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Sun May 26, 2019, 11:00 AM

Europe's voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Source: Associated Press

By MIKE CORDER 56 minutes ago

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Across Europe, anti-EU populists and proponents of closer unity made a final push for support Sunday as 21 nations went to the polls in a continent-wide battle for influence at the European Parliament.

Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return power to national governments are expected to make gains, though mainstream parties are tipped to hold onto power in the 751-seat legislature that sits in both Brussels and Strasbourg.

The election began on Thursday, but most of the EU's 28 member states, including the biggest of all, Germany and France, are voting on Sunday, and the results are expected overnight. Some 426 million people are eligible to vote.

"I don't want to see a right-populist Europe (that) wants to destroy the idea of togetherness," said Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the Christian Democrat center-right EPP group, currently the biggest in the legislature.

Read more: https://apnews.com/2c137002ee4844b7ac4d2f33e626419f



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"We need to do everything that is right to free this country, this continent, from the illegal occupation organized by Brussels," Salvini told a rally in Milan last weekend that was attended by the leaders of 11 nationalist parties.


Hey Salvini.......................who's your boss...........................


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:23 AM

1. Here is the pic you were trying to post



(found another source)



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Theo van Daele @theovandaele
Feb 22, 2019
Replying to @NATSEC09 and 5 others

So surprising!


Malcolm Nance

@MalcolmNance

Salvini loves that T-shirt. He wore it in Strasbourg and said he would trust Putin over the EU President Junker. Moscow is buy our weakest allies. Corruption is their weapon of entry.
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11:20 AM - Feb 22, 2019

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:09 PM

4. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:14 PM

5. Wado...................Thank you

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:38 AM

2. 100 years ago fascism, archconservative by nature, started sweeping

across Europe and the U.S., and other parts of the planet, and we know how that turned out then.

What would have happened in all these nations if our stable democratic government in the U.S. had fallen to any of the populism-driven fascist, socialist and communist factions fighting to take it over doesn't bear thinking.

But it didn't, and we can't let it this time. Unfortunately, it became very, scary bad before it empowered big action to save our nation.

FDR speaking to congress, 1938:

Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people. The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is fascism ownership of government by an individual, by a group or by any other controlling private power.

The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living. Both lessons hit home. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:38 AM

3. Bannon & other nazis are working hard to get this done. ny

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Response to yaesu (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:25 PM

6. Someone on AM Joy said this morning

that bannon is staying in a $9,000 per night suite while trying to convince Europeans that their phony populists are working for them instead of the wealthy, when in fact the opposite is true.

Who is bankrolling scrofulous steve?

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Response to not fooled (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:31 PM

7. I think most of the money is coming from the same person that has been keeping tRump from going

under, putin. Putin, estimated net worth at $200 billion, is figured to be the richest person on Earth as of Feb 7, 2018.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:18 PM

9. Oligarchs - Putin, Mercer, Singer, Kochs et al directly and indirectly. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:04 PM

8. My wife voted.

Can confirm no sausage sizzle. Sad.

Picked up some plants and pizza on the way back so a productive morning.
It's also local elections too in Spain today so hoping for some change but wouldn't count on it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:13 AM

10. What are the good people of Europe going to do to stop this attack? Fascism is evil

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