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Old 16.03.2017, 11:01
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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It's remarkable, only in modern Europe can a FAR RIGHT party come second in a General Election and it be hailed as a victory for liberals.

People just aren't seeing the bigger picture. The PVV ran an explicitly anti-Islamisation campaign. These issues are normally marginal in elections, now it's the central political battle ground. The VVD only "won" by presenting themselves as PVV light. If the PVV weren't there then there would have been outrage at what Rutte said.
Same as what happened in Austria. Everyone breathed a big sigh of relief after the second presidential election, and completely forgot the fact that a far-right candidate had come within a hair's breadth of the presidency.

Europe is full of ostriches at the moment, and it scares the juice out of me!
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