(1) David Cutts, Thomas Raines, and Matthew Goodwin. “What Do Europeans Think About Muslim Immigration?,” Chatham House, 7 February 2017.Uh oh.
(2) Samuel Osborne, “Most Europeans want Immigration Ban from Muslim-Majority Countries, Poll Reveals,” Independent, 8 February 2017.
It’s almost like the evidence is rapidly accumulating that the public is increasingly and strongly against mass immigration, on multiple levels, whether it’s open borders immigration within the EU, Third World mass immigration, or mass immigration of a certain religious group.
So why is it that the mainstream left and conservative parties in Europe have utter contempt for public opinion?
If the populist right sweeps into power in Europe by 2020, could it be that this issue might have something to do with it?
Could it be that the only Left that will ever win again in a serious way will have to accept severe immigration restriction? Or is that too much like common sense?
If Europe had politicians and parties who offered people the option of immigration restriction, political and economic independence from the EU, and an old-fashioned, European-style full employment, protectionist economics, such politicians would probably be sweeping into power all over Europe.
As it stands, the only parties in Europe that capture enough of this program (but often minus the leftist economics) are the Conservative Populists, e.g., UKIP, the National Front in France, the Sweden Democrats, Alternative for Germany (AfD), and Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in the Netherlands.
In fact, in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party may actually be the most popular party in the coming election on 15 March (see here and here).
In France, Marine Le Pen is stealing the Left’s economic program and attacking globalisation and urging protectionism:
Since immigration restriction is actually a long-standing Old Left policy, we have reached an astonishing state of affairs in the West when the National Front is presenting a more plausible old Social Democratic or Old Left program than modern French socialists.
A final – and troubling – issue here is that there really are profoundly serious social and cultural problems in Europe with mass Muslim immigration.
But of course the Left won’t talk about it. The Left actively attempts to hide the truth and demonise and slander anybody willing to talk straightforwardly and honestly about it.
The reason why the populist right and even (unfortunately) the far right in Europe is gaining such popularity is that they are, pretty much, the only people willing to talk about the disaster happening in countries like, say, Sweden:
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