Right-wing extremists from those in the British National Party (BNP) to France’s National Front and the Danish People’s Party are profiting from concerns about the alleged increase on the part of asylum-seekers.Yet they are not’swamped with foreigners, according to the far-right claim that asylum seekers are being’swamped’, there’s a noticeable reduction in asylum requests throughout Europe.Le Pen is mightier than the sword, EU.Latest data from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has shown that asylum requests submitted by asylum seekers in UK and France declined by between 20% and 7% between January and March of this year, when compared to the previous 3 months in 2003.
The repercussions of Jean-Marie le Pen’s stunning victory in the initial phase in the French Presidential election is already being felt throughout the EU however the odds of any lessons learned are remote.Most members, including the ones that are known for their hateful stances towards foreigners and xenophobia, have been quick to proclaim that far-right extremists such as Le Pen could never succeed in their backyard.The European Commission, largely focused in its response to the Sunday’s vote, anticipates the same thing happening with France.Just as the three monkeys in the Sacred Stable, for the EU it appears to be an instance of ‘hear nothing evil, don’t see any evil, and do not speak of evil’.
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The traditional centrist parties as well as the Commission have too long been averse to the approach that FT analyst Quentin Peel terms “the dead head of consensus”, the National Front prefers a more clear approach and a willingness to participate in the kind of politics that is deemed unacceptable by society. society.And even though Jacques Chirac is undoubtedly right to steer clear of a TV confrontation with his former foe however, the more general
EU should not ignore the issue in blaming Le Pen’s victory on the flaws to implement the French electoral system.That “failure” isn’t the only reason behind the acclaim of other far-right leaders across the EU including Umberto Bossi Pim Fortuyn Pia Kjaersgaard Jorg Haider, and Filip Dewinter.All of these politicians employ unrepentantly populist strategies to communicate their message. The people who oppose them regard them as a bunch of thugs; their supporters particularly Europe’s growing population of pensioners, laud their seemingly simple solutions to problems like the immigration issue and also law and law and order.