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"Far right may benefit in EU poll"

Posted by Richard Monday, February 16, 2009

Extremist parties may capitalise on voter disillusionment at the forthcoming Euro elections, Scottish secretary Jim Murphy has warned.

According to the Press Association, he has been joined by "religious leaders" to encourage greater turn out for this summer's European vote.

The participation level in the UK in the last Euro elections was below the European Union average. And a survey last year found 32 percent of people in the UK said they will "definitely not vote" in the June 2009 elections compared with 14 percent across the EU as a whole.

"Extremist parties"? Now, I wonder who they can be thinking of. Certainly ain't the BNP - they're far left.

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