Europe’s Brown Tide

Biedermann, Ferry (2022) Europe’s Brown Tide. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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A brown tide is sweeping across Europe as major Western countries, such as Sweden and Italy overtake more recent democracies like Hungary and Poland on the far-right. Let’s not quibble about semantics and whether labels such as populist, fascist, ultra, extreme etc. are appropriate. And let’s not pretend this is no big deal, or not very different from what came before. These are major countries with specific pasts that make these outcomes all the more shocking. It breaks taboos that other countries might copy, such as Spain or the Netherlands, where hard-right parties have already had a taste of power sharing. And most of all, it once more demonstrates the huge problem that Europe has with coming to terms with immigration.

Item Type: Other
3 October 2022Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 11:31
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022 11:31

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