and social collapse in Germany both here and in our Daily Stirrer pages, but nothing has pointed towards that inevitable conclusion to Merkel’s mess and the accompanying disintegration of the European Union more strongly than the results of last weekends regional electioons for the state government of  Thuringia, a province in the north east of the country.

The near collapse of the two centrist parties, Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Social Democrats (SPD), which for decades dominated German politics, looks like a omen of what lies ahead in German politics and EU politics.

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A majority in Thuringia, ruled by the CDU since the early 1990’s until 2014 when Die Linke took over with the Social Democrats and the Greens, just voted against the centrist, Merkelist, grand coalition of standing for nothing but globalism and tighter EU integration.

Die Linke (a coalition of hard left Marxists and other left of centre extremists,) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) secured more than 54% of the total vote. Die Linke, the remnant of the East German Communist Party, and AfD, the new face of Eurosceptic nationalism, anti-immigration and fiscally responsible Germans, took first and second place ahead of Merkel’s CDU.

(source Wikipedia via  Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik – Thuringer statistics office)

Whereas in 2014, Die Linke formed a government with the SPD and the Greens, today they cannot, the grouping falls 4 seats short of a majority, and the Greens barely beat the 5% threshold for representation.  Had they not the coalition calculus would be unsolvable.

Merkel and the CDU, though they beat old rivals the SDP by a big margin will exclude themselves from the state government as the Europhile leadership categorically refuse to make a deal with AfD in any capacity, the sticking point being Merkel’s blinkered committent to her open doors immigration policy which has been the cause of so many of the country’;s social and economic problems.  It looks as if Turingia will be without an effective government for some time. The situation is just as bad in Brandenburg which voted in September and where the establishment has effectively blocked a coalition that contains the anti – EU Alternatif fur Deutschland.

This is becoming a trend in the EU where Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Italy are without effective governments because of undemocratic meddling in election results by Brussels.

In both German states, complex coalitions of incompatible parties will be needed the formation of any government and with at least four parties involved, to cobble together a majority on any controversial issue will be almost impossible because the only thing they agree on  is their refusal to collaborate with with AfD.  Lower Saxony will likely retain its current coalition between Merkel’s CDU, the SPD and the Greens after their election last month, although the demands of the Greens as their price for joining such a coalition, environmentalist reforms that will be ruinous for the local economy, are likely to be unacceptable to CDU and SDP representatives. .

These, and other recent regional election results in Germany all highlight the direction the country’s voters are moving, away from Brussels and Euro – Federalism and towards nationalism and a reclamation of national sovereignty. Voters are also repulsed by the mainstream party’s making impossible promises to everyone and reneging on them in order to advance “the European project,” by transforming the 27 member states into a federal republic, and against the Islamification of German society which is Merkel’s legacy.  As Alexander Mercouris of The Duran pointed out the other day, Merkel’s modus operandi is to hold the line on the status quo regardless of the social mayhem her policies are creating around her.

That has created a a situation where an illusion of stability and control is projected on the surface on the surface while is teetering on collapse with every new social development or item of economic news.

For years now, since the immigration crisis broke, the Hausfrau Volksfuhrer has been trying to keep the European project moving towards “ever closer integration” while ignoring domestic problems or pretending all bad news is just a “far right conspiracy theory.”  But in trying to keep things as they are in the world outside Germany, she’s let allowed Germany’s internal problems to run out of control.

Germany’s state elections this autumn in Germany have been not only been a a disaster for Merkel, they have also encouraged an upsurge in opposition to the EU central bureaucracy throughout Europe. Member states know that without German money propping up the EU, the organisation cannot survive. And with the UK, the second largest net contributor to EU funds after Germany about to leave, the burden has become unsupportable for the faltering German economy. And that is making thevpolitical situation even more unstable.

Look back to the aftermath of the 2017 national election and how hard it was for Merkel to put a ruling coalition together, leaving the EU’s most economically powerful member state without an effective government for over six months.  Some commentators predicted the end of Merkelism but somehow Merkel survived at the head of a fragile and unconvincing coalition The problems she’s facing now were just as acute then. but she chose to paper them over with yet another disastrous coalition with the Social Democrats and CSU.

What’s clear is that political opinions about the future of Germany are hardening away from the consensus politics Merkel’s Party and the SDP have been selling in fact the collapse of the SDP, once the default party of government is even more astounding than the decline of Merkel’s CDU.

The event most likely to trigger the collapse and fragmentation of Germany will be the failure of Deutschebank, the financial giant that, saddled with mountains of debt run up by the EU’s basket case economies, has been effectively insolvent for some time. There’s nothing quite as potent in destroying confidence than the failure of a major financial institutions, and in this case, when (not if,) the bank fails, the figer of blame will be pointed at the globalist government in Berlin.

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Disastrous Manufacturing Figure Herald German Economic Recession

Germany has long been the prop that held up the economically feeble EU, in which more than helf the 27 members that will remain in the bloc after Britain leaves are economic basket cases (some due only to the strictures of Eurozone membership, others because of the traditional weakness of their national economies,) so with Germany slipping towards the recession we and other well informed blogs and news site have predicted since Merkel’s ‘open doors’ immigration policy allowed a couple of million iliterate, uneducated, unskilled and unemployable immigrants to flood into the country, incresing the bill for welfare services exponentially, problems for Germany’s high – tech manufacturing led economy which needs highly skilled, well educated and adaptable workers and professionals was inevitable.

When we wrote about the early signs of recession in the German economy we were scoffed at, called far – right nut jobs and conspiracy theorists, and inevitably, racists because anyone but a racist would know that a couple of millon unemployable immigrants living on benefits can only boost a high – tech economy.

Today, for all the auusurances by Europhile politicians and bureaucrats that everything in the European Union is on the up and up, Germany is on red alert for recession following the biggest collapse in activity for its mighty industrial sector since the financial crisis. Technically Germany already is in recession, they’re just not willing to admit it.

The eurozone’s bigge,t and most powerful economy relies on exports but its car industry has been punished by a slowing global economy,   government policies promoting electric vehichles which nobody want to buy because they are hideously expensive and useless, and the fallout of the trade war between the US and China.

Financial information service IHS Markit’s latest snapshot of Germany’s manufacturing growth – where a score under 50 signals contraction – dipped to 41.4, its worst level since 2009, as demand from non – EU trading partners slumped. There were also worrying signs that the manufacturing slump is spreading to the service sector after firms in that sector experience their first fall in new business since 2014.

Confidence among German businesses is the weakest since 2012, private sector job creation is stalling after six years of growth and companies are eating into backlogs as new orders begin to dry up, the figures showed.

Germany’s economy shrank an overall 0.1pc between April and June. Monday’s dire survey data comes after recent official figures showed a sharp 0.6pc drop in industrial production in July.

Phil Smith, principal economist at IHS Markit, said Germany’s manufacturing data was “simply awful”, with combined readings for services and manufacturers “firmly in contraction territory” and the weakest for almost seven years.

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Little Donny Tusk The Polish Has Been Tells Britain How To Vote.

Senior European Union officials have once again intervened in a British election, as European Council President Donald Tusk urges Londoners to back his preferred candidate when voting on Thursday.

Donald Tusk, who is the President of the European Council and was the centre-right Europhile Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 made the remarks in support of his former Deputy Prime Minister, Anglo-Pole Jan-Vincent Rostowski who is standing as a Change UK candidate in London for Thursday’s election.

The top Eurocrat released a statement Tuesday in which he told pro-remain Brits to vote for the recently founded Change UK party, which supports a second referendum as a means to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union. POLITICO reports Tusk’s remarks as: “Jan Rostowski worked with me as finance minister of Poland for six years and then as my Deputy prime minister.

“Not only was he the best finance minister in Europe during the financial crisis, he is also a very dear friend who would make a great MEP for London, which I know he loves. I urge Londoners who want Britain to stay in the EU to vote for him.”

While Rostowoski was Poland’s Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Tusk, he was born educated in London, part of a community of Polish citizens in exile during the Nazi and Communist eras.

The Change UK party has enjoyed a difficult first two months, since it was established by a group of globalist, centrist Labour and Conservative Members of Parliament who left their respective parties citing concern over the nation’s direction over Brexit. Claiming to represent a frustrated sizeable majority of Brits who felt unrepresented after the country voted by a margin of over 1.2 million votes, they are instead polling at less than five per cent.

This failure to resonate with voters has been thrown into particularly sharp contrast by the runaway success of the Brexit Party, which is also less than two months old but is polling in first place for Thursday’s election.

Tusk, who was PM of Poland from 2007-2014 and is a staunch ally of arch Eurofederalist Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel, and has been ‘threatening’ Brexiteers with the torments of Hell, whilst working eagerly to derail/cancel/reverse Brexit, has a big angry – red splodge on his record which should dissuade anybody from giving any credence to anything he says:

He has been accused of responsibility for the Smolensk air crash, which conveniently wiped out practically the leadership of his (and  Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel’s) whole national sovereignty supporting opposition leadership. It is known Tusk engineered the cover not merely the cover-up on the Polish side:

from Wikipedia:

April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. The group was arriving from Warsaw to attend an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the massacre, which took place not far from Smolensk.

The pilots were attempting to land at Smolensk North Airport—a former military airbase—in thick fog, with visibility reduced to about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The aircraft descended far below the normal approach path until it struck trees, rolled inverted and crashed into the ground, coming to rest in a wooded area a short distance from the runway.[2]

Both the Russian and Polish official investigations found no technical faults with the aircraft, and concluded that the crew failed to conduct the approach in a safe manner in the given weather conditions. The Polish authorities found serious deficiencies in the organization and training of the Air Force unit involved, which was subsequently disbanded. Several high-ranking members of the Polish military resigned, under pressure from politicians and the media.

Various conspiracy theories about the crash have since been in circulation, and are promoted by Law and Justice‘s leaders Jarosław Kaczyński (twin brother to Polish President Lech Kaczyński, who died in the crash) and his deputy, Antoni Macierewicz, who claim the crash was a political assassination. Polish and international investigations did not find any evidence supporting this version.[2]

That’s the official story. There is no such thing as a minority report when government inquiries are discussed, but independent investigations have come up with some very interesting findings.

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Note how happy Tusk looks in link above, on the very evening of the crash! The expression on his face is similar to that of US President George W Bush on being told of the disaster at New York’s World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. Like he is double-air-punching for joy as he grins at Putin. Incredible! Once he realizes a camera is on him, he wipes the grin and substitutes a look of concern. Talk about a ‘smoking gun’!

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The anti – Brexit message from Mr Tusk comes just weeks after the European Union’s Brexit coordinator, Belgian Federalism maniac  Guy Verhofshit  who, critics say, has been deeply antagonistic towards the United Kingdom during Brexit negotiations — travelled to London to campaign for the Liberal Democrats.

Praising the enthusiastically pro-European Union membership party, whose election slogan for this vote is imaginatively titled “Bollocks to Brexit“, Mr Verhofstadt told supporters in a leafy London square: “This is Europe. Europe. It’s all Europe.”

Top European figures did not publicly call on the British people to vote one way or another during the 2016 referendum where Britain chose to leave the European Union, a matter of regret in Brussels where it is apparently believed that instructing voters to stay in Europe could have swayed the decision. European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker said this month that he should have intervened, saying had he done so he could have “destroyed the lies” which he claimed caused Brexit.
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After Triggering Mass Migration Crisis, Germany Bribing Foreigners To Leave

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Angela Merkel is seen by many Germans as more committed to advancing Islam in Europe than respresenting the wished of German voters. (picture source: www.tapwires.com )

Though Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel only clings to power by her fingernails as the fragile coalition she leads staggers from crisis to crisis, the damaging effects of her ‘open doors’ immigration policy, which triggered the European Union’s mass migration crisis continue to damage Germany. It may be amusing for supporters of national sovereignty to observe her antics as, with one face the pledges support for a United Nations initiative to open all national borders top anybody wishing to cross, while with the other she tries to persuade German voters she has listened to public opinion and understands her mass immigration policy is abhorred by a majority of voters, but it is harming Germany.

The migrant crisis and its effect in destroying the Globalist and Eurocrat dream of merging the EU’s member states into a single federal superstate, a policy of which Merkel has been one a leading supporter, is probably the main, no not the only, thing behind the resurgence of nationalism, and is also credited with revealing to voters just how far out of touch with ordinary people political leaders, media commentators and showbiz luvvies are.

In one of it’s most bizarrre misreadings of the public mood yet, the German government has now mounted an aggressive campaign to encourage illegal migrants to leave germany by bribing them with free rent for a year in their home countries if they return.

“Your country. Your future. Now!” read billboards in seven languages, plastered in nearly 2,500 locations across 80 German cities, reports the National Post.

A series of flags corresponding with the top-destinations – Egypt, Turkey, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Russia – shapes a zigzagging road to a fictional horizon.

The “ReturningfromGermany” ad campaign is the latest tactic by the German government to boost departures and deter migration, in a reversal of Angela Merkel’s controversial welcoming policy of 2015 at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. The campaign is the brainchild of  interior minister Horst Seehofer, Merkel’s rebellious right-wing rival, who forced a coalition crisis over Germany’s asylum policy last summer. –National Post

New arrivals of undocumented, unskilled and in many cases illiterate people have arrived trying to claim asylum seeker or refugee status, (they are neither, being purely economic migrants,)  have normalized since a flood of 700,000 migrants three years ago,  a backlog of rejected claims has built up due  to the lengthy legal process involved in deporting these people. The billboard campaign is aimed at the estimated 235,000 people who are still required to leave the country according to the interior ministry.

Most asylum seekers whose claims have been rejected can’t return to their country of origin due for several reason; danger, lack of documentation or they suffer from an illness. The German government has dubbed these people “duldung,” which means “tolerated.”

Denied asylum seekers who don’t fit either of those categories typically don’t show up for their deportation. Of more than 20,000 scheduled airport repatriations in 2018, just half of them appeared to take flights back home.

Horst Seehofer, the German interior minister, aims to encourage migrants to leave with the cash-giveaway billboard campaign – offering 1,000 – 1,200 euros for a single person and 3,000 for families to provide for basic needs.

Not everyone is a fan of the new “stepping stone system,” in which “you get more money if you choose to leave earlier on,” according to Meiki Riebau – a lawyer and migration expert at Save the Children Germany.  Riebau’s organisation is still supporting Merkel’s discredited “All migrsnts, refugees and asylum seekers welcome” approach to immigration control. This is going down like the proverbial lead Zeppelin with the families of women, girls and some boys who have been victims of violent sexual assaults by sexually incontinent Muslim males.

Perhaps Germany’s cash incentive will turn out to be more successful than Britain’s approach when Prime Minister Theresa May had vans drive through neighborhoods with billboards reading “Go home or face arrest.” Her initiative resulted in just 11 voluntary departures.Obviously life in a British prison is preferable to life in a third world shithole country. British voters understandably take the view that these people are not our problem.

 

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Euronazi Merkel comes out of the bunker at last.

Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to The German Chancellor, who told an enthusiatic audience of party members audience in Berlin that nation states must not listen to the concerns of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.

Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel – something familiar about that salute?
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If you are thinking this was something said by Adolf Hitler at a Nazi party rally in the 1930s, you would be wrong, the words were spoken by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. Merkel has announced she won’t seek re-election in 2021 and it seems she now feels sade to come out of the closet and show her true colours in order to push the globalist agenda to its disturbing conclusion of creating a totalitarian world government before she stands down.

In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel joked, attempting to lighten the mood. But Merkel has always had a tin ear for comedy and she soon launched into a dark speech in support of authoritarianism and the dominance of an academic elite, condemning those in her own party who believe the German government should have listened to public opinion and refused to sign the controversial UN migration pact which seeks to make migration a human right and create a borderless world:

There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”.

[But] the people are just individuals who are living in a country, they are not a group who define themselves as the [German] people,” she stressed, showing the self righteousness of any Nazi leader or senior officer in Kaiser Bill’s WW1 regime.

Merkel has previously accused critics of the UN Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration of not being patriotic, saying “That is not patriotism, because patriotism is when you include others in German interests and accept win-win situations”.

Her words, while ignoring the problems wrought on German society by the consequences of her “open doors” immigration policy, echo recent comments by the deeply unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in a Remembrance Day speech that “patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason.”

The French president’s words went down like the proverbial lead zeppelin with the French population, which is more volatile than the German people, and not only caused his approval rating to plunge even further, but also exacerbated the yellow vests protests which have brought civil unrest to France. French cities have experienced problems similar to those of Germany since the mass immigration crisis began in 2015.

Macron, former Goldman Sachs executive who was given a quadruple charisma by – pass before being shoehorned into the presidency, is now proving so utterly devoid of leadership qualities and is totally incapable of dealing with growing protests in France. In spite of that he has not lost his typically French penchant for delusional self – aggrandising and recently told the Bundestag that France and Germany should be at the center of the emerging New World Order.

The Franco-German couple [has]the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos and to guide it on the road to peace”.

Europe must be stronger… and win more sovereignty,” he went on to demand, just like Merkel, that EU member states surrender national sovereignty to Brussels over “foreign affairs, migration, and development” as well as giving “an increasing part of our budgets and even fiscal resources”.

Merkel meanwhile, has pronounced Donald Trump a lame duck president and despite her own position as a lame duck chancellor leading a minority government, has pronounced herself the new de facto leader of the free world.

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MERKEL: Chancellor calls voters in DESPERATE plea days before election

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ANGELA Merkel has been pictured telephoning residents in the state of Hesse before they head to the polls in a crunch vote, which threatens to tear down the German Chancellor’s government.

The German leader made the unusual step to directly phone voters in a desperate bid to persuade them to back her party CDU’s candidate in Hesse, home to Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt.

Merkel is desperate to claw back power in the state, one of the CDU’s traditional strongholds.

With support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Greens rising, according to opinion polls, it looks increasingly likely the CDU will lose power. Losing Hesse would prompt calls for Mrs Merkel to resign as Chancellor, bringing her 13-year premiership to an inglorious end and prompting a leadership challenge.

Images of Mrs Merkel phoning residents posted on Twitter exposes the chancellor’s fragility as she clings on to power after 18 years at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Posting the photo

(above), which shows Mrs Merkel on the phone, Nico Lange wrote: “Well, good morning, this is Angela Merkel. “Chancellor, Minister-President Bouffier and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are motivating election campaigners of the CDU in Hesse with direct phone calls.”

Angela Merkel’s popularity has taken a battering after her open door policy saw more than one million African and Middle Eastern refugees arrive in Germany in 2015. The German Chancellor’s party is set to receive only 26 percent of the votes at the upcoming state election in Hesse, according to a survey by pollster Forschungsgruppe Wahlen for broadcaster ZDF.

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