Schäuble warns of refugee ‘avalanche’ in dig at Merkel
By Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin
Germany may be facing “an avalanche” of refugees triggered by “careless” actions, Wolfgang Schäuble, the country’s powerful finance minister, has warned in a thinly-veiled criticism of his boss, chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mr Schäuble’s provocative remarks come as Ms Merkel faces mounting criticism from within her ruling CDU/CSU conservative bloc and growing public concern about her “refugees welcome” approach.
“You can trigger avalanches when a rather careless skier goes on to the slope ... and moves a bit of snow,” said the 73-year-old finance minister at an economic conference on Wednesday evening.
Why do people keep talking to the chronic drunk Daftie? He's been predicting the collapse for years and still nothing. The EU and Eurozone have emerged from the downturn stronger than ever. He must sob every time he collects his dole at the post office and its Euros he receives. [emoji14]