The election of Donald Trump was a shock to the political elite in Europe, they backed Hillary Clinton to the hilt, when the result came, they were in shock, Donald Trump won enough electoral college votes to win.
The Trump Campaign was clever and positive, the
Clinton campaign was
negative and dire; Clinton herself was a liability.
I would like you to watch this video, the image of the
Clintons and their
Clinton Foundation has certainly taken a hit.
Basically, protestors are calling the
Clintons and the Foundation crooks!
The public image of the
is held in stark contrast with people who have had dealings with them, how do
you square up the situation of what happened in Haiti?
unpopular Nicola Sturgeon jumped on the Clinton
bandwagon and disgraced her position as First Minister by backing Clinton when she should
have stayed neutral. The result by the people of America was a slap right across her
face as the humiliation worked its way through. Instead of being gracious which
is frankly beyond someone as common as Nicola Sturgeon, she post defeat decided
to carry on her snide antics, the jolly fat man Alex Salmond on the other hand
also getting it wrong, decided to play ‘good cop’ to Sturgeon’s ‘bad cop’, the
sycophantic Salmond on his belly saying ‘let’s give Trump a chance’ was enough
to give the dry boak. Also in Scotland,
the Scottish Labour leader managed to do her image damage by not only
but by personally going to campaign for her.
Leaders in Europe also got their judgement wrong as the mood for change and the backlash against the political elite is spreading across
Europe, the rise of the right isn’t unexpected, it was
always going to happen. In Germany
and in Austria, the far
right is making real gains, and in France, perhaps we might see a
watershed moment in French politics. I think at present it is too early to tell
but French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has stormed into a shock lead over
her presidential rivals, the election it is said for her to lose.
One thing which is a shock is that former French President Sarkozy has been knocked out as a candidate for the election, this is very interesting; the rise of the far right is in part due to terror attacks. The terror attacks in
Paris and Nice has rocked a country known as
friendly and welcoming, the French are a world power sitting at the heart of Europe. The shock lead by Marine Le Pen is more credible
by the fact that this is part of a trend in France
with a series of surveys suggesting the Front National chief will lay waste to
all the conservative candidates in the first round of the race to become the
next leader of France.
As she is a Eurosceptic Ms Le Pen, has vowed to lead the country out of the EU, this looks like Brussels is in danger of the entire EU project collapsing, the political elite have overstepped the mark, they have made people angry and they want revenge and justice over the harm that has been done to them. The EU as we know it may be finished as an entity, the Dutch people have also expressed their interest in leaving, and as we know
leaving after a decisive vote.
The current lead by Marine Le Pen is aid to be in the region of between four and nine per cent higher than her rivals but it isn’t plain sailing, she still faces an uphill task to clinch the top job because of the nature of
voting system. In France,
candidates are required to win more than 50 per cent of the electorate over a
two-round process, if Le Pen crosses that hurdle, she is President.
She gets the keys to the
Palace and the political map of Europe changes dramatically as the sands start to shift.
America has moved, Austria is getting moblised, Germany is seeing a new kind of politics become mainstream, Italy, the Netherlands is in uproar about having their Brexit vote and even in Britain, there is a collapse of the vote for the ‘fake’ left, the staunch anti Brexit campaigners. Labour MP Owen Smith’s comment about ignoring the democratic will of the people is very telling indeed, it shows that in
Britain there is a fifth column
whose loyalty is not to the people.
I am not sure whether Marine Le Pen can at this point in time manage to create the sustained momentum need to carry her all the way to the
and to be the next President of
France, but she has to be considered more of a serious contender than she has
previously been. Elysee Palace
Finally, the shift to the right is so noticeable now that the Germans are clamping down on free speech, last night, I bumped into an Austrian in
who told me about this video.
The woman in the video is an American who stayed in
her video; the German Police wish to question her about her views. The content
of her video is pretty forceful and right in your face, but free speech it
appears is dying in Germany;
this will lead to a powder keg situation which will explode at some point. The trial of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands is another example of free speech being tested by law and it is possible that he and his party could end up the ruling party come the next election.
The EU wants an army, there is only one reason for this; it is to crush internal dissent in EU countries.
How long can it be before the backlash makes the mainstream press and
Europe is plunged into civil war?
Something to think about is it not?
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