February 25, 2016

ANOTHER DOMINO FALLS IN EUROPE AS BELGIUM CLOSES BORDERS TO BLOCK CALAIS MIGRANTS:

The Jungle is an ongoing condemnation of the French economy and prospects for France’s future: Even semi-literate migrants would rather sleep out in the cold and rain for a chance at making it to Britain than settle in France. Likely, that’s also why they’re headed to Belgium—which has other crossings to the UK.

More broadly, this news highlights the one thing the powers-that-be in Brussels and Berlin are right about with regard to the immigration crisis: Absent a pan-European solution, a lot of responses to the crisis will result simply in passing the problem around. Unfortunately, nobody—from the Visegrad countries in the East to France in the West—trusts the solutions that the German government and the EU have been putting forward. And so we continue to have cascading border closures and ever-more-permanent “temporary” measures.

It’s as if the Euro political class isn’t willing to do — or even to admit — what must be done.

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