Friday, January 01, 2016


...and so is the country I am happy to call my home.

“I am convinced that, handled properly, today’s great task presented by the influx and the integration of so many people is an opportunity for tomorrow,” said Angela Merkel in her New Year's address, adding that “countries have always benefited from successful immigration, both economically and socially.”

Waking to discover Munich topping the BBC Radio 4 news agenda was sobering. That no attack on the city's railway stations took place is something to be most thankful for. That we live in troubled times, however, is an awareness we cannot escape.

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