Quote:An irate politician in Bavaria has sent a bus packed with 31 migrants on a seven-hour journey to Angela Merkel's office in Berlin after warning the German leader: 'We can't manage'. The refugees were put on a coach in Landshut, the southeastern town of Bavarian governor Peter Dreier, and transported 340 miles to the German capital. Dreier appeared to be acting on a threat he made to Merkel last year. Critical of her stance that Germany can cope with the influx of migrants, he is said to have issued a warning to the chancellor in a phone call in October. And in an apparent victory for the Bavarian governor, the refugee will be allowed to stay in Berlin and not in Bavaria - at least for tonight. But while the media and police stood around the bus, Berlin city officials inside were seen negotiating with the Bavarians, as Syrians looked on with worried faces, glancing nervously at the TV cameras outside. After two hours, Dreier said he had agreed to personally pay for the refugees' first night in a Berlin hotel, stressing that the bus had also been laid on by 'a private person', not with taxpayers money.
Dreier said 'there is no end in sight to the wave of refugees, and our country's ability to house them in a dignified way is deteriorating rapidly. And I don't see new apartments being built for the immigrants.' He said his district had 66 migrant facilities, and around 70 more refugees were coming every week. Although the 31 Syrians had official asylum status and were now free to look for a home anywhere in Germany, he said he had been keeping them in shelters so they would not end up homeless. The refugees themselves reportedly had no idea they were being used as part of a protest against Merkel's policy, and merely thought they were being given an opportunity to visit relatives in Berlin, according to German news channel n-tv and Zeit newspaper's online edition. Landshut spokesman Elmar Stoettner told The Associated Press that all 31 refugees on the bus had been granted asylum in Germany and volunteered to participate in the bus trip. The spokesman added that the ones without family in the German capital will probably 'go back to Bavaria if in Berlin they say that they don't want them.'
Maybe they can stay at her place?