The rise of the eurosceptics

Anti-EU parties are expected to do well in European elections in May, but will they ever be powerful enough to bring down the EU? Simon Wilson investigates.

How popular are anti-EU parties?

The three countries where there’s a realistic prospect of eurosceptics topping the European elections in May (with a potential vote share of up to about 25%) are Britain, France and the Netherlands.

The Finns Party (rebranded from True Finns) and Alternative for Germany (anti-euro, but not anti-EU) are also expected to make gains. But while there are similarities between Britain’s Ukip and France’s Front National (FN) [...]

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