This latest blog is one of two blogs that I will be writing about the ‘left’ and right in the EU. The first is about the change in stance of the European right wing ‘populist’ party,s regarding the EU. The second to be written in the near future will be about the present abysmal state of the political ‘left’ in Europe.
Until a few years ago right wing ‘populist’ politicians like Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini were very hostile to the European Union. Both were in favour of their countries leaving the Euro currency and possibly the EU itself.
But in the last few years there has been a strange change in their stance towards the EU. Both are now in favour not only of their countries staying in the EU. But also the Euro currency itself. They claim to be fighting for the EU to become an EU based on ‘nation states’.
Salvini claims that the EU has changed. Really Mr Salvini. Until a few years ago some people said that he was a ‘Russian stooge’. However now Salvini seems to have become Russian phobic. Stating that Russia’ is behaving diabolically on the world stage’
His party Lega is now part of a four party government with the fake ‘social democratic’ party the Democratic Party, the ex populist and now pro EU globalist Five Star movement and Forza Italy. The government is headed by the Globalist corporate fascist Mario Draghi.
As an anti globalist socialist in a strange sort of way I think that it is quite comforting that these right wing ‘populists’ are just as spineless and lacking in political principles as Europe,s awful present day political ‘left’
I have personally never been taken in by the idea of a ‘red- brown’ alliance between left and right wing anti globalists. What is really needed is to build a new socialist movement in Europe which is anti EU, anti NATO, anti capitalist and in favour of the class struggle.
My next blog hopefully will be about the present abysmal state of Europe,s spineless political ‘left’.
Best wishes to all for the future.