Friday, 5 June 2009

EU protest voting spreads to Netherlands

The exit polls indicate that yesterday was a good day for UKIP with an average or better than average turnout and a lot of people voting the only sensible way they could - for UKIP.

The Dutch also went to the polls yesterday and their exit polls are showing a surprisingly strong showing for Geert Wilders' Freedom Party which stood in the EU elections for the first time yesterday. The anti-Islam, anti-immigration, marginally eurosceptic (roughly akin to the vague euroscepticism of the Tories) Freedom Party looks to have come second on the Dutch EU election, not far behind the incumbent Christian Democrats headed up by Dutch PM, Jan Peter Balkenende (or Harry Potter as he is affectionately known).

It looks like the eurosceptic protest vote (yes, there are eurosceptics in the Netherlands, they're just very quiet) all across the European Empire will be a strong one.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Exactly, the Freedom Party are described as 'far right' but if you look at their policies it's pretty much the same as mainstream opinion in the UK.

Steve Halden said...

The treacherous snouts-in-the-trough Lib/Lab/Con have almost succeeded in destroying our parliament at Westminster.

They have alrady passed 80% of our democratic control over to the unelected Commissioners of the EU federal dictatorship.

And the Lisbon Treaty will pass most of what little remains of our sovereignty over to Europe.

In my book the Lib/Lab/Con are parties of the far right, because they are destroying Britain's democracy and replacing it with a European Union dictatorship.