Hmm, I wonder….

Traffic jams up to 30 miles long built up on roads between Hungary and Austria yesterday as police stepped up searches to stop gangs of people smugglers trafficking migrants through Europe.

And in chaotic scenes at a Budapest railway station, thousands boarded trains bound for Vienna and Munich with chants including: ‘Germany! Germany!’

The town I’m in, Usti nad Labem, is on the main line Budapest, Prague, Berlin. An idle wonder really, wonder if those trains are full? Could well not be, as it would be the long way around. And there’s no Prague: Munich link (it’s a bus) so, maybe not I guess.

4 thoughts on “Hmm, I wonder….”

  1. I’d hazard a guess that migrants are heading for economically prosperous Bavaria, rather than the still poorer ex-DDR. Existing migrant networks matter too: one sees very few brown faces in the East.

  2. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Moreover they probably aren’t so welcome in Saxony as they would be in “liberal” Munich.

    Not sure that the CSU see this “flood” with such equanimity.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke no Longer in Austria – “Not sure that the CSU see this “flood” with such equanimity.”

    That’s raaaaacist!

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