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It's not just the Labour Party the Left is in meltdown all over Europe
The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2011

Posted on 05/12/2011 4:53:06 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

...The same picture emerges wherever you look. In the European election in June, 2009, the Left took a hammering. In Germany, the Social Democrats polled just 20 per cent of the vote, their worst result since the Second World War. In France, the Socialist Party only mustered 16.5 per cent, its lowest share of the vote in a European election since 1994. In Italy, the Democrats polled 26.1 per cent, seven percentage points less than they received at the last Italian election. As David Miliband pointed out in a recent lecture: “Left parties are losing elections more comprehensively than ever before. They are fragmenting at just the time the Right is uniting. I don’t believe this is some kind of accident.”

...What’s going on?

The obvious answer is immigration. The educated liberal elites who control most Left-wing parties are pro-immigration. Not only do they believe in its economic benefits, they believe in the virtue of diversity as an end itself. The traditional European working classes, by contrast, are suspicious of immigrants and worry about them taking their jobs or – worse – taking money out of a welfare pot they haven’t contributed to. These tensions were containable when the majority of immigrants were from the developed world, but have been brought into sharp relief with the increase in immigration from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America – asylum seekers as opposed to economic migrants. In Sweden, for instance, the proportion of immigrants from less developed countries increased from 13 per cent to 36 per cent between 1980 and 2000. Of the one million immigrants who’ve entered Sweden since 1990, three quarters of them aren’t in full-time employment. These are the welfare free-riders that the Right-wing Sweden Democrats drew attention to in their 2010 election campaign

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: europe; invasion; tribes

1 posted on 05/12/2011 4:53:10 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

People are waking up all over the developed world.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 4:59:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Altura Ct.

Thank God. But, it may be too late unless they start expelling the Muslims.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 5:02:24 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Altura Ct.

There’s hardly any difference between these “right wing” parties and the left wing ones. Did Merkel, Cameron or Sarozky do anything to stop muslim immigration into their countries?


4 posted on 05/12/2011 5:06:03 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: Silver Sabre
There’s hardly any difference between these “right wing” parties and the left wing ones.

That may be the case, but Europe is moving in the right direction.

5 posted on 05/12/2011 5:41:18 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Altura Ct.

This was written by a left-winger, bemoaning the defeat of left-wing politics. At the end of his article, he begs the world (certainly not God) for an intellectual colossus, one who can properly articulate the left-wing message. The problem as he sees it, is that the message is simply being lost, because the messenger is inadequate to the task. It never seems to occur to him that maybe, just maybe, the problem is the actual left-wing policies. Utter stupidity.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 5:47:01 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: jim35

Weary taxpayers realize now that electing leftist parties means more expensive utopian social programs that do nothing except bankrupt the country.

The message isn’t being lost at all - on the contrary, voters are willingly running from it in horror!


7 posted on 05/12/2011 6:00:58 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: jim35
The ‘intellectual colossus’ is currently all tied up trying to formulate a way to sell global warming, carbon taxes and higher energy prices.
8 posted on 05/12/2011 6:01:33 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: JPG
Kinda wished we had a “ real contender” Obama would be so easy to beat.
9 posted on 05/12/2011 6:11:02 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: WashingtonSource
But, it may be too late unless they start expelling the Muslims.

It's never too late. If we can't expel them there are always other, more permanent, ways to deal with them.

10 posted on 05/12/2011 6:23:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Trump is fearless, and if he announces, he's going to fight a fight we've never seen, and will win.)
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To: Silver Sabre

The european “right wing” is still left of our left wing. The only reason they are called right wing is because they think they are xenophobic which is falsely attributed to right wing. There is a huge difference between xenophobia and rationality


11 posted on 05/12/2011 8:30:19 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: jim35

He’s wrong. The message hasn’t been lost. It has simply gone stale. Fewer and fewer people are willing to buy it any more.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 8:33:51 PM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; unkus; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Hopefully. However, the voters need to understand the left is the enemy and the they need to permanently vote against them.

The other factor is the right needs to understand they must stay vigilant, and always stay on the offensive.


13 posted on 05/13/2011 3:11:47 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

.....left is the enemy and the they need to >>permanently<< vote against them.


Perfectly said, GOPsterinMA. “Permanently” is the key.


14 posted on 05/13/2011 6:32:40 AM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Thank you, my FRiend!

The whole “checkers and chess” thing - STRATEGY!


15 posted on 05/13/2011 7:29:38 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; GeronL; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

If the UK had another election right now Labour would win since most of the Liberal Democrat vote has migrated to them because of the massive unpopularity of the coalition with their base voters.


16 posted on 05/13/2011 7:17:03 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Are Labour the Brit version of Republican?


17 posted on 05/13/2011 7:21:03 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

No, they’re socialists. Tony Blair moved them a little to the right in order to win. Liberal Democrats are also a left party. Last election the Conservative Party (lead by a “CINO”) won but they didn’t have a majority so they formed a coalition with the Lib Dems. Lib dem voters aren’t happy with it.


18 posted on 05/13/2011 7:52:34 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Ah...ok...thank you for the explanation. So, the Brits have an uber-leftist party, a leftist party and a centrist (RINO) party, right?


19 posted on 05/13/2011 8:04:37 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

The Lib Dems are kinda weird. They are to left of Labour on the war on terror and Iraq (cause Tony Blair was for it) but they are a little to Labour’s right on some other issues. Historically the old Liberal Party used to be classical liberal (Churchill was a member once before they got too bad) but like our democrats they turned into party of the left. In the past they were more center-left while Labour was full-tilt socialist but since Blair’s “New Labour” moved to the right and they themselves moved more to the left they aren’t very different.

Labour is the party of the unions (hence their name) and college leftys prefer the Lib Dems.

There are still real Conservatives in the Conservative party but there are tons of CINOs too like the new Prime Minister Dave Cameron and even worse the Obama-loving Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Google Boris, his hair puts the Donald’s to shame.


20 posted on 05/13/2011 8:20:46 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Wow, more analysis! Thank you, Impy.


21 posted on 05/13/2011 8:36:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Impy

Do the polls really show that a majority of Lib Dem members now support labour? I find that very hard to believe.


22 posted on 05/14/2011 6:55:46 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

The 2010 election results were

CON 36
LAB 29
LIB 23

The last 3 polls

CON 38
LAB 40
LIB 9

CON 38
LAB 42
LIB 8

CON 37
LAB 39
LIB 11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_next_United_Kingdom_general_election

They lost seats in the recent local elections to both other parties especially Labour (they lost about 750 local councilors in total) and they did piss poor in the Scottish election losing every district they had (they still have seats cause they use the mixed member system) and fell to 4th place behind DJ’s distant cousin’s Tories. (you may have heard DJ, she’s stepping down as Leader).

The last time they got under 10% in a Westminster election was 1970 (as the Liberal Party more than a decade before the alliance with with the brakeaway faction of Labour). They won 6 seats that year.

If the election were held today they’d be decimated.


23 posted on 05/14/2011 8:41:46 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Wow. Truly remarkable polls—all three show the Tories staying in the very high 30s, Labour moving a few points ahead, and the Lib Dems dropping to high single digits. With strategic voting, I would assume that Labour would win an outright majority if the elections were held today. Thankfully, the Tories have until May 2015 to turn this around.


24 posted on 05/14/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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25 posted on 05/14/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Balding_Eagle

I get your drift! It’s going to come to that the way things are going.


26 posted on 05/16/2011 11:54:13 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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