Limit migration numbers or we’ll dump you, Merkel: German Chancellor is ORDERED to scrap her open doors policy by leader of CSU party that backs her

September 7, 2016 in News by Slad

 

Source: Daily MailBy ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN FOR MAILONLINE 

  • Leader of CSU in Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, calls on Merkel to make U-turn
  • Demands limit on migrant numbers in return for support at election
  • Also wants Germany to take full control of its borders to turn away illegals 

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been ordered to scrap her open doors policy on migration – by the leader of a party that backs her.

Horst Seehofer – leader of the CSU in Bavaria which rules in tandem with Merkel’s own CDU party – says he is so alarmed at the ‘domestic political situation’ that the chancellor has no choice but to U-turn.

It is understood that he wants her to limit migration numbers in the country in return for continued CSU support at the general election in the autumn of next year.

Horst Seehofer (pictured) - leader of the CSU party in Bavaria which rules in tandem with Merkel's own CDU party - says he is so alarmed at the 'domestic political situation' that Merkel has no choice but to U-turn

Horst Seehofer - leader of the CSU party in Bavaria which rules in tandem with Merkel's own CDU party - says he is so alarmed at the 'domestic political situation' that Merkel (pictured) has no choice but to U-turn

Horst Seehofer (left) – leader of the CSU party in Bavaria which rules in tandem with Merkel’s own CDU party – says he is so alarmed at the ‘domestic political situation’ that Merkel (right) has no choice but to U-turn


The weekend battering she took in her home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – her party was chased into third place by the anti-immigrant Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) – is set to be repeated in Berlin in ten days time.

Bild  said high level sources within the CDU and CSU have told the newspaper that Seehofer wants a guarantee of no more than 200,000 migrants a year – a third less than Germany is expecting in 2016.

He also wants Germany to take full control of its borders to turn away illegals.

And he is demanding that deportations are speeded up – currently 215,367 people rejected for asylum continue to live in Germany.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been ordered to scrap her open doors policy on migration – by the leader of a party that backs her

Merkel has said the country has made many strides in the past year in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in 2015, but that there is still much to do

Merkel has said the country has made many strides in the past year in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in 2015, but that there is still much to do


‘Seehofer gets tough with Merkel,’ was the Bild headline.

It is understood that this is the price he is demanding in return for continued CSU support for Merkel at the general election in the autumn of next year.

‘Therefore Seehofer truthfully expects that Merkel publicly admits that she changes ‘We can do this!’ to ‘Upper limit’ in immigration,’ said Bild.

‘Also she should agree to take Seehofer on board as a kind of ‘Watchdog’ in a future Cabinet.

‘Merkel will have to agree with Seehofer’ is heard in high CDU circles. And that must come before she declares her candidacy for office next year.’

Meanwhile, Merkel has said the country has made many strides in the past year in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in 2015, but that there is still much to do.

Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, Merkel said that her government has sped up integration measures for migrants with good prospects of staying, increased school funding to help their educations, and worked with cities and states to find solutions to local problems.

She says ‘the situation today is many times better than a year ago, but there remains a lot to do.’

Among other things, Merkel says the country still needs to improve the mechanism for quickly processing migrants who have little chance of being given asylum.