she didnt chase britain out. britain has had an exceptional position in the EU for a long time, contributing only about 5 billion on average each year. for the last couple years, they have been charged closer to 10 billion a year which is what they actually should have been paying all along. and they immediately leave because they only wanted to profit instead of paying their fair share. so, good riddance.
merkel was faced with 2 options: do the right humanitarian thing, or take the easy road. had germany kept its borders closed, and other western european countries like france, the netherlands, scandinavian countries, had done the same, then greece and spain and italy would have had much larger issues right now. and then we arent even thinking about how bad the humanitarian situation in camps in countries like turkey would be if we werent paying them off.
merkel is not in favor of open borders. she has now seen to it that the EU will have a continent wide single border agency. instead of taking the easy way out, she has done the right thing and taken important steps to providing long term solutions to this issue.
indeed, it seems these actions have caused the fascists to come out of their hidey holes and state openly what they believe in. i also think that is a good thing.