That’s right where is the UK and its far right party Ukip
The BBC covers itself with the “Most recent elections tag but the one before 2017 saw UKip match a number of other European results
House of Commons
and whilst Scotland can hold its head up high in never supporting Ukip we in Wales are still shamed by electing 7 Ukip AM’s only 2 and 1/2 years ago.
National Assembly for Wales elections
|Year||Percentage of vote (constituency)||Percentage of vote (regional)||Seats won (constituency)||Seats won (regional)||Seats won (total)||Outcome|
|1999||0.0% (N/A)||0.0% (N/A)||No seats|
|2003||2.3% (19,795)||3.5% (29,427)||No seats|
|2007||1.8% (18,047)||4.0% (38,490)||No seats|
|2011||0.0% (N/A)||4.6% (43,756)||No seats|
|2016||12.5% (127,0385)||13.0% (132,138)||Opposition|
Yes Ukip have fallen in the Polls, but they have been replaced by the hard line Brexiters in the ruling Conservative /DUP (Not a coalition) government.
Dissatisfaction, cynicism and outright rejection of traditional political parties (as well as business and banking elites), many of which have been in power in Western Europe in one way or another since the end of the World War Two.This, and not far-right fervour, is arguably driving voters to stage ballot-box protests or to seek alternative political homes – to the delight of Europe’s populist parties.Image copyrightAFPImage captionBut they vary enormously in their political make-up from far left, to far right, to right-wing populist. They have different values and objectives.
Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece cannot be put in the same political basket as anti-establishment UKIP, which campaigns for the UK to leave the EU.
Lumping these parties together as evidence of the rise of the far right is simply incorrect.