- Hungary is BAD for setting up camps to handle tens of thousands of migrants heading through there country, and
- Sweden is GOOD and is delighted to have lots of migrants. If you are actually interested in the whole Swedish “is there a crisis or not” reality then I suggest you check out Tim Pool’s excellent TimCasts YouTube channel for a more balance view that either the pro-Migrant / anti-Migrant camps would have you see.
- Trump (arguably head of the free world) is envious of Merkel’s strength. Not entirely sure I’m convinced of that.
- Europe “is relieved” at Dutch election victory. Which strikes me as very odd because the xenophobic, right wing Geert Wilders came in second! So it’s not like he was wiped off the political map as the Guardian and BBC would have you believe.
Plus, just in case “Europeans” feel all smug and relaxed, I feel I should point out that Mark Rutte, the incumbent and centre left party member, actually lost 8 seats while Geert gained 5 extra ones.
In the end Mark Rutte won by 21.3% of the vote vs Geert Wilders 13.1%. So Mark Rutte is in no way able to form his own Government and will have to form a coalition with the other members, potentially including Geert Wilders.
If you check out who gained seats vs loosing, it is quite obvious that the centre and centre-right have gained seats at the expense of the left. Certainly not the narrative the BBC would like you to read but certainly something to think about.
Oh and the only really active volcano in Europe is going off… but that’s probably down to climate change / the far right / BREXIT somehow. 😀