Monday, September 18, 2006

Europe inches to the right

As I predicted, Europe has s-l-o-wly started creeping to the right, as two recent elections have shown.

In Sweden, the 12 year reign of the Leftist Social Democrats was ended as a center-right coalition assumed power under the Moderate Party and its leader Fredrik Reinfeldt. While the Moderates are hardly likely to dismantle Sweden's welfare state, a significant part of their appeal was based on unemployment and the restoration of law and order...both issues that reflect Swedish concerns with Muslim immigrants.

In Germany, the far right anti-foreigner National Democratic Party (NPD) won state elections in Angelea Merkel's home state The NPD gained 6 seats in in the 71-seat state parliament in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the expense of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Leftist Social Democrats (SPU).

Here's a quote from Udo Pastoers, a watchmaker who leads the NPD in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern: "Tourists are welcome, but we don't want asylum-seekers."

Will the trend continue, and will it morph into a nativist, hardline movement? Will the major European parties shift enough to the right to take an anti-jihad stance?

Stay tuned...


nazar said...

Yep, looks like people are starting to finally get fed up, and taking control of their own homes back. It's just too bad that so many of those hardline parties are hung up on things like abortion, and white supremacy, but I guess if they're the only ones willing to put the foot down, Europe is probably better off with them in the long run.

Freedom Fighter said...

I would much rather see the mainstream European parties grow a spine and address the problem..but it appears that hasn't happened thus far.