I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time now, but I really haven’t had the time to sit down and formulate my thoughts on the issue yet. I still don’t, what with assignments and the like, but I think its important to start the discussion on it now rather than leave it to late.
Since the economy started crashing, I’ve noticed a distinct rise in xenophobia here in the UK. Not too much in the UK, but I have noticed an increase in it. I don’t think its all that bad up here in Scotland, but I understand that its really increasing to the south in England. The BNP I’m sure are going to see an increase in support with this crisis. In Europe it seems to be worse; there’s a lot of news reports coming out of Italy right now that seem to indicate the problem is much more worse over there.
As this crisis progresses, and with the apparent failure of the left to really mount a resurgence at the moment – its increasing in support, but not as much as the right – I am really worried that the spectre haunting Europe today is that of the far right.