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Germany should close its borders to refugees, Angela Merkel’s own transport minister says

Germany must close its borders to refugees as it can no longer show its “friendly face” if the huge influx continues, its transport minister has urged Angela Merkel.

Alexander Dobrindt called on the chancellor to prepare to shut the country’s borders unless other European countries agreed to help reduce migrant numbers.

Mr Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a “friendly face” as the country struggles to cope with the 1.1 million migrants who arrived in 2015.

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  • Ed

    So said the “Transport Minister.” I’d be nervous if I was a refugee… German “transport ministers” have a history of great efficiency. Start a marching band and all bets are off…

  • pdxnag

    Is that like saying today that we should ground all planes the morning of September 11, 2001?

  • Physics grad

    get the coal trains warmed up, and they are not needed for coal anymore…

  • Brett_McS

    Sounds like there is some dissension in the ranks.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They just don’t do mass train transport like they used to.