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Far-right party Libertas to contest EU elections and age of the Earth.

by Colman Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 07:38:36 AM EST

From the Irish Times last week, which I missed by being on holiday:

“We want the elections to European Parliament in 2009 to be a kind of a referendum against the anti-democratic Brussels and Treaty of Lisbon,” said Mr Ganley at a weekend rally, broadcast live on Polish television and which received widespread coverage.

The Polish Libertas line-up has yet to be finalised but is expected to draw on figures from the populist Self Defence party and the ultra-Catholic League of Polish Families (LPR), an anti-abortion, anti-Semitic, anti-gay grouping.

LPR figures at the Libertas event included creationists and death penalty proponents, as well as a former MEP who once suggested that “deviant” gay rights marchers in Warsaw “need to be walloped with a big stick”.

LPR and Self Defence have been relegated to the fringes of politics after failing to re-enter parliament in 2007; their voters have been absorbed by the main opposition, conservative Law and Justice Party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Charming. A referendum against the Lisbon Treaty, gay rights, abortion rights, contraception, women's rights, evolution, the age of the earth, that silly Galileo chap, and those nasty Jewish types. Good stuff.

I especially like the last line: "Libertas did not return calls yesterday requesting comment."
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 07:39:34 AM EST
was worried about neo-liberalism, the tax race to the bottom, corporate influence in Brussels, or attacks against maternity leave and union rights?

This is so confusing.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 07:52:35 AM EST
Those two sides sometimes aren't as far apart from each other as people commonly imagine.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 08:01:05 AM EST
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Has anybody asked them what their views on the Holocaust Bishop?

At best they will end up saying something stupid and we can exploit the outrage; at worst they will say the "right things" but at the expense of offending part of their coalition. We can then exploit that fissure.

Money is a sign of Poverty - Culture Saying

by RogueTrooper on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 09:23:56 AM EST
Can we wallop them with a big stick?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 09:39:08 AM EST
Huh. Did not expect Libertas to make common business with those types!...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:34:05 AM EST
Double-huh, I missed the earlier revelation...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 10th, 2009 at 12:43:28 PM EST
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