View Full Version : Growing Support for 'New Look' European Right

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 10:44 AM

Almost all in their 40s, a new generation of extreme-right political leaders are taking root across a fortress-Europe hunkering down to foreigner-phobia, analysts say ... "The new-look far-right is more than just a protest movement," said Magali Balent of the Robert Schuman Foundation. "It's developed an ethnically-based discourse about European identity that's in phase with social problems." Far-right parties currently are in government in Italy and backing minority cabinets in Denmark and the Netherlands. They also sit in the parliaments of Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia and Sweden.


Gerhardt Maritz
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 01:44 PM
Traditional Conservatism needs a new modern and 'enlightened' face. This will make the concept not only more acceptable but it could even make it popular.
It is people like us that need to speak about it and highlight the importance thereof. We owe it to the future of our children. To be conservative does not automatically imply that you are racist. To be a nationalist does not automatically imply that you are 'anti immigrant'. These concepts needs to be explained better and once the true meanings are being understood the popularity of this school of thought will increase dramatically.