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Europe's New Politics

Assignment investigates the growing influence of populist parties in Northern Europe.

In this two part series Assignment examines a new kind of politics that is reverberating across Europe.

If Denmark conjures up images of contented Scandinavia - prosperous, generous welfare, internationally minded - think again.

In the last decade or so Denmark's politics has changed remarkably. It's been driven by a populist force, the Danish People's Party (DPP), that wins less than 15% of the vote but wields huge influence.

It's modern, tactically skilful, linking immigration and welfare in a highly effective way, spreading its appeal across right and left.

Chris Bowlby reports from Denmark and Sweden on the rise of the new far right in Northern Europe.

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25 minutes

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Sat 12 Feb 2011 06:05GMT


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