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 Lefties losing power in Europe

15.06.19. The mad swing of left ideology that swept Europe of latter years seems to have had its run. The French Marine Le Pen has gathered like-minded groups together calling itself the Identity and Democracy (ID) group. This new alliance brings together Le Pen’s National Rally, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party and Germany’s Alternative for Germany (AfD) plus nationalists from Austria, Finland and Denmark, among others. Let’s see how Emmanuel Macron deals with this?
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France’s Marine Le Pen unveiled a new far-right group in the European Parliament on Thursday, uniting eurosceptics from across the continent who aim to devolve power from Brussels back to capitals.
Source: Reuters

France’s Le Pen unveils new far-right European Parliament group

“We have changed the political chessboard of the European Union,” Le Pen said of ID, which will hold 73 of 751 seats and is the fifth-largest grouping in the newly elected Parliament, just behind the Greens.
It replaces the Europe of Nations and Freedom group, which held 36 seats in the last EU legislature.
While parties committed to strengthening the EU won two-thirds of seats in last month’s Europe-wide election, nationalist leaders hailed their strong gains as a vindication.
“We are still a minority but we are a larger minority than ever before,” Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho told reporters in Brussels.
The parties have bridged differences to unite around the broad goals of returning power to EU member states, curbing immigration and preventing the spread of Islam in Europe.
Joerg Meuthen, co-leader of AfD, summed up the alliance’s aims as: “No to more competencies to the EU, no to further harmonization, no to the undermining of the nation state.”
But different social and economic policies, including budgetary discipline, means they may struggle to put forward a coherent policy agenda.
With Britain’s Brexit party and other eurosceptic parties scattered across different political groups in the EU assembly, ID will also lack enough seats to block or hold up legislation.
Salvini’s foreign affairs advisor Marco Zanni, whose League party is one of the three biggest in the Parliament, said they were courting other parties like Spain’s Vox to join.
“The message to all of those parties who have a radically different view of Europe, if we can work together … that would benefit all of us,” Zanni said.

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  • TommyGun 15/06/2019, 4:53 am

    Best bloody news I’ve heard for a long time.
    One might hope that, with the raving loony Merkel soon to be following Teresa May into political oblivion, and the Wonder Boy Macaroon looking shaky, at last the Right may be regaining some ground.
    If only Nigel Farage could win through to be PM of Britain, things would really look rosy.

  • Thunder 15/06/2019, 6:09 am

    No TG. Merkel have just been given The Drunkards old job as “President of the EU”

    Lifelong Communist Merkel just won’t give up until someone tops her.

    And of course she has NOT been elected……..just appointed like all the other Shonkies in the EU trough.

  • Aktosplatz 15/06/2019, 9:48 am

    Marine Le Pen has done the hard yards, I hope she is successful, and topples that weasel, Micron

  • Eliza 15/06/2019, 10:21 am

    Nigel Farage is not all he is cracked up to be. Check his history re the mussies, but having said that he loves his country and has fought an incredible fight to leave the EU.

  • nev 15/06/2019, 10:42 am

    In my opinion the only real way forward is for more Brexits. The quickest way to get the bureaucratic EU tentacles off their necks is to leave. It’s not hard Cameron and May only made it look that way.
    Euro trade options won’t disappear, in fact private enterprise will flourish once free of the socialist yoke of the union.
    The whole of Europe has watched with envy as little Switzerland free of Euro shackle’s, trade freely and punch far beyond its weight to the point it is the EU’s third largest trading partner after the Us and China.
    Due to Its integrated rail system it also controls most if not all European heavy rail traffic.
    As a member of the European Free Trade Association but, unlike other EFTA members such as Norway, it is not a member of the European Economic Area and has complete freedom to trade where it likes from within the security of its sovereign boarders.

  • Graham 15/06/2019, 2:31 pm

    I am waiting for Boris to become PM and live up to his promise to take Britain out of the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.

    If it happens there will be a lot of sphincters twitching in Brussels.

    • Graham Richards 15/06/2019, 6:27 pm

      I think most of the sphincters will be out of control!
      In other words that’s when the shit hits the fan!
      It’ll be joyful to watch as the whole EU falls in a heap together with the UN/Globalist attempt at a New World Order/ Government!

      It should also be a “heads up”” to our ALP countrymen to realise they’re
      backing the wrong horse. (As usual).

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