And he gets right to the heart of it in this Anon Waronczuk interview for The Real News Network.
The most dramatic results of the European parliamentary elections consisted of the repudiation of the the austerian policies imposed by the neoliberalist of Brussels and national governments — including those dominated by socialist-in-name only parties.
Votes for outsiders and massive refusal to vote were the chief characteristics of the election, says University of Missouri-Kansas City economist Michael Hudson [previously], who notes that Europeans have abandoned “socialist parties” because they have swap their nominal socialism for the austerian imperatives pushed by corporateers and banksters.
We doubt you’ll find a better analysis of the elections anywhere else.
From The Real News Network:
Voters Reject Traditional Left Parties In EU Parliament Elections
Note: There’s no transcript posted yet, but when there is, we’ll update with the link.