Europe - Driving On The Right

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01Scandanavia20110208

Chris Bowlby investigates how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics. He travels to Scandinavia where anti-immigration parties are increasingly powerful. The Danish People's Party has cleverly used its hold on the balance of power to introduce harsh measures. And the Sweden Democrats have rapidly increased their share of the vote, claiming that public services are being swamped by immigrants. Chris analyses the consequences for centrist parties in both countries.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

Why is the far right gaining such influence in mainstream European politics?

01Scandanavia2011020820110628

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics.

He begins in Scandinavia - where the minority Danish People's party wields major influence.

He has a rare encounter with the party's charismatic leader, "housewife" Pia Kjaersgaard, and hears how the party has transformed the country's immigration and integration policy, as mainstream parties offer concessions.

He visits Sweden too to investigate how the Sweden Democrats, new members of the national parliament, now hope to emulate the Danish People's party success.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

Chris Bowlby investigates how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics.

He travels to Scandinavia where anti-immigration parties are increasingly powerful.

The Danish People's Party has cleverly used its hold on the balance of power to introduce harsh measures.

And the Sweden Democrats have rapidly increased their share of the vote, claiming that public services are being swamped by immigrants.

Chris analyses the consequences for centrist parties in both countries.

Why is the far right gaining such influence in mainstream European politics?

01Scandanavia2011020820110628

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics.

He begins in Scandinavia - where the minority Danish People's party wields major influence.

He has a rare encounter with the party's charismatic leader, "housewife" Pia Kjaersgaard, and hears how the party has transformed the country's immigration and integration policy, as mainstream parties offer concessions.

He visits Sweden too to investigate how the Sweden Democrats, new members of the national parliament, now hope to emulate the Danish People's party success.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

Chris Bowlby investigates how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics.

He travels to Scandinavia where anti-immigration parties are increasingly powerful.

The Danish People's Party has cleverly used its hold on the balance of power to introduce harsh measures.

And the Sweden Democrats have rapidly increased their share of the vote, claiming that public services are being swamped by immigrants.

Chris analyses the consequences for centrist parties in both countries.

Why is the far right gaining such influence in mainstream European politics?

01Scandinavia20110208

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics. He begins in Scandinavia - where the minority Danish People's party wields major influence. He has a rare encounter with the party's charismatic leader, "housewife" Pia Kjaersgaard, and hears how the party has transformed the country's immigration and integration policy, as mainstream parties offer concessions. He visits Sweden too to investigate how the Sweden Democrats, new members of the national parliament, now hope to emulate the Danish People's party success.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

01Scandinavia2011020820110628

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics. He begins in Scandinavia - where the minority Danish People's party wields major influence. He has a rare encounter with the party's charismatic leader, "housewife" Pia Kjaersgaard, and hears how the party has transformed the country's immigration and integration policy, as mainstream parties offer concessions. He visits Sweden too to investigate how the Sweden Democrats, new members of the national parliament, now hope to emulate the Danish People's party success.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics.

Chris Bowlby discovers how new populist parties are re-shaping European politics. He begins in Scandinavia - where the minority Danish People's party wields major influence. He has a rare encounter with the party's charismatic leader, "housewife" Pia Kjaersgaard, and hears how the party has transformed the country's immigration and integration policy, as mainstream parties offer concessions. He visits Sweden too to investigate how the Sweden Democrats, new members of the national parliament, now hope to emulate the Danish People's party success.

02Austria And Germany20110215
02Austria And Germany20110215

Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache. He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne. And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

02Austria And Germany20110215

Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache. He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne. And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

02 LASTAustria And Germany20110215

A new kind of politics is reverberating across Europe: a shock to the status quo. Chris Bowlby travels to Vienna for a personal meeting with Heinze-Christian Strache, the charismatic new leader of the Austrian Freedom Party. HC Strache prides himself as a smoker-cum-rapper-cum-disco dancer. In the recent local Viennese elections in 2010 his party came in second, winning 26% of the vote.

Chris then travels to Cologne in Germany, where the Freedom Party is now planning to spread its international influence, especially in campaigning against the building of mosques. He meets the Pro-Koeln party, which is trying to stop the building of the new city mosque, and also finds representatives from the Vlaams Blok party of Belgium and the Freedom Party of Austria in attendance. Some see the beginnings of a new European far right alliance - in 'suits' and not 'boots'. So will these new European populist parties continue to increase their influence over the European political mainstream, or will the mainstream take a stand?

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

Has Europe's mainstream politics quietly veered to the right.

02 LASTAustria And Germany2011021520110705

Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache.

He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne.

And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

How populists in the Austrian Freedom party and German anti-mosque groups are growing.

A new kind of politics is reverberating across Europe: a shock to the status quo.

Chris Bowlby travels to Vienna for a personal meeting with Heinze-Christian Strache, the charismatic new leader of the Austrian Freedom Party.

HC Strache prides himself as a smoker-cum-rapper-cum-disco dancer.

In the recent local Viennese elections in 2010 his party came in second, winning 26% of the vote.

Chris then travels to Cologne in Germany, where the Freedom Party is now planning to spread its international influence, especially in campaigning against the building of mosques.

He meets the Pro-Koeln party, which is trying to stop the building of the new city mosque, and also finds representatives from the Vlaams Blok party of Belgium and the Freedom Party of Austria in attendance.

Some see the beginnings of a new European far right alliance - in 'suits' and not 'boots'.

So will these new European populist parties continue to increase their influence over the European political mainstream, or will the mainstream take a stand?

Has Europe's mainstream politics quietly veered to the right.

02 LASTAustria And Germany2011021520110705

Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache.

He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne.

And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

How populists in the Austrian Freedom party and German anti-mosque groups are growing.

A new kind of politics is reverberating across Europe: a shock to the status quo.

Chris Bowlby travels to Vienna for a personal meeting with Heinze-Christian Strache, the charismatic new leader of the Austrian Freedom Party.

HC Strache prides himself as a smoker-cum-rapper-cum-disco dancer.

In the recent local Viennese elections in 2010 his party came in second, winning 26% of the vote.

Chris then travels to Cologne in Germany, where the Freedom Party is now planning to spread its international influence, especially in campaigning against the building of mosques.

He meets the Pro-Koeln party, which is trying to stop the building of the new city mosque, and also finds representatives from the Vlaams Blok party of Belgium and the Freedom Party of Austria in attendance.

Some see the beginnings of a new European far right alliance - in 'suits' and not 'boots'.

So will these new European populist parties continue to increase their influence over the European political mainstream, or will the mainstream take a stand?

Has Europe's mainstream politics quietly veered to the right.

02 LASTAustria And Germany20110705

Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache. He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne. And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.

Producer: Daniel Tetlow.

How populists in the Austrian Freedom party and German anti-mosque groups are growing.