“Yesterday a new America, today a new Europe.”
Guy de Michêl: 49th Parallel North News – “The people of the West are awakening. They are throwing off the yoke of political correctness,” said Geert Wilders, the 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 for Germany 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.
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