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The New Rise of the Populist Right and Far Right in Europe.

I live in Europe. My grandfather is buried in Berlin. The results of the European Elections this week make me very sad and anxious. This post sums up the way right and far right wing parties have gained this week. The environmental attitudes of these groups is disturbing.

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The Euro Elections have finally happened and we know the news – UKIP has won in the UK.

UKIP is part of the rightist grouping in the European Parliament called Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group. Of course, as we know, UKIP MEPs don’t bother to do the work that MEPs are supposed to be doing at the European Parliament, and mostly just check in to get their salaries and expenses.

EFD mostly comprises UKIP and the Italian Northern League plus some others such as the Danish People’s Party and the Finns Party. All of these groups fall into the camp of Populist Right Wing Parties, though some of their policies stray into the territory of the Far Right, and obviously the distinction between them is fairly woolly. The Northern League has a particularly odd set of policies and positions, and is more of a coalition itself, which includes…

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2 comments on “The New Rise of the Populist Right and Far Right in Europe.

  1. Rambling Woods
    May 29, 2014

    Interesting read..

    Like

  2. lizard100
    June 2, 2014

    The elections have been quite an eye opener!

    Like

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