- Merkel Coalition on Brink of Collapse Over Migrants
by David Crossland, Berlin, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/
Angela Merkel’s coalition government slid deeper into crisis last night as her interior minister offered to resign, dismissing the EU migrant deal reached last week and accusing her of making “zero” concessions in their dispute.
Horst Seehofer, who also heads the Christian Social Union (CSU), a junior partner in her three-way coalition, told a meeting of party leaders in Munich that the deal would lead to more migration rather than less, and that he could not accept it.
He said he was ready to quit as minister and CSU chairman after some party members criticised his hard stance, sources said. But others tried to dissuade him and it was unclear after nine hours of talks which way he would go. In a dramatic night that…