Euro Parliament Elections 2019

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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Sun May 26, 2019 10:24 am

Well, well, what do you know?

'Europe's surging, far-right, "anti-establishment" parties: funded by billionaires, voting for billionaire-friendly policies, lining their own pockets'
Even as these parties are campaigning as insurgent anti-establishment forces, they have been largely funded by massive cash infusions, sometimes laundered through financial secrecy havens like Switzerland, sometimes openly attributed to the richest, most powerful people in Europe. What’s more, the voting records of these parties reflect their debt to the super-rich, consistently opposing progressive taxation, anti-tax-evasion measures, strong labour laws, social benefits, and other measures that would benefit the voters who have backed these parties.


Predictably, the leadership of the far-right parties have been frequently embroiled in corruption scandals, lining their own pockets with taxpayers’ funds, embezzling millions from party coffers, and handing out patronage appointments and lucrative contracts to connected insiders.


Some of these scandals have revealed that Russian billionaires and banks with close ties to the Kremlin are funding these parties, either through cash loans or out-and-out gifts in the millions.

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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun May 26, 2019 11:54 am

Far right is not going anywhere. They have tanked.
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun May 26, 2019 4:52 pm

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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by rainbow » Mon May 27, 2019 6:29 am

So the Brexit Party failed to win a majority, that is why they are afraid of a new referendum. They will lose.
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon May 27, 2019 6:58 am

Farage looks so bloody smug but he has achieved bugger all. Another Mayfly party. The UK press is giving him oxygen but no one else is bothered with him. The UK vote is as worthless as the bits of paper people put their crosses on. In a couple of months it will be out anyway.
Ok there has been a bit of movement to the right in some countries but the trouble for the right is that they cant speak to each other never mind forming a bloc. Otherwise it is more or less service as usual. This is the power of PR.

A fractured European parliament may be just what the EU needs
“But it could also be a boon for European democracy. Greater political competition on the EU level could increase public interest in the European parliament elections, and that would be a healthy development for the EU.”

Luuk van Middelaar, a leading Dutch EU historian, also believes a “proper opposition” of the sort threatened by the likes of Salvini and Orbán – who aim to influence the debate rather than just shout from the sidelines and boost their profiles and party funds – could reinforce the European parliament.

Until now, the assembly has been mostly characterised by a desire to “de-politicise” debates wherever possible, reducing them to mere quests for technical or procedural solutions, van Middelaar told the EUobserver. That has left the EU with a credibility problem.

However, more genuine political debate might end up making the parliament stronger because it would “more credibly embody the full spectrum of public opinion in the EU”, he said.

A more complicated, ad hoc, but still fairly comfortable pro-European, mainstream majority is, naturally, a somewhat less exciting narrative than a tidal wave of populism sweeping away the foundations of the EU. But it looks like that is the outcome of these elections.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon May 27, 2019 7:55 am

Tories worst election performance since 1832!
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon May 27, 2019 8:07 am

Always hope for the UK. (somewhere)

All is waiting for Saviour BoJo. He will grab the wheel in the storm and steer to a safe haven (as long as it is a tax haven)
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon May 27, 2019 9:40 am

Greens did well apparently. Suck it, Svarty! :biggrin:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon May 27, 2019 10:27 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:Always hope for the UK. (somewhere)

All is waiting for Saviour BoJo. He will grab the wheel in the storm and steer to a safe haven (as long as it is a tax haven)
All? :roll:
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Svartalf » Mon May 27, 2019 10:45 am

pErvinalia wrote:
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Greens did well apparently. Suck it, Svarty! :biggrin:
fuck off, they are pulling third place behind the cryptofascists and the open fascists. :coffee:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon May 27, 2019 10:45 am

Sorry too broad a brush stroke. :oops:
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Svartalf » Mon May 27, 2019 11:14 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:07 am
Always hope for the UK. (somewhere)

All is waiting for Saviour BoJo. He will grab the wheel in the storm and steer to a safe haven (as long as it is a tax haven)
Well, even euro states can be tax havens, look at Ireland and the Netherlands, Luxemburg has been pressured to be a bit more discreet about it too... no need to quit the Union to be a Tax havens, or does BoJo means he wants to relocate Downing Street to the Isle of Man or one of the Channel islands?
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon May 27, 2019 2:07 pm

They are not tax havens as they dont provide secrecy verging on criminality unlike the true tax havens being used by the Brexiteers.
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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by laklak » Mon May 27, 2019 3:06 pm

I wish I had the money to need a tax haven.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: Euro Parliament Elections 2019

Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon May 27, 2019 4:46 pm

laklak wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:06 pm
I wish I had the money to need a tax haven.
Starts about 5 million lak. Below that is not worth while.
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