Refugee crisis – an interesting take on Germany v UK stance. #WordNews #RefugeeCrisis #PoliticalNews

The two relevant points (leaving aside moral ones) are that:

  1. the UK’s population is rising fast, whereas Germany’s is falling fast;
  2. the dependency ratio (the proportion of expensive older people in the population relative to able-bodied, tax-generating workers) is rising much quicker in Germany than in the UK.