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As soon as the terror attack hit Berlin last week, far-right figures across Europe held German Chancellor Angela Merkel responsible, for giving shelter to Syrian refugees.

But it turns out most Germans have resoundingly ignored their blame-game.

A survey found that 68% of Germans do not agree that Merkel’s stance on the refugee crisis was to blame for the Berlin attack.

Of those surveyed, 28% said they did hold Merkel’s policies responsible for the attack. Over 90% of those supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which blamed Merkel too.

Other figures such as the Dutch politician Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage blamed Merkel too. The overwhelmingly majority of Germans chose to ignore them.

The poll also showed that Merkel’s party continues to enjoy strong electoral support. Its survey of parties found:

CDU/CSU 38% (+2 from last week)

SPD 20% (-2)

AfD 12% (+1)

GRN 10%

LINKE 9%

FDP 5% (-1)

Funny how most Germans seem determined to ignore far-right screaming.

Maybe they’ve learnt from our example

  1. “Of those surveyed, 28% said they did hold Merkel’s policies responsible for the attack. Over 90% of those supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which blamed Merkel too.”

    I think you mean, over 90% of those who support the AfD held Merkel responsible? If 90% of those who hold Merkel responsible support the AfD, then the AfD would be on 25% in the polls, by definition.

  2. Its certainly the fascist far right in the UK whipping up racial hatred, led by the unsavoury Forage now aided and abetted by Trump.

  3. ‘Our example’!!?? Not the UK! The Germans have learnt from their own history, still in living memory for some. Their children learn about it in school and their media is far less biased. How many in the UK know about the british fascists before WW2?

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