Anti-immigrant and Europhobic ? far right parties ride populist wave | Politics | The Guardian
Anti-immigrant and Europhobic – far right parties ride populist wave
Interesting article by Ian Traynor re the potential gains for the extreme parties on the left and right across Europe due to the perfect storm of the economic crash added to a low turnout on polling day. There are some scary dudes out there.. none more so than this bunch from Hungary Jobbik.com - The Movement For A Better Hungary
I know similar claims are made at each euro election and at this stage the accusation that the "elites" (copyright of futuretaoiseach) are crying wolf yet again in order to stir up some interest. This time I fear they may have a point.
He also mentions a new caucus in the parliament being lead by the British Conservatives called funnily enough the European Conservatives.
The caucus will be to the right of the Christian Democrats.. will this as opposed to the ELDR, become the natural home for Fianna Fail?
In another Guardian article Henry McDonald is stating that Ireland is moving in the other direction:
Ireland set to say yes to Europe as change is in the air | World news | The Guardian