Saturday 12 September 2015

Crowds of ordinary BBC reporters applauded them, saying 'Welcome to Germany!'

I don't know whether you saw BBC Germany correspondent Jenny's Hill reporting of the applause that greeted migrants as they arrived in Munich. I missed it at the time, but here it is on YouTube:

The joyous tone of her reporting is one thing, but her - twice - joining the German crowd and shouting "Welcome to Germany!" herself is something else.

If you're watching closely you'll notice that the overwhelming majority of them (by the looks of it getting on for 90%) are young men. 

The BBC crew does zoom in  though for a couple of close-ups:


  1. Nice catch. They are shameless. We know they're shameless, have known it for years, yet they still have the capacity to shock. This is after years of admissions of getting it wrong on immigration. It's like Nick Robinson's apology and documentary was all a lie.

  2. Put your cup of tea down before reading further:

    A former French minister stirred up controversy Friday after saying Germany "took our Jews and gave us Arabs" as France began taking some of the thousands of refugees arriving in Germany.

    1. That could be Britain. He's been forced to apologise.

    2. I hope the quip runs and runs, though.

  3. It seems to me that some Germans are reverting to type, which comes as no surprise to me whatsoever. The "post-war settlement" is almost as big a disaster as Versailles. Leaving West Germany intact was crazy. I just hope any conflagration on mainland Europe does not spread to the UK.


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