Populist Right-wing Conservatism Explodes Across Europe in Response to Migrant Crisis


The following originally appeared in the UK Express:

Far-right parties are on the march across Europe as the unprecedented migrant crisis gripping the continent fuels a surge in support for nationalist movements.

This shocking map shows how anti-immigration campaigners have enjoyed huge gains in this year’s elections, whilst thousands have taken to the streets to protest against the overwhelming influx of migrants and refugees.

A map of countries where the far-right have made gains

From Greece to Germany and Switzerland to Sweden, far-right protestors and parties have stormed the mainstream of European politics as voters rebel against years of predominantly socialist rule.

In France Marine Le Pen’s controversial Front National came within a whisker of winning control over swathes of the country, whilst the traditionally liberal societies of Scandinavia turned their backs on moderates amid unprecedented migratory pressure.

As 2015 draws to a close, Express.co.uk has taken a look at the worrying shift towards the far-right and the inept responses of mainstream politicians which could see the continent once more gripped by fear and intolerance.

Read the rest – including descriptions and photos of the rise of populist parties in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland – here.

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