May 29, 2014

Europe's Tea Party Rising?

Will Marshall, The Hill

The Associated Press

The National Front and UKIP are more accurately described as nationalist and populist parties. They bemoan the surrender of national sovereignty to Brussels and the EU's open borders policy, which has flooded them with migrant workers from the less prosperous east and south of Europe. They are anything but free-market conservatives, viewing globalization and trade as threats not only to job security but also to traditional cultural mores and identities. The National Front took many voters from the left, winning 43 percent of the blue-collar vote and 37 percent of unemployed voters.

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TAGGED: Nigel Farage, UKIP, National Front, Marine Le Pen, France, Tea Party, European Union, Europe

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