Chancellor Angela Merkel was for extending the life of her nation’s 17 nculear reactors before she read opinion polls that revealed most Germans opposed further nuclear development. She switched nuclear power in midstream which did not impress German voters. In the state of Baden-Wurttenberg which her party had controlled for over half a century, voters gave power to a Green -Social Democratic alliance. It is interesting that Merkel played the anti-Turkish card, but that did not appear to impress voters. People are primarily concerned about jobs, about the health and safety of their lives and hate just does no make the top ten list of what they want in their lives.
French elections showed the same trend as right wing political parties were voted down while Social Democrats rose in popularity. We suspect, England is next on the list.