…electorates across Europe have lost patience with the squishy, soft-left, metropolitan ‘Social Democrat’ elite which has dominated their politics for the last seventy years.
Voters are going elsewhere because they can see that Social Democracy has failed them.
It has failed them economically – as the vast youth unemployment in countries like Spain, Italy and Greece can testify; not to mention the shrinking size of the Eurozone economy generally.
It has failed them socially by inflicting on them a wave of immigration by people from an alien culture which has no intention of assimilating with or showing any gratitude to the nations now hosting it.
These are perfectly plausible explanations. But I’ve added another event to the bottom of the chart above: the introduction of smoking bans in almost every country in Europe.
In my own case this was really what turned me against the ” squishy, soft-left, metropolitan ‘Social Democrat’ elite” for whom I used to vote, but for whom I will never ever vote again.
Elsewhere April 01, 2016
DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization says a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, days after saying the outbreak no longer qualifies as an international health emergency.
WHO said on Twitter Friday investigations are underway. It reiterated that Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, but flare-ups, at decreasing frequency, are expected. Liberia was declared free from transmission in January.
Flare-ups have occurred before in Liberia, and in Sierra Leone and Guinea, though health authorities say those are not linked to the original chain of transmission. WHO says Guinea has confirmed eight cases and seven deaths since late February.
Seven Ebola deaths in as many weeks is a “decreasing frequency flare-up”??