“As I meander along the narrow canals, dwarfed by historic warehouses built on timber piles, I wonder whether there will be such handsome plaques donated by Syrians, Eritreans and Afghanis rescued from the Mediterranean, dedicated to Angela Merkel who, unsupported by most other European leaders, has made some attempt to provide home and shelter for today’s ‘boat people’.”

Follow Eithne Nightingale as she wanders through Hamburg. Continue reading