posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 10:03 AM
Thanks for the insight. Are there any "mainstream" politicians in your countries who advocate a weakening of the EU and increasing national
sovereignty, or is that considered an inherently radical or fascist position?
I've read quite a few stories about minor parties who seem to make the case, but they're always painted as xenophobic racists. Is this a fair
description, or is it more propaganda?
For those in the France, Germany, and the UK, I had a question for each as well.
How is the Front National viewed in France as indicators seem to suggest to someone reading the news they are gaining in popularity and attempting to
broaden their appeal?
For Germany, I was wondering when nationalism would stop being verboten and if younger generations had a very different view of this than people whose
experience was shaped by the World War or the Cold War.
Lastly, with Britain, I've wondered for a long time why the Tories don't just come out and try to push away from the EU and chart an independent
course, more aligned with the Commonwealth countries and the US. It seems like a somewhat natural affinity and has strong historical precedent.
As much as anything, I'm curious to see what solutions happen for Europe, and if any new political structures emerge. A good number of people
stateside see the possibility of an economic and to some extent political union emerging out of the euro crisis in the northern states, but I don't
trust the media that much, so your insight is really helpful!
edit on 22-10-2011 by cassandranova because: specifics