FAR-right leaders in Europe are beaming with pride tonight after Vox surged in the Spanish polls to become the third biggest political force in Spain.
Much like its European counterparts, Vox, lead by Santiago Abascal, promised a much tougher stance on immigration, which included building a Trump-like wall in Ceuta and Melilla – Spain’s north African territories.
But it has also vowed to undo gender violence laws and is openly anti-LGBT.
“Great advance by the friends of Vox,” wrote Italian League leader Matteo Salvini on Twitter.
Grande avanzata degli amici di @vox_es, scommetto già pronti titoli di tg e giornali su "vittoria estrema destra, razzisti, sovranisti, fascisti…”.
Macché razzismo e fascismo, in Italia come in Spagna vogliamo solo vivere tranquilli in casa nostra.#portichiusi ???? #10N pic.twitter.com/hYWL2ovHDp
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) November 10, 2019
“I bet the newspaper headlines are ready to report ‘victory of the extreme right, racist, fascists’…
“No racism and fascism, in Italy as in Spain, we just want to live peacefully in our own home.”
France’s Marie Le Pen, head of the far right National Rally party, also chimed in on the results, which saw Vox win 52 seats.
“Congratulations to your leader for his impressive opposition work, which is already paying off after only a few years!” she said.