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Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

Marine Le Pen's Front National Victory Sees Thousands Of French Students Riot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The historic victory of Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party in the European Union elections has seen thousands of students take to the stre...

How Do I Tell My Daughter That People Across Europe Fear Minorities Like Us?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Hundreds of column inches have been devoted to explaining how austerity economics, democratic deficits and mass immigration have helped bolster the continent's far-right fanatics and neo-Nazi nutters. Our politicians and pundits have been less keen, however, to discuss the Islam-sized elephant in the room...

Right-Wing Flames That Have Licked Europe Fanned by Lack of Education

The Conversation UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

By Ian H Robertson, Trinity College Dublin As Europe wakens to a wave of newly elected right-wing Members of the European Parliament, our multi-racia...

9 Scariest Far-Right Parties Now In The European Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

One has a leader with a swastika tattoo, one wants to rid his entire country of Muslims, another has a founder who suggested releasing the Ebola virus...

'Neo Nazis' Among Expected Victors In Far Right Surge Across Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

A German political party that has been compared to the Nazis will enter the European Parliament for the first time, in an election marked by a surge i...

The Populists Are Coming... For Good?

Thomas Prosser | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Prosser

Rather than waiting for an implosion of the populist parties that may never come, the best bulwark against these movements is thus action against the deteriorating socio-economic conditions that give rise to them.

Hollande Will Regret Calling in New Prime Minister Valls to Save French Government

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Rarely do local elections anywhere have such profound national resonance. In municipal elections on 30 March, France's governing Socialist Party (PS) lost more than 150 towns and cities. The centre-right UMP made huge gains, much more than expected.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 4 April, 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

This has been a week disproportionately affected by endings. The How I Met Your Mother finale brought Ted Mosby's rambling and often wildly inappropriate story to his kids to a conclusion that had mixed reviews, which I won't divulge lest I sound the spoilers klaxon...

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.

Victory for Ukip Is Meaningless for Europe

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Farage himself predicted an "earthquake" while other prominent right wingers envisage "the liberation from the European elite, the monster in Brussels". So are they correct? Their success would certainly send a shockwave across the continent but are we really about to find ourselves at the mercy of the most anti-EU, combatively euro-sceptic European Parliament to date? No.

The Left Must Unite to Kick the BNP Out of Europe

Peter Cranie | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Cranie

Leaving the BNP with a foothold in British politics is simply not an option. As an active trade unionist and anti racist, I hope we can build the broadest coalition possible to bring an end to five years of far right representation.

WATCH: French Politician Calls Black Minister A ‘Monkey' Who Belongs In ‘The Trees'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

The National Front in France has suspended a politician who called the country's black justice minister, a "monkey" who she would "rather see in the t...

Jessica Elgot

'Things Can Only Get Worse'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece's Golden Dawn and Hungary's Job...

Don't Be Afraid to Listen

Will Bordell | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

Oxford and Cambridge Universities have an awful lot in common. And last week was no exception. By inviting polarising political figures from the left and the right - George Galloway and Marine Le Pen, respectively - both institutions reaffirmed what is at once perhaps the most sacred and the most imperilled of all our values: the freedom of speech.

France's Front National Is In 'Regular Contact' With UKIP

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the France's far right Front National (FN), has claimed she is in "regular contact" with UKIP. In a controversial spee...

IN PICTURES: Le Pen Met By Protestors At Cambridge Union Talk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Marine Le Pen - leader of the French Front National - was greeted by an anti-fascist protest as she addressed a Cambridge University debating group on...

Far Right 'Fascist' French Leader To Speak At Cambridge

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Marine Le Pen, president of France's far right Front National party, is to speak at Cambridge Union on Tuesday but will be greeted by students protest...

MEPs Urged To Block BNP And Far-Right Parties From £330,000 EU Funding

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

The ultra-nationalists parties at the European Parliament, including the British National Party, could be barred from receiving around £330,000 worth...

Far-Right Party Will Compete Presidential Elections In France

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

The leader of France's far-right party Marine Le Pen has gathered enough signatures to mount a presidential campaign, the Front National party announc...

Is Sarkozy Looking the Wrong Way?

James Shields | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Shields

François Hollande's visit to London last week suggested the Socialist presidential candidate is increasingly confident about his election prospects.