This is a recommended read by Gavin Rae, published in Social Europe. He argues that although attacks on Poles have a particular context in Britain, they follow a wider international pattern of nationalism, claiming that economic stagnation and rising social inequality and exclusion are fueling the rise of nationalism, xenophobia and the far right.
Personally, I’m beginning to think that this move to the far-right has been precipitated by the inflexible policies of Angela Merkel‘s government, both in terms of economic austerity and open borders. Even in Germany, voters are strongly rebelling against Merkel’s policies.
With national elections in France and Germany next year, there is likely to be a push for change and a new order, otherwise the EU is doomed with dire consequences. The Brexit must be considered against either a changing or doomed Europe too.