I don't approve of racism full stop but veiled racism seems to be better electoral politics and that was the point I was trying to make.
Originally Posted by frodly
Fears of 'Eurabia' are not driving this, economic problems and simplistic promises that halting immigration will return france to her former glory are .And le pen is exploiting the economic fears of the french people to further herself and the party but to do that she has had to soften the tone and broaden the issue because french people aren't really all that gone on fascism and its minions.
And again if the UMP and Sarko were doing a better job you would not see the disenchantment of party supporters and the drift to the NF.
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"But the modern Irish, contrary to popular impression, have little sense of history. What they have is a sense of grievance, which they choose to dignify by christening it history. History therefore is 'not so much a matter of learning from the past as of stirring old grievances to keep them on the boil'."