Douglas Murray is the author of the excellent NR article “Exit Britain?” and an associate editor of the Spectator (UK). In the NR article on Brexit Murray comments on Europe’s current immigration crisis:
A migrant flow had persisted across the Mediterranean for years, but it now became a flood. By the German government’s own private figures, in 2015 alone around 1.5 million migrants, in addition to those visiting workers who had already been expected, entered Germany. That is around 2 percent of the German population. Similar numbers entered Sweden and other countries. Experts expect a similar flow this year, and the summer rush has already begun. In anticipation, Merkel arranged billions of dollars in bribes from the EU to the Turkish government to stem the flow through Turkish territory. Along with the European Commission, she also agreed that, to keep out several million refugees this year, the EU would award visa-free travel inside the EU to Turkish citizens, who number 75 million.
Murray is also a senior fellow of the Gatestone Institute. His writings for Gatestone are compiled here. His excellent commentary for Gatestone now includes video. In the video below (about six minutes, also posted here), Murray looks at Europe’s immigration crisis and asks a question I haven’t heard asked before: “If you have jobs in Germany that need filling, why on earth wouldn’t you fill them with the young people from Italy, Greece, Portugal and other European countries, who are unemployed at the moment?”