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    Reforming laws on EU free movement will be a headache for any future British government

Reforming laws on EU free movement will be a headache for any future British government

Immigration will be one of the defining issues of the 2015 UK general election. Marley Morris writes that despite Labour, the Conservatives, and the Lib Dems all setting out plans on EU immigration and the access of EU citizens to benefits, it will be exceptionally difficult for any future government to meaningfully reform the rules on freedom of movement.

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In the European Parliament, radical-right MEPs focus more on giving speeches than doing work that has direct policy impact.

It has been widely predicted that Eurosceptic and far-right parties will be relatively successful in 2014’s European Parliamentary elections. But how do those that are present currently participate in the Parliament? Drawing on a study of MEPs, Marley Morris finds that while radical-right members are often the least likely to draft reports, they are the most likely to give speeches […]

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The ‘reluctant radicals’ who offer conditional support to the far-right are key to understanding the success of right-wing populist parties in European elections.

Recent elections in the Netherlands and France have produced mixed results for far-right parties. Marley Morris argues that uncommitted supporters of right-wing populist parties – the ‘reluctant radicals’ – are crucial for understanding their success. In France, the Front National (FN) still attracts high levels of stigma which may put off potential voters; while in the Netherlands the volatility of […]

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Marine Le Pen’s result in last Sunday’s French elections confounded the experts but does not signal the rise of the far right in Europe

Pollsters often get election results wrong, and this week’s French elections were no exception, with Front National candidate Marine Le Pen gaining more votes than was widely expected. As part of our continuing series on the French elections, Marley Morris reflects on the result, finding that while we should be careful to not exaggerate the success of Le Pen, the […]

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European leaders must be wary of rising Eurosceptic populism from both the right and the left.

While the populist right is seen by many to be the home of Euroscepticism, Marley Morris argues that it can be attached to a variety of ideologies, both left and right. As European leaders struggle to find solutions to the economic and debt crisis this gives rise to Eurosceptic populism which is always anti-liberal and distinctly disinterested in nuanced solutions […]

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