Margaret Thatcher inspiration for German extreme right


This video from Britain says about itself:

The far right in Germany: Nazi ideology and the AfD

BBC Newsnight 17 August 2017

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Germany’s far-right AfD leader says Margaret Thatcher is her ‘role model’

Alice Weidel, leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), has named the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as her role model

Ms Weidel is one of two AfD party leaders. She is considered the most ‘moderate’ of these two, for being lesbian in a homophobic party; while the other party leader, Alexander Gauland, glorifies Adolf Hitler’s wars in his speeches. However, ‘moderate’ Ms Weidel has extremely racist ideas on Roma and other people.

Weidel told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that her party, which stormed into parliament for the first time after capturing nearly 13 per cent of the vote, aimed to be ready to join a coalition government by 2021.

This may prove to be a steep hill to climb, since all the mainstream parties have rejected working with the AfD. …

She said only 18 per cent of the AfD’s voters were women which was “way too few” and the party needed to attract more women voters. …

Weidel also urged former AfD leader Frauke Petry to give up her seat in parliament after quitting the party the day after the election and vowing to sit as an independent.

Margaret Thatcher did not only inspire Alice Weidel, but also other politicians far to the right of what is considered ‘mainstream’ conservatism. Like in the Hungarian neonazi Jobbik party. Their anti-Semitic Member of the European parliament Krisztina Morvai received an award from Thatcher personally.

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