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Young European voters flocking to ‘far right’ – Guardian

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The media outlet has lamented that youthful citizens are increasingly backing “xenophobic” populists who prioritize their needs.

European voters under age 35 are increasingly supporting “far-right” political candidates, not out of xenophobia but because conservative populists seem to offer more solutions to the quality-of-life issues that concern them most, the UK’s Guardian newspaper has claimed.

“Across the continent, the image of the radical-right voter – typically white, male, non-graduate and, above all, old – is changing, and studies suggest that in several countries, support for the far right is growing fastest among younger voters,” the Guardian said on Friday. Italian political scientist Catherine de Vries told the newspaper that while many young voters aren’t in ideological alignment with far-right candidates, they are swayed by those who pledge greater “livelihood security” as their lives become more precarious.

The Guardian noted that conservative parties are appealing increasingly to young voters in such countries as Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. The trend also was evident in last week’s Dutch election, in which the victorious Party for Freedom (PVV) fared even better among voters under age 35 than it did overall.

A 24-year-old Amsterdam man told the media outlet that he and his friends voted for PVV leader Geert Wilders because the right-wing candidate “wants to figure out the housing crisis and make our health care better.” He added that many “woke” people in big cities focus on such issues as climate and gender while ignoring the “real problems” facing Dutch citizens today. “I am not a racist because I voted for Wilders. It frustrates me that migrants receive more help from the government than Dutch people, but I’m not against Islam. I don’t want mosques closed. I just think we need to control immigration better.”

Other political analysts lamented that far-right parties had successfully positioned themselves as “cool,” in some cases skillfully reaching large audiences on social media. One observer claimed that a rising “ultra-right” counterculture has been able to “reach and radicalize” many young Europeans.

However, Pawel Zerka, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said economic insecurities are the key driving force. “Young voters haven’t moved rightwards on migration, abortion, minority rights,” he said. “Far-right parties have convinced them that they offer a credible economic alternative.”

A 22-year-old woman in Amsterdam said she and her family members voted for the PVV party because the current Dutch government didn’t seem to care about their top concerns, including inflation. “When it comes to migration, people from a war country deserve a better life here, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of Dutch people,” she said.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. radical-right voter – typically white, male, non-graduate and, above all, old

    Maybe they where the first victims of Cancel Culture? its been going on for a while.

  2. Good news for those who built White European Society throughout the globe…
    Now the Right needs to allow for conceal carry of handguns, and allow for firearms ownership for non-crims.
    Glad to be steering the vessel to the right once again…those woke barnacles were slowing us down, but now we can scrape the bottom as we go to clear out the woke Bolshevik bottom feeders as well!
    Alles Boots Heraus! Und nicht traumen! Diese ist reality!
    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  3. Everyone and everything is “far right” according to the guardian (including Russell freakin Brand, lol).

    Curious how I’ve never seen or read the words “far left” anywhere on their website or in their articles. It’s because their self awareness is at 0%.

    Young people are rejecting the left because it’s THEIR futures being destroyed by lunatic climate nonsense and mass migration. They are also tired of being incessantly bullied, threatened, silenced and blackmailed by obnoxious busybodies offended at every possible thing every minute of the day.

    The left obsessively want to control every aspect of our lives right down to the thoughts in our heads, they want to hold every possible lever of power. They want to be the establishment and the anti-establishment at the same time. It doesn’t work that way.

    The tighter they squeeze, the stronger the pushback is becoming.

  4. The best for european is to leave the EU.
    The EU dictates policies , in turn dictated by the WEF and afiliated. Parasites sucking the life out of populations.
    Resist. Debank . Be poor and help each other. Without the life force of the population, bankers will die

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