Success Far Right Politics Stereotype

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Far-right politics. (stereotype).

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posted by Neil Moralee alias Neil. Moralee on Friday 17th of March 2017 06:34:26 PM

Since the 1980s, the term has mainly been used to describe those who express the wish to preserve what they perceive to be British culture, and those who campaign against the presence of non-indigenous ethnic minorities and what they perceive to be an excessive number of asylum seekers. East London has been the bedrock of far-right support in the UK since the 1930s, whereas BNP success in the north of England is a newer phenomenon. The only other part of the country to provide any significant level of support for such views is the West Midlands. At the 2010 General Election, the BNP fielded 338 candidates across England, Scotland and Wales and won 563,743 votes (1.9% of total) but no seats. Nick Griffin subsequently said he would resign as BNP leader in 2013, and was eventually expelled from the party 2014 as the BNP fell into obscurity. The National Front fielded 17 candidates at the 2010 Election and received 10,784 votes. when mainstream politicians defuse fears of a far-Right rise by refusing to dignify them with serious engagement, making a point of relegating the rabble-rousing tendencies to where they belong, if they must belong anywhere: the fringes of political life. Over the last 70 years these methods have been sufficient to ensure that the political centre holds, but all across Europe there are now an increasing number of reasons to fear that that is no longer the case. The toxic combination of the most prolonged period of economic stagnation and the worst refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War has seen the far-Right surging across the continent, from Athens to Amsterdam and many points in between. ------------------------------------------- Think on ! Candid shot, London, UK

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