The EU elite is facing more upsetting elections as countries continue to vote for populist parties.
The current make-up of the political groupings in the EU Parliament does not reflect what is happening in the nation states’ elections. The socialists and conservatives currently have the largest political groupings. Across the EU, we are seeing a seismic shift to the Right yet the EU ignores this and carries on with damaging policies which are being rejected by the voters.
On 4th March the Italians go to the polls. It is widely expected that the Europe of Nations and Freedom’s Lega Nord, together with the inimitable Silvio Berlusconi, will form a coalition government. The other runner is the left/green Five Star Movement which is doing well but, because they will not form a coalition with other parties, will fail to form a government.
This is good news. One, because my friend, the Lega’s brilliant Matteo Salvini, is likely to become prime minister and two, because it is the joining of the EU’s European People’s Party group with my group, the Europe of Nations and Freedom.
This is significant because this coalition completely sidesteps two other political groups in the European Parliament which sit between the ENF and EPP. The EPP is led by Merkel’s Germans.
In December 2017, the Austrians voted and a coalition was formed by – yes, again, the conservatives in the EPP group and my friends in the Freedom Party of Austria, the FPO, in the ENF group.
Next month also sees important elections in Hungary with Fidesz’s Viktor Orban polling at 60%. He is one of the current hate figures on the Right by the EU elite. Fidesz’s membership of Merkel’s EPP is hanging by a thread, they hold their noses to keep them in the group, otherwise Mutti will lose her group’s majority in the Parliament. Orban is hated because he has had the temerity to secure his borders and reject the EU’s migrant quotas.
And then there is Poland. The PiS party, elected a couple of years ago, has undertaken sweeping reforms which the EU elite dislike so much so that they have reported them for sanctions for implementing democratically elected policies. MEPs will be voting whether to allow the Parliament to invoke Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, effectively sanctioning a government for implementing policies they were elected to mandate. My group and I will be voting against this fascist act. They sit in the ECR group, along with the British Conservatives. It is an unhappy alliance.
Both the Polish and Hungarians, including the Czechs, are being fined for refusing to accept migrant quotas. These countries have no history of mass migration by alien cultures and fear for their cultures, identities, rule of law and way of life. Yet the EU insists in sanctioning them for going against the unworkable policies of the EU.
Then later this year the Swedes will go to the polls, with the great Swedish Democrats hopefully forming a coalition government, finally kicking out the ‘first feminist government’ (the one that presided over Swedish cities becoming the rape capital of the world).
And then there are the EU elections in 2019 which, I predict, will see record numbers of ‘populist’ parties elected to the EU.
At that point the EU may collapse. I do hope so.