just as many elections have taken place across europe which didn't elect a far-right leader to power. you get less excited about those, though, oddly, for a totally non-fascist person who isn't at all a lickspittle looking for an easy occasion to put the boot into an indian or pole.
as for 'not forgetting brexit', the latest opinion polls are now returning Labour on a commanding lead not seen since the 1990s. so, if the current weathervane is correct, the Tory's are on the way out and 'the People', in their infinite wisdom, are now turning once again to a broadly centrist, cosmopolitan and immigration-friendly party. weird how that goes, isn't it?
and the conservative party faithful just voted for dumb Liz Truss. part of whose entire plan involves upping immigration. woopsie. i guess they're 'sick of multiculturalism'.
generally, the observations you are making are not any different from what i said all along is entirely predictable, following the 2008 crash: populism rises, politics becomes polarized, people swing to the fringes, with the economically wounded middle typically rallying to the right in the interests of their own downward-sliding, propertied class. any historian of the 1930s or the great depression era could run this play-by-play by you easily. you're not making some genius insight here, that democratic politics are stressed by periods of major economic downturns.
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