Skip to comments.British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe
Posted on 05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are right wingers or far-right and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are anti-Europe.
Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the anti-European Union, anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party.
The results had an immediate impact across the political spectrum, hurting the Labour Party as well as the partners in the governing coalition, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. The outcome is likely to increase the pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to take an even harder line on reducing the powers of the European Union.
The local vote is expected to presage another strong showing for the Independence Party in elections for the European Parliament when those votes are counted late on Sunday. Some opinion polls showed the party with slightly more support than the other parties in the European voting, which took place on Thursday, the same day as the local balloting.
A larger trend is taking hold across Europe:
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This is sweet!
What passes for conservatives in Europe are usually not free-market individual freedom believers as is often the case in the US. They are usually ultra-nationalist, big government fascists.
feed the people Gruel 3 times a day and guess what
the establishment is beginning to crack in the EUSSR. good job UKIP.
Unfortunately there is a rock-solid critical mass of government-tit-sucklers in Europe, the UK... and sadly here too.
This rock-solid critical mass of “recipients” puts severe limits on any possible reforms.
I guess it depends on your definition of conservative. If you consider Christian nationalist, anti-EU, anti-Islam and anti-immigration (for third worlders) people conservative, then I guess they are conservative. These positions definitely appeal to many FReepers.
But on everything else they are as socialistic and big government as the pro-EU types.
If you think they’re dismayed now, wait till Farage gets his program going
“Christian nationalist, anti-EU, anti-Islam, anti-immigration”
It’s a start!
All the other stuff will fall in line with this
Europe gives us Hope! Let us pray it will lead the europeans to a new glory—a new wave of freedom and not follow a fascist path.
UKIP don’t fit that profile.
People spoke up in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s... but the vast majority were oblivious.
Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the anti-European Union, anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party. The results had an immediate impact across the political spectrum, hurting the Labour Party as well as the partners in the governing coalition, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
Well, you made some news over here at least...
“...made news over here..”
Hee,Hee,Hee, Tea Party on.... Boston Part 2. :)
Whatever. As long as they expel the Muslims, Europe can survive.
I'm really waiting to see the results of the EU elections tonight.
The term "right" is therefor almost meaningless.
UKIP is a Civic Nationalist party, that is sometimes perceived as a cultural nationalist party. For a real cultural nationalist party in the UK, I would suggest you see Liberty GB. Both are free market. The British Nationalist Party is an ethno-nationalist party, which is protectionists and socialist.
It’s all shaping up to be a backlash vote; the response of the pro-autocracy politicians will be to try to crush dissent. I don’t think they’ll succeed. I also don’t think the Euroskeptic ascendancy will continue for long.
Either they are for bigger government, or smaller government and individual liberty. Most European “conservatives” are for bigger government. They are medievalists, no matter what they call themselves. Even so-called socialists are actually medievalists, believing in some sort of feudalism.