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Offline BlufPurdi

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #200 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 05:38:03 pm »

Sad days when you're really rooting for a christian democrat to win and uphold tolerant and compassionate values.
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Offline Kimbo

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #201 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 06:37:25 pm »
Doesn't she want to ban the burqa? I sometimes wonder where on the left/right scale we would place foreign politicians. I remember left/centre-left people genuinely being FANS of Hillary Clinton, when she would clearly be a centre-right/right wing politician here, the same people would hate her.

Offline Foluwashola

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #202 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 07:09:43 pm »
Lesser of two evils thing innit. Everyone knew that Hillary was a troubled right-wing creep by our standards.

Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #203 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:17:16 pm »
Hillary Clinton a right-wing politician, f***ing hell. :lol:

Offline Kimbo

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #204 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:26:13 pm »
Hillary Clinton a right-wing politician, f***ing hell. :lol:

She would be a Tory here.

Offline Klaus

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #205 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:31:44 pm »
Hillary Clinton a right-wing politician, f***ing hell. :lol:

She would be a Tory here.

Aye :lol:

Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #206 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:39:02 pm »
And Corbyn's a downright fascist if you hold him up against Lenin. It's not a particularly useful metric.

Offline Kimbo

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #207 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:44:14 pm »
Eh? I was just speculating about where people like Merkel and Clinton would fit on our own spectrum.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #208 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:44:31 pm »
I think that's the point that was originally being made deuce :thup:

Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #209 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 08:53:16 pm »
I don't necessarily think that's true either, though. Regardless, the American and British political spectrums rest on completely different planes and hinge on different issues, it's pretty hard to compare them.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #210 on: Sunday 14 May 2017, 10:45:47 pm »
I don't necessarily think that's true either, though. Regardless, the American and British political spectrums rest on completely different planes and hinge on different issues, it's pretty hard to compare them.

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Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #211 on: Monday 29 May 2017, 08:18:46 pm »
Macron not pulling punches in his joint speech with Putin; Martin Schulz publicly standing up for Merkel today.

Brexit/Trump may be net positives for EU solidarity.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #212 on: Monday 29 May 2017, 08:25:32 pm »
There's no May Be about it applying to France and Germany and all those countries that depend on them/the EU.. further than that, I wouldn't like to guess

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #213 on: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 12:41:07 am »
Germans always thought we were a stick in the mud, suspect the French thought the same. We were a nice little earner for them though which kept it sort of subdued.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #214 on: Sunday 11 June 2017, 09:15:07 pm »
Macron's party set for landslide in parliamentary elections.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #215 on: Sunday 11 June 2017, 09:24:04 pm »
Macron's party set for landslide in parliamentary elections.

:lol:  Heard that before.

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #216 on: Sunday 11 June 2017, 09:24:25 pm »
Macron's party set for landslide in parliamentary elections.

:lol:  Heard that before.

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Offline BlufPurdi

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #217 on: Wednesday 20 September 2017, 01:24:40 pm »
I guess some of this should fall under European Elections, if not quite far right.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/catalonia-referendum-government-suspended-de-facto-independence-spain-madrid-government-raid-a7957046.html

Spain doing the EU's image no favours with its approach to separation movements. 

No idea what I'm doing here, I should be moving house. :whistle:
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

Offline Skeletor

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #218 on: Wednesday 20 September 2017, 05:17:22 pm »
Spain taking the Azerbaijan approach to dissent and opposition then.
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Offline Skeletor

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #219 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:22:47 pm »
AfD make gains in German elections and will enter into parliament for the first time.
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Offline Klaus

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #220 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:24:41 pm »
At the AFD far right? Don't know much about them tbh

Offline Skeletor

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #221 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:26:33 pm »
At the AFD far right? Don't know much about them tbh

Yes they're the far right party. The Britain First, Front Nationale or Donald Trump of Germany.



AfD wins battle for eastern German men

Look at this snapshot of analysis by public broadcaster ZDF: it shows that the right-wing nationalist AfD was the preferred party for men in the former East Germany. Some 27% of men in eastern Germany backed AfD - three points ahead of the CDU and well ahead of the other parties.
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Offline Disco

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #222 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:27:08 pm »
They're UKIP but more overt about murdering migrants IIRC.

Offline Skeletor

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #223 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:29:30 pm »
Merkel's 33% of the vote is the worst performance of her four election victories.
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Offline Klaus

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Re: European Elections and the Rise of the (far) Right
« Reply #224 on: Sunday 24 September 2017, 06:30:23 pm »
Gotta the Jormans like, making the West seem moderate