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I think you seriously underestimate the corrupting power of our post-feudal, semi-clerical, nationalist and authoritarian conservatives. The PP is not that much of an exception as you think. (And I wonder on what you base what you think: the Italian or British or all ex-East-Bloc conservatives are positively lunatic, and the German CDU and French UMP, while more civilised, aint' that droll either.) I hate their guts like Migeru does, and more so than even the neoliberals, I guess like Marek does.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Dec 27th, 2006 at 03:29:46 PM EST
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They are also more dangerous than, say, the fascists of the Alliance for the Europe of the Nations because the EPP vies with the PES for the position of largest party in Europe, and right now they are.

By the way, the Tories are in a class of their own, more nasty while still mainstream conservative. There are no British parties in the EPP, because the EPP is, after all, pro-EU. However, they have no problem making a European Parliament group with the notoriously eurosceptic Tories (and the European Democrats, a shell around them) so they can claim to be the only parliamentary group with MEPs from all member states, and secure their place as largest group.

There are so many ideological strands within the EPP (Christian Democrat, Liberal, Conservative nationalist) that I can't figure our what keeps them together other than power, and meanness.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 27th, 2006 at 05:18:00 PM EST
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