Conservatives Winning in Europe

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    With recent victories in Spain and the EU elections, conservatives are making up significant ground throughout Europe.

    The Conservative Party won its first national election Spain for the first time since 2000, with voters showing their collective disgust at their nation's high unemployment rate - the highest in the EU. (Coincidentally, Spain also spearheaded the Go-Green jobs economy in Europe as well, with disastrous economic results)

    Conservatives also picked up seats in the EU via Germany, Brittain, and Portugal.

    It would appear a majority of Europe is starting to lean center-right, with various Socialist Party members receiving decisive defeats throughout the EU.

    Spain's conservatives win Euro election | Reuters

    The Himalayan Times - Conservatives win EU polls - Detail News
     
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    This is a good sign, but you need to keep one thing in mind. Europe's conservatives are more like America's moderates. I'm not sure there are any true conservatives in Europe. None the less, this is still a good sign, especially if the Dems want us to be more like Europe.
     
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    Hey, Sinatra, maybe you American conservatives can learn something from the European 'conservatives':

    [this is going to be a riot]

    The EPP's [centre-right European People's Party, 34% of the vote in the EU parliament] Manifesto:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_People's_Party

    :lol:
     
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    Hope that works out for them.

    It was disasterous for the USA, but our brand of neo-conservatives are basically nutters.
     
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    ...And Daniel Hannan was re-elected as an MEP, there is justice in the world! Maybe the Europeans aren't so bassackwards after all.
     
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    Yes, it does appear that perhaps in parts of Europe, a corner is being turned.

    Gordon Brown's popularity in England has plummeted.
     
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    Yeah, as has been noted here and elsewhere, European "conservatives" would be center-left here.
     
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    True - but it is still encouraging to see!
     
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    Would you consider Daniel Hannan "center left" ?
     
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    ^

    Considering that extreme rightist policies contribute to the destabilization of capitalism, perhaps.
     

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