Far-right ideas: Britains’s generation gap

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Just how receptive are British voters to the policies of the far right? The collapse of the British National party, and the failure of the English Defence League to connect with a wide audience, has led some to conclude that British voters, unlike their European neighbours, are somehow immune to the appeals of far right insurgents. Put simply, the failure of these groups reflects a lack of public demand for exclusionary policies, and an electorate that is largely turned off by the narrative of the far right. This – some will argue – is especially true during the financial crisis, when voters have become chiefly concerned over economic rather than social issues, and with the Conservatives in government, who have long been the most trusted party on immigration.

 

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