RESULTS UPDATE Italy’s elections: huge surge for racist far right Lega as fascists grow on the streets
Fascist and far right parties across Europe are sending congratulations to Matteo Salvini, leader of the far right racist Lega, which has seen its vote surge in Italy’s general election while the centre left vote has collapsed and fascists gain renewed confidence on the streets.
Figures from a range of fascist and far right groups have set up a joint liaison group to coordinate activities and seek a “political direction”. They include key personnel from the FLA, former EDL leaders, hardcore nazis and a UKIP MEP.
To end our series, in which Hassan Mahamdallie delves into his collection of punk singles to tell the story of musical rebellion and growing up as a bored south London teenager of mixed heritage during the turbulent period of Enoch Powell and the nazi National Front, here are his top ten debut singles…
Punk and New Wave exploded onto the musical stage in 1976-77. The new music brought the bloated rock scene that came before it crashing down – and punk has shaped much of the music that has come since. Here, Hassan Mahamdallie looks at the Clash, possibly the most important punk band of all time.
Racist populist billionaire Andrej Babiš has won the parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic with a landslide, taking 29.65%, nearly three times the vote of his nearest rivals.
Updated 9.15pm: The far right racist populist FPÖ party is likely to enter Austria’s government after preliminary results showed it coming second behind the conservative ÖVP in today’s parliamentary elections.