Let’s stop buying the fiction of Europe’s far right populists.
From the banners Polish nationalist demonstrators held up at a 60,000-strong march this weekend, it would be easy to think Poland was overwhelmed with failed multiculturalism. Slogans included “Pure Poland, white Poland” and “Refugees get out”. Others held fascist symbols and demanded an “Islamic holocaust”.
While Britain’s usual right-wing populists kept schtum about the march – which took place the same weekend as Remembrance Sunday and the mourning of soldiers who died in a war against, er, fascists – English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson was there, and …read more
Source: New Statesman