The political establishment does not get immigration

The political establishment does not get immigration


Members of the political establishment have only themselves to blame for the so-called “far-right surge” in this past weekend’s European parliamentary elections. The surge was entirely due to the continent’s political leadership embracing unfettered immigration.

For the past year, polling and election results have shown an unmistakable pattern: The specter of uncontrolled immigration is prompting voters to turn away from center-right and center-left parties that have dominated politics in Europe for decades and look for alternatives.

It all came to a head on Sunday when conservative political parties calling for tougher immigration policies saw a large increase in voter support all over the European Union. The most telling results were in France, where the National Rally party, led by Marine Le Pen, far outpaced incumbent

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