Tag: Far Right
The world’s youngest leader wins in Austria
What is the ideal age for a political leader? After triumphing in yesterday’s election in Austria, 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is set to become the youngest national leader in the world…
French ‘fascists’ defeated at gates of power
Front National was narrowly beaten to third place in France’s local elections, gaining 25% and causing fears of a neo-fascist future for Europe. How sinister are the party’s policies?
Greek neo-Nazi party faces ban after killing
Golden Dawn, Greece’s growing party of militant nationalism, has long inspired fear and revulsion. But following the murder of a left-wing rapper, should the party be banned altogether?
Norway murderer pleads not guilty in massacre trial
Last year, Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway’s worst ever terror attack. Yesterday, his trial began. Though it seeks justice, many think it will allow the murderer to preach his views.
‘Insane’ mass murderer may escape prison term
Anders Breivik killed 77 people, mostly teenagers, in a horrifying shooting spree in July this year – but psychological evaluators say he was insane, and needs treatment, not punishment.
Soul searching in Germany after neo-Nazi murders
Revelations that a neo-Nazi group carried out a string of murders and bombings have left Germany in shock. The country still wrestles with the legacy of the Third Reich.