Poland turns right – A conservative enigma | The Economist

Location map: Poland (dark green) / European U...

Location map: Poland (dark green) / European Union (light green) / Europe (dark grey); inspired by and consistent with general country locator maps by User:Vardion, et al (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Economist speculates that as the right savours victory Poland, people wonder how far it will go.

Source: A conservative enigma | The Economist

This is an insightful article from the Economist that draws comparison with the rightward shift in Hungary.

With national elections looming for France and Germany, plus the Brexit referendum for the UK, one wonders if we’re seeing further polarization in Europe’s politics. Historically, the EU and the Eurozone’s power base has been the center of the political spectrum  which is losing sway, so will we see more focus on national interest?


One response

  1. None of this rightward drift that Dr Alf is commenting on should be a surprise to anyone.

    The effects of mass migration into Europe on the present scale is unprecedented and should never have been permitted for obvious reasons of lack of finance, jobs, housing and infrastructure.

    EU spokespersons, and people like Angela Merkel, and the media telling us that Governments should “do more” because the crisis has to be “managed” and will continue, have it exactly wrong.

    It is not our problem and we have a right to preserve our heritage, customs and way of life, which is rooted deeply in Judeo-Christian ethics.

    Our ancestors fought and died to preserve that heritage, including the time when invading Turks were held back at the gates of Vienna in 1683, and the Battle of Milvian Bridge in what is now Hungary, when the Roman Emperor, Constantine, held back a million strong invading army with a force a fraction of that size.

    Our leaders need to regain control of our borders as Tony Abbott managed to do in Australia and say very loudly and clearly “not one more”.

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