Your analysis deserves commendation. The surge of right-wing parties in countries like France and Italy is undeniable. The decline of socialist parties in Germany and the PVV's triumph in the Netherlands further attest to this shift.

However, at the European level, the narrative of a "right-wing revolt" seems premature. While Eurosceptic voices may have grown by five percent, reaching approximately thirty percent, pro-European socialists still command a formidable majority of seventy percent. Notably, Ursula von der Leyen's faction, the EPP, has even bolstered its ranks with thirteen additional seats, seemingly solidifying her path to a second term. This potential reign casts a shadow, as Mrs. von der Leyen announced last month that, if re-elected, she will implement stricter policies in the ‘war against disinformation,’ including preemptive censorship and ‘vaccines against the disinformation virus.’ These pronouncements suggest we are far from safe harbor.

The limited success of Eurosceptic parties on the European stage is quite remarkable, especially because it contradicts with recent national election wins. In my opinion, the root cause lies in low voter turnout. The labyrinthine nature of European elections, where one casts a ballot for a national party with an opaque European affiliation, undoubtedly contributes to this apathy. Furthermore, a pervasive sense of "euro-defeatism" discourages participation. Many citizens believe their vote doesn’t make a difference, leading them to stay at home. Had Eurosceptics mobilized with greater effort, the electoral landscape could have been dramatically reshaped.

As things stand, we live in a European Union that is veering dangerously close to a totalitarian ideal. What we need is strong opposition. But to realize that opposition, Eurosceptic citizens, especially the euro-defeatists, will need to participate too.


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Great points!

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The pendulum is indeed swinging to the right. For two years now I've been warning of this dangerous push towards extremism on both sides. Now, for example, even as Biden accuses Trump of being the face of "white supremacy" the Biden admin has lifted its ban on arming the Azov battalion in Ukraine, as we hurtle toward WWIII.

Fascism and the Rise of Christian Nationalism

"Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming round from the left." - Clint Eastwood


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Unfortunately, Starmer has no more intention of dealing with mass immigration - both legal and illegal - than Sunak. He publicly stated that the UK under his stewardship would not under any circumstances break from "international obligations under law" (I am paraphrasing). Open borders AND a generous welfare state: that's the nettle neither will grasp. Until that changes, things will get worse and worse, as that is the pull effect. And increasingly, the UK is just a stop-off point en route to Ireland, which is even more of a soft touch. A couple of years back, government minister was found to have issued a social media post in numerous exotic languages, advising as to what benefits would be available when they arrived illegally and simply applied as an applicant for International Protection.


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No way around it: if the moderate political leaders in the free world cannot speak persuasively and then LEGISLATE APPROPRIATELY about the problem of out of control immigration then the reins of control will be turned over to extremists on the left and the right, and with that things could get ugly quickly.

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The silently majority is starting to speak, but we must not be pushed to the extreme right , centre right is the place to be , and the politician that can articulate that best should win out , its not Rishi ,definitely not Macron in France , but maybe Suella or Kemi in the uk , in the US there is no one except Nikki Haley and she is out already

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