The fascist Brothers of Italy party has taken control of the Marche regional presidency, ousting the centre left, in Italy’s regional elections, partial results show. But the centre left retained two key regions – Tuscany and Puglia – against the far right.
Full country by country guide to fascism and the far right in Europe – completely revised for 2019. Includes elections table
As we prepare to “unwelcome” US president Donald Trump to Britain, the fallout from his policy of separating families at the Mexican border continues. But if people watching Trump’s actions with horror comfort themselves by thinking that nothing so dreadful happens in Europe, they would be mistaken. Refugee solidarity activist Margaret Woods explains
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.
Fascists are at the heart of protests against refugees in Italy that have already forced the evacuation of around 100 migrants from a town in the north of the country.
A new fascist revival is brewing in Italy, 70 years after the demise of Mussolini. Italy’s racist and formerly separatist Lega Nord is transforming itself into a national party – and hardening its politics with a new and dangerous tie-up with the fascist Casa Pound Italia.