Monday, September 19, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Admits That She Would Turn Back The Clock On Refugee Policy

DW: Merkel accepts partial blame for Berlin defeat

One day after her conservative party got hammered in Berlin's local election, Chancellor Angela Merkel took responsibility for the loss. She also said there would be no repeat of "uncontrolled" immigration.

In her first news conference after her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) recorded its worst-ever showing in a Berlin election, Merkel took partial responsibility for that defeat while again blaming opposition to her refugee policies on communication shortcomings.

"I'm the party chairwoman, and I'm not going to duck responsibility," Merkel told reporters. "If one of the reasons for the CDU's poor showing is that the direction, goal and conviction behind our refugee policy haven't been explained well enough, I'll endeavor to rectify that."

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WNU Editor: The problem that she has is that many do not believe she is sincere. Remarks like this one only add to this level of distrust .... Merkel Says Germany Won’t Stop Accepting Refugees, Muslims (WSJ).

More News On German Chancellor Angela Merkel Admitting That She Would Turn Back The Clock On Her Refugee Policy

Merkel Takes Some Blame for Poor Berlin Election Performance -- AP
Rueful Merkel takes blame for Berlin defeat -- Reuters
Merkel Accepts Responsibility for Party's Losses in Berlin Election -- New York Times
Berlin election: Merkel links migrant crisis to CDU defeat -- BBC
Germany's Merkel admits migrant policy cost votes -- USA Today
Merkel’s Mea Culpa on Refugees Aimed at Wooing Back Voters -- Bloomberg
Angela Merkel admits mistakes over asylum seekers after disastrous election -- The Guardian


B.Poster said...

I see the problem is not with the policy itself. The problem is how it is being communicated. If Ms. Merkel and the German leadership continue with this line of reasoning, they probably stand to lose even more Some people just never seem to learn.

Turfy77 said...

She's lost touch with reality

Turfy77 said...

She's lost touch with reality