The results of today’s (and Thursday’s) elections for the European Parliament have been trickling in all evening. You’ll be reading about the “earthquake” in the news feed later tonight, but here are some advance snippets from what I’ve been hearing.
Britain and the Netherlands went to the polls on the 22nd, but the results were not released until tonight. The exit polls on Thursday had shown a disappointing performance by Geert Wilders and the PVV, but that seems to have been disinformation on the part of the Pollocracy (as has happened in the past, so I’m told).
The PVV sent out this press release tonight:
PVV second party in The Netherlands
PVV party leader Geert Wilders is pleased with the final outcome of the European elections in the Netherlands. The final results are different than the exitpoll. His Party for Freedom got 4 seats in the European Parliament and is together with D66 the second party in The Netherlands in terms of numbers of seats.
Geert Wilders: “GREAT 4 SEATS!! Now we make the first gains for a new alliance of Eurosceptic and anti-immigration parties in the European Parliament”
UKIP in Britain did even better, beating out the Tories to become the British party with the largest representation in the EP, with twelve seats out of thirty (the Conservatives were next with nine) as of the most recent count. The Lib-Dems did so badly that they will not have even a single seat in the European Parliament, and the BNP were also trounced — Nick Griffin lost his seat.
Other countries where immigration-critical EU-skeptic parties came in first:
- In France, the Front National (headed by Marine Le Pen)
- The Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti)
- The Flemish separatist party N-VA in Belgium
The nationalist parties did well in several other countries, even where they didn’t take first place:
- In Finland, the Finns (formerly True Finns) came in third, ahead of the socialists.
- In the Netherlands, the PVV came in second.
- In Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache’s party the FPÖ came in third, but gained seven percentage points over the 2009 election.
- In Hungary, Fidesz (conservatives) came in first, with Jobbik (national socialists) in second place.
The results were somewhat schizophrenic in Greece: Syriza (hard-left) came in first, the governing party (New Democracy Conservatives) came in second, and Golden Dawn (national socialists) came in third. So the Greek establishment is being squeezed between the Commies and the Nazis. 1933, anyone?
In Germany, I’m told that Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) did well, and will have seats in the EP, but I don’t know the exact results.
I haven’t heard anything yet about Sweden, Spain, Portugal, or Italy, but I assume the Lega Nord did well in the northern parts of Italy.
The Euro-skeptic parties will not only make their presence felt in the European Parliament, they will dominate it.
These election results are obviously unacceptable. The people have chosen incorrectly. Is it time to overthrow the people and install a new one?