“Yesterday a new America, today a new Europe.”
“The people of the West are awakening. They are throwing off the yoke of political correctness,” said Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. “This will be the year of the people, of liberation, the year of the patriotic spring.”
Wilders spoke at an “alternative European summit” that brought together for the first time Wilders, Marine Le Pen of France’s Front National, and Frauke Petry, the leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party.
The Freedom Party is leading in polls in the Netherlands ahead of March’s elections. Le Pen is ahead of her two rivals, François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron in French election polling
Le Pen praised Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as she met with the leaders of Europe’s hard-right in Germany on Saturday to forge what they hope will be a new continent-wide movement.
“Brexit was the first real blow to the old order,” said Le Pen. “We are here to bear witness to the end of one world and the birth of another.”
￼Brexit would “set the dominos falling across Europe,” she added.
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Nigel and the Donald
Meanwhile in America, Nigel Farage (left), former leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), was in California promoting the book The Bad Boys of Brexit by British millionaire mogul Aaron Banks, (right) who bankrolled the Brexit movement in the U.K.
Thursday night, on the even of President Trump’s inauguration, Farage was in Washington to attend a Trump party in a hotel overlooking the White House.
Banks’ book is subtitled,’Tales of Mischief, Mayhem and Guerrilla Warfare in the E.U. Referendum Campaign.’ When asked what he meant by guerrilla warfare, Banks said: “UKIP is famous for that kind of irreverent behaviour!”
Farage will be made ‘unofficial adviser’ to Donald Trump, said Phil Bryant, the Governor of Mississippi and close Trump ally.
Leading French philosopher expects Marine Le Pen to win in France
“If Trump is possible, then everything is possible,” says Bernard-Henri Levy.
France may follow America’s lead by electing National Front leader Marine Le Pen as its next president because they have lost interest in whether politicians tell the truth, he told the Daily Telegraph.
“They are more interested in the performance, in the theatrical quality of what is said than whether it is true.”
Mr Levy said he believed America’s election of Donald Trump was triggered by a wave of populism that began in Europe with the rise of the National Front.
“The three main coups in this global theatre of populism were the rise of Le Pen, the reign of Silvio Berlusconi, who is a kind of European Trump, and Brexit.”