Tim Talks Europe 2 – visiting Cologne

Tim’s previous video on Europe is here.

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  • Eddie Sammon 25th Feb '16 - 2:55pm

    I was sceptical about this, but he comes across fine. I suspect Tim is going to make a bigger intervention on Cologne or integration. It will be interesting to see what he suggests.

  • Though Tim Farron talks only of Syrians as usual, the reality is that the vast majority of recent refugees to Germany are not Syrian at all. According to German government figures, about 38% of last year’s arrivals claimed to be from Syria, but an estimated 30% of those were only pretending to be Syrian (there is a thriving market in Turkey for fake Syrian passports). This means that only around a quarter of the 1.1m asylum seekers who arrived in Germany last year were Syrians. Of those 1.1m, up to 130,000 have disappeared from the radar i.e. they never arrived at the accommodation assigned to them. So there are literally tens of thousands of people of which nobody knows (a) where they are from and (b) where they are now.

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