Green Party mayor of Hanover, Belit Onay, shows his true colours after only a short term in office and gets clear opposition – even in his close circle. His treatment of the homeless, the weakest members of society, can only be described as cynical.The criticism was triggered by an explosive remark he made in a conference attended by several mayors and Ms Merkel: “We have room”. In doing so, Onay had offensively expressed his willingness to accept further “additional” refugees from Greek camps in Hanover, who, by the way, arrived promptly by plane yesterday.This alone would not be reason for criticism by the Social Democrats, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Liberal Democrats if their representatives did not recognise a blatant contradiction towards 17 homeless people. Only last week, the city authorities had evicted them from the ” Naturfreundehaus” at his instigation, even though they had been looked after by social education workers with demonstrable success in order to make room for refugees. The people kicked out are now dependent on the few emergency shelters in the city. During the day they have to go out onto the streets in the cold and bad weather, at night they have to sleep in noisy and unsafe multi-bed rooms.This cold-hearted expulsion has caused a stir, particularly among social organisations, as the municipality seems to have had to terminate an apparently successful project for the resocialisation of homeless people head over heels and without need. Many of the people accommodated there had found their own homes in the meantime, some even a job. But the real scandal is that the municipality treats local homeless people and foreign refugees unequally.The cold-heartedness of this ruling frightened a lot of people. But it gives an idea of what Germany is facing in the future.