Right wing parties in Spain are poised to make noise in upcoming local, regional, and European elections on May 26, 2019. The Center-right Partido Popular (PP), along with the centrist Ciudadanos Party and the right wing VOX party, are positioned to rout the current Left-leaning governing coalition in Spain.
Recent polls have the Center-right coalition winning in major urban centers like Madrid and Valencia, which have been in leftist hands for the past 4 years.
The recent surge in the Spanish Right is no coincidence. Immigration is arguably the chief issue that has propelled them to the top of the polls as people are beginning to question Spain’s recent immigration policy. With Matteo Salvini as Interior Minister in Italy, over the past year many immigrants have been redirected to Spain as a result of Italy’s recent policies to secure its border.
Under Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s watch, immigration tripled from 11,464 to 33,215 during 2017 to 2018. Establishment parties in Spain are not alone in their mass immigration push. The Gefira Foundation, an organization that monitors global demographic shifts, uncovered that the Spanish government had been working with open-borders NGOs like Open Arms to bring 200,000 immigrants to Spain in 2019.
The radical socialist party Podemos has also made it public that it intends to bring 4 million immigrants to Spain by 2020. Once these immigrants reach the Spain, they would then be given citizenship and welfare benefits the second they reach Spain. Thankfully, Podemos is a minority party in the Spanish government.
Despite politically correct dismals of concerns toward immigration, the Spanish have every right to question their government’s immigration policies. The Swedish immigration case study serves as a stark reminder of the perils of open borders combined with generous welfare policies. The welfare state has impaired immigrants’ ability to integrate and contribute to the Swedish economy. In turn, many of these immigrants have formed their own ghettoes that are rife with crime and all sorts of anti-social behavior.
This trend is also rearing its ugly head in Spain. A recent story of an 18-year-old girl being raped by six Moroccan immigrants is just a sign of what is to come should Spain continue embracing these misguided policies. Thankfully, coolers heads are prevailing as right wing parties become more politically relevant in Spain.
Spain’s political class, and the rest of the European Union for that matter, should be questioning the open borders dogma globalists peddle. Virtue signaling should never form the basis of public policy.
BREAKING: Roger Stone is a Free Man, President Trump Commutes Sentence
The story is developing.
On July 10, 2020, commentator John Cardillo reported that conservative operative Roger Stone received a commutation of his prison sentence from President Donald Trump.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 10, 2020
Over the past few days, President Trump has considered commuting Roger Stone’s sentence a few days prior to his report to prison.
Stone is expected to report to a federal prison in Jesup, Georgia by July 14 where he will serve out a three year and four month prison sentence for allegedly lying under oath to U.S. elected officials during the politically contrived Russian interference investigation.
Trump has had a relationship with the Republican political operative for decades.
For some time, Trump has discussed the potential of commuting Stone’s sentence.
When asked by reporters earlier on July 10 about reports of his plan to pardon Stone, Trump remarked, “I’ll be looking at it. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”
Reuters reported that back in November 2019, a “Washington jury convicted Stone on all seven criminal counts of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness.”
The same report added that “Stone was convicted for lying to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks, the website that released damaging emails about Trump’s 2016 Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton that U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were stolen by Russian hackers.”
Stone’s commutation, while not a full-blown pardon that erases his conviction, is a solid victory for the Rule of Law.
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