Protest votes on either side of Brexit divide pose danger across Europe
A Germany-based Briton has warned that protest votes in today’s European Parliament elections could result in a hard-right politician taking the presidency of the European Commission.
Former Momentum staffer Steve Hudson’s Twitter thread this morning lays out the risk:
Weber’s politics include positions that will outrage British people across a wide spectrum. His commitment to ‘ever-closer integration’ within the EU will be an affront to Brexit supporters – yet ironically, support for Farage’s Brexit party will strengthen Weber’s prospects.
Weber also has a history of support for the racist and misogynist Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and has voted against EU measures to outlaw ‘gay conversion therapies’. Weber’s closeness to the motor industry bodes ill for attempts to limit and reverse climate change.
Hudson is right – and not just concerning the EU elections. Politics is literally a matter of life and death, as well as quality of life, for millions – and there is no room for ‘self-indulgent gesture politics’ or narrow obsessions.
Vote Labour – today and in every election.
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