France:Top 10 ugliest outbursts by far-right Front National party candidates

FN leader Marine Le Pen has made efforts to clean up her close circle from radical members(PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty) Fance’s centre-right UMP party and its allies took first place in the first round of local elections. They took 32% of the vote, while the far-right National Front (FN) came second with 25%, with President Francois Hollande’s … Continue reading

Shock and awe: 10 years of UKIP scandals. More than a decade of UKIP’s most unbelievable misdeeds.

  Celebrate good times, come on! It may be hard to believe it, but today is the 21st anniversary of the creation of UKIP. My, hasn’t it grown? Despite being centuries younger than the other main parties in Britain, UKIP has contributed more than its fair share of improper behaviour, dubious conduct and contemptuous observations … Continue reading

Roma defy EDL (and Home Office)

Even as Roma speakers addressed an audience at the Unite Against Fascism conference in London at the weekend on the rising frequency of attacks by neo-Nazi groups across Europe, the English Defence League were gathering in a menacing crowd outside the TUC HQ. European Roma Network (ERN) delegate Michael Daduc and Roma London chair Toma … Continue reading

Police accused of ‘institutional racism’ towards Romanies

Inquiry launched after Gypsy officer says he was subjected to years of racial abuse One of Britain’s largest police forces has launched a review into how it deals with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers after being accused of institutional racism by one of its own officers. Thames Valley Police said yesterday that it had reached a … Continue reading

Special Report From Hungary, far-right party spreads ideology, tactics

  Ruch Narodowy’s leader Robert Winnicki poses for a picture at an office in Warsaw (KACPER PEMPEL, REUTERS / April 9, 2014)  WARSAW (Reuters) – In a rented public hall not far from Poland’s parliament, about 150 people gathered one afternoon late last year to hear speeches by a collection of far-right leaders from around … Continue reading

The rise of the far right: a European problem requiring European solutions

As Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders unite to wreck the EU, the left must fight for its alternative to economic stagnation at a European level. In the years since the global banking crisis in 2007, commentators across the political spectrum have confidently predicted not only the imminent collapse of the euro – but sooner … Continue reading

Hungary: Murder convictions are ‘wake-up call’ over hate crimes against Roma

 Demonstration in the village of Devecser organized by far-right party Jobbik. The Hungarian authorities must do more to protect minority groups from hate crimes, Amnesty International urged today after four people were found guilty over the racially motivated murders of six Roma in 2008 and 2009. A Budapest court today handed life sentences to three … Continue reading

French deputy condemned for for saying ‘Hitler didn’t kill enough’ Travellers

Mayor faces expulsion from centre-right UDI party Gilles Bourdouleix: made remark after some 150 caravans camped illegally on land belonging to the town of Cholet, where he is mayor. Photograph: Frank Perry The French political class has unanimously condemned Gilles Bourdouleix, a deputy in the national assembly and mayor of a town in western France, … Continue reading