The Destruction of Neoliberalism Is The Only Antidote To The Rise of The Far Right In Europe

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readJun 10, 2024

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The contagion is far worse than we all originally thought.

Italy, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom have all succumbed to the lure of the far right.

And some of their leading politicians aren’t subtle about it.

A good number of Rishi Sunak’s parliamentary colleagues have been pushing him to alter his message to outflank the extreme right, led by the arch-Brexiteer, Nigel Farage.

Hungary’s Viktor Orban has embraced far right thinking wholeheartedly and is looking forward to the return of Donald Trump to the global stage.

Georgia Meloni thinks that she is the second coming of Benito Mussolini, giving bombastic speeches about the failings of the European Union, while denigrating its neighbour for holding on to its former colonies in Africa.

And speaking of France, it is on the cusp of being swallowed whole by the abyss.

It’s bad enough that Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic, nations with trillions of dollars worth of resources have broken off ties with its former colonial overlord, but even worse might emerge with the decision taken by Emmanuel Macron, yesterday.



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible