Bill Mitchell: The EU outdoes itself in the madness stakes

The latest PopuList results are rather stark:

1. In the early 1990s, the “populist, far-right and far-left parties” accounted for around 10 per cent of the total vote. By 2020, this share had risen to over 30 per cent.

2. The share of “Eurosceptic, far-right and far-left parties” was around 15 per cent in the 1992 and is now at 33 per cent.

3. The surge in anti-EU sentiment has accelerated since the GFC and the way the EU technocrats handled the crisis.

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The remains of a small boat flying European flags is burnt on a bonfire during a demonstration in Whitstable, southeast England on April 8, 2018 against the Brexit transition deal that would see Britain continue to adhere to the Common Fisheries Policy after formally leaving the EU. People working in the fishing industry supported by the pro-Brexit Fishing for Leave organisation launched flotillas nationwide on April 7, 2018 in protest against the prospect of Britain continuing to adhere to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy that sets quotas and fishing rights during the transition period after Britain has formally left the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / Niklas HALLEN (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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