Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Rise of the Far Right, Angela Merkel’s career is collapsing as opposition party AfD soars in Germany, in Holland, Geert Wilders is set to be the next leader of Holland, and in France, President Francois Hollande is speaking out against mass immigration, if you want change, you have to stand for public office, the message has sunk in now with European people

Dear All

The electorate is angry, you don’t have to look at things in the UK; you can get a sense of it further afield, so today, the post is on Germany and the Netherlands.

Politicians don’t want the public involved in decision making, the talk of how wonderful it is that a nation has become politically active as blurted out by Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is erroneous nonsense.

The political elite don’t want to be representatives of the people, they are the representatives of big business who have successful bought them off, not a whole party, you don’t have to go that far, just some of the key leaders.

A common complaint is that nothing ever changes, the poor become poorer the rich become richer, and the politicians don’t help but see themselves as ‘managers’ or overseers of the population. And they pay themselves a great of money, and when they leave public office, they walk into highly paid jobs which they aren’t trained in, educated in or have any relevant experience.

You know the phrase, the ‘old boys’ network’.

The Brexit campaign was a milestone in British politics, the people didn’t follow the advice of their leaders in government, they voted to leave the EU project, it was the right thing to do. Brexit wasn’t a destination however; it was just a way station on the road to further change. If the Remain and Leave leaders failed to deliver on immigration control, you will see the rise of new political parties in the UK. People will not settle for being fobbed off with anything less than full Brexit and full sovereignty restored.

Angela Merkel was without doubt one of the most powerful leaders in the history of Germany, she was surefooted, it seemed that nothing could affect her popularity or standing with the people.

The migrant crisis came which changed perception of her dramatically.

For every action there are consequences, for Merkel the world has turned and so has her standing, she is now experiencing election defeat to anti-immigration party, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD). The tide has turned against her, the people have turned against her and now even those in her own party recognise that she is a liability.

Merkel's party, the conservative CDU party was hammered into third place in an election in her home state on Sunday. This has prompted her own party and government ministers to say that she can 'no longer ignore views of the people'.

For Merkel, the situation has gone too far, she maybe under renewed pressure to U-turn on her 'open door' refugee policy, she maybe willing to admit mistakes, but the time for listening to her is gone!

Next year will be a milestone in European politics, national elections will be taking place, her opponents the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is growing strong; they took almost 21 per cent in its first bid for seats in the regional parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. AfD co-chief Beatrix von Storch hailed the shock outcome as 'the beginning of the end of the Merkel era', that is a fair assessment, the end of Merkel was sealed when she decided to rewrite policy not just for Germany but for the entire 28 EU Member States.

The Conservative CDU party is now facing up to the fact that they have a lame duck leader, and she will not step down and in return for her intransigence she will take down and fatally wound her own party’s chances.

If you think back to my earlier migrant posts, I said the actions of Merkel had created the biggest single crisis since the end of the Second World War, and guess what, the daily newspaper Die Welt has commented:

'Germany now has what has never existed since the end of the war: an extreme-right party'.  

Her key allies wrongly think that by demanding changes, this will avoid being decimated at the ballot box in next year's general election, its too late for that, already a tipping point has been reached.

Is Merkel going to start a deportation programme?

Is Merkel going to round up the migrants and put them in camps?

Is Merkel doing to do what is necessary, what she should have done in the first place?

There is an old saying in politics, when you become the story; it is time to leave office, Angela Merkel should not stand for public office for a fourth term.

In local elections in this country such as council, the issues tend to be fought out on local matters, the voter turn out also tends to be poor, in Germany the local elections also follow the same traits, there the issues tend to be decided on economic matters, this election was special, this one was fought solely on the chancellor's immigration programme.

No country can open its self up to uncontrolled immigration; it is dangerous, unethical and leads to breakdown of social cohesion. Germans aren’t employing the economic migrants, around 975,000 migrants are receiving benefits, and the German people have already made their decision on integration of these people.

The EU project run without regard to the people by an unaccountable and unelected self serving elite might be putting on a good show of bravado at present, but the reality is it is imploding.

Did you by chance catch the statement that the EU should close the borders between them and the UK by some insignificant wee guy in Luxembourg? Apparently the idea; is to teach us in the United Kingdom a lesson of where the power lies. This guy has the same problem that Merkel has, lives in a bubble, paid as part of the political elite and out of touch with the people.

Germans will take care of the Merkel problem; the EU Member States will probably have to see new political leaders emerge to take care of the EU problem, the main thurst of which will be entire reform with the removal of the concept that in future no Commission style setup which takes State sovereignty away will ever be tolerated again.

In Holland as in Germany, the people are angry, and when people get angry they look beyond current leaders to others to represent them. Political failure in Europe is the lynchpin of many problems which were all avoidable and could have been foreseen. Dutch leadership hopeful Geert Wilders is calling for a quick exit from the European Union because of Angela Merkel’s 'stupidity'.

Eventually as I stated many times on the blog, people come round to the George Laird view, and then it spreads, of course, I don’t have the same high profile as someone like Geert Wilders but usually I am right up there when it comes to being ahead of the curve.

Geert Wilders is an anti-immigration MP, who is leading all the polls to be the country’s next leader, if he gets in, it will be another country in Europe which has shifted to the right which I said was always going to happen.

Wilders said:

"We have a ‘political elite’ at the top not listening to them (people) and that is why parties like mine all over Europe are getting votes. We should not have to pay for the stupidity of Angela Merkel. She can invite anyone she wants but we did not invite them so they shouldn't be able to come here. We will decide ourselves who is welcome here."

All together now……… sovereignty!

Remember this word, it is going to be talked about an awful lot in the coming years as Europe is re-designed and the EU project either dies out or attempts to reverse engineer back towards an EEC Common Market.    

Geert Wilders has a party called the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), their manifesto is populist; in that they call for the complete de-Islamification of the Netherlands, to stop Muslim asylum-seekers from entering the Netherlands, shut down all Islamic schools and refugee centres and ban women from wearing headscarfs in public.


Most opinion polls in the run-up to parliamentary elections in March next year in Holland look incredibly good for the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), their possible success is no different that the AfD in Germany and the Identitarian Movement in Austria, they are finding their voice and they are finding their audience.

If the forecast are correct, the Dutch Freedom Party could take 35 seats in the 150-seat Dutch Parliament. This might be enough to unseat the ruling Liberal party. Geert Wilders also echos the Identitarian Movement in Austria when he says:

“The EU leaves us no freedom to determine our own immigration and asylum laws. That’s why leaving the EU is necessary.”

All together now……… sovereignty!

If the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) becomes the government of Holland, there is a manifesto commitment to voters the chance to vote in an EU referendum, and this time, unlike the UK, the government of Holland will be leading the Leave Campaign, and I think there is a strong chance of it as being successful as the UK campaign.

What future then for the EU and Europe?

The EU has to be dismantled, it has gone wrong, plainly what started out as a way of bring nations closer together has been ruined by the political elite, they thought they didn’t have to listen.

As to Europe, this will go on, individual state will regain sovereignty and start making their own decisions on areas which they previously were dictated to by Brussels.

You are witnessing the biggest political change in Europe since the Second World War, we will see the move to the right in politics, Islamic jihadi terrorists will fuel this mindset, and we will know who in the political class were responsible for bring death and destruction to our way of life.

It isn’t a safe time to be a politician in Europe, physically or indeed politically.

Finally, Europe is a great place to visit; some of my happiest memories were my holidays there in the past.

When is Europe so special?

I would say go find out yourself, experience the atmosphere, soak up the culture, then you will understand yourself.

Finally, I see that the French President Francois Hollande has now admitted 'France has a problem with Islam' and that he is now against mass immigration, you are seeing a different Europe emerge before your very eyes.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

1 comment:

Al C said...

So with their appearance, a potential Trump presidency, the Tories leading Brexit negotiations and the return of Tory constituencies in Scotland along the borders, I guess that this means the end of liberal left-leaning politics as we know them?

I mean, watching the American election, a lot of people are refusing to vote for the two main candidates because they hate them so much, and the media appears - if I'm not mistaken - impotent in the attempts it makes to put them off Trump.