Politics of fear in Europe

THE recent Swedish elections have confirmed a European trend towards political stalemates or hung parliaments, which is not new to Europe, and towards a resurgence of far-right parties in European parliaments.

Voter disillusionment with the major left and right of centre parties has polarised voters and the Swedish Democrats, running on an anti-immigration platform, are reaping the rewards.

Far-right parties have been on the rise in Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, France and now Sweden...

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