These days, Europe is not exactly the multicultural, quasi-socialist bastion that some Americans, both left and right, often imagine it to be.
Recent years have seen a rapid rise of European right-wing parties, many of which have won elections and taken power.
Even where they have not yet triumphed electorally, far-right parties have forced mainstream politicians like French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to echo their xenophobic and Euroskeptic rhetoric.
The Socialist Party are standing on a Fight the Cuts agenda. With local government and Assembly candidates in Belfast and Enniskillen they’re in competition with a whole clatter of small left wing parties. Paddy Meehan is their Sout... Read Post
The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the de... Read Post