Tory MEP Hannan Describes French Front National as ‘Left-Wing’

I usually get stuck into the Lyin’ King when he characterises parties of the far-right as ‘far-left’. Beastrabban’s done the job here and even provided some historical analysis. Interestingly, Mussolini was  on MI5’s payroll in 1917 to make pro-war noises in Italy to convince people of the need to leap in on the side of the Allies during World War I. Let’s also remember that Churchill greatly admired Mussolini.

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Tory MEP and supporter of NHS privatisation Daniel Hannan. In his view, the Front National are left-wing.

Following this morning’s post tracing the accusation that the National Front/ BNP are left-wing parties to the pamphlet by Stephen Ayres of the National Association For Freedom (NAFF), now the Freedom Association, The National Front are a Socialist Front, I received this comment from Buddyhell:

Hannan has today written a blog that describes le Front National as “far-left”. He will not be told. Even his stablemates attack him for the way he lazily draws lines between fascism and socialism. In essence, Hannan is smearing the Left with these assertions.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100265536/france-has-given-up-on-its-politicians-with-good-reason/
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I’ve blogged before about the way Fascism included left-wing elements amongst a number of competing and contradictory ideologies and groups. Mussolini had started off as a radical Socialist, but broke with the party over his support for Italy joining the First…

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One response to “Tory MEP Hannan Describes French Front National as ‘Left-Wing’

  1. Gregg Hill

    This reminds me of an article in the Guardian about ten years ago which pointed out that the BNP was more strongly supportive of welfare state programs than any of the traditional parties, but only for those born in Britain. R. N. Berki in his excellent book “Socialism” (1975) says the following: “”Fascism steals, as it were, from egalitarian socialism the high ideals of service, devotion, sacrifice for the sake of the community, and turns them, with a most startling Gestalt-switch, into their low caricature, coupling them with racial exclusiveness, permanent dictatorship, and the worship of violence for its own sake.”

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