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    THURSDAY: Relief for progressives in the Netherlands and Europe, as far right populism fails to breakthrough in yesterday’s elections; and how would EU residents living in Scotland affect a potential second independence referendum for Scotland?

    The Dutch elections delivered a blow to the far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders, who failed to achieve the success that some had expected, bringing some comfort to those who feared a shift in European politics toward right wing populism

    With the Dutch elections over all eyes are on France where voters go to the polls in under six weeks, but with Republican candidate Francois Fillon now under a formal fraud investigation, are traditional right wing voters likely to gravitate to the far right Marine Le Pen?

    Will EU-supporting Scottish voters, who backed a No vote in 2014’s Scottish independence referendum, help secure a future Yes vote if a second independence referendum is held in Scotland, given 62% of Scots voted to remain within the European Union in a UK wide referendum held in June 2016? Mark Hirst speaks to Scottish politician, Dennis Canavan.

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    Britain's EU referendum, independence referendum, Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Francois Fillon, United Kingdom, Scotland, Netherlands, France
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