European Parliament

Curiously outsiders of the EU or the hallowed Yes afford, even if they have just arrived in this city, but not the more than half a million latinos who are not yet citizens, despite the fact that many of them live there since the last millennium. The shift to the center-right seen in England can finish doing that the hard left does not come to the Assembly but allow Yes that, for the first time, the neo-Nazis of the BNP (British national party) leguen to this. Without having this time an election to the European Parliament (as there was in May 2004, at the same time that the city of London), which benefited to the Party of the independence of the United Kingdom (UKIP) – a force that only takes in this kind of election votes pose reject to the EU – and taking into account that UKIP has been divided, it is likely that the BNP, strengthened in certain local elections, in its organization and capitalize on the white working class unhappy with labour, is a surprise. If Brown and Livingstone had tried riding the pro-socialista wave that came from Spain and France his chances had improved. Instead Brown gave Sarkozy the best reception London has given to a French President in decades, which can not channeling that wave anti-conservadora. At this stage it is very difficult to prevent the Conservatives manage to be the first force within the London Assembly or to become to win in most of the 15 London areas where a representative is chosen directly before this. However, Livingstone still can give a fight and give the surprise to regain the Mayor’s Office.

He has said that this is the most difficult of his life battle, is a master at tactics and is possibly the most popular labor that there is. A possible tory London victory would do that for the first time the Mayor of this city, created in 2000, pass into the hands of the right. Livingstone will say that this is a disaster because it would affect their programs since transport and housing and the modern and multi-ethnic character that wanted to impose upon London. Conservatives, for their part, will see that triumph as an escalation to undermine and depose the labour and make a Government who wants to stimulate the economy by promoting lower taxes but more privatizations and concessions to investors and also try more to control immigration and crime. While for Brown is a positive thing to be so close to the French President and for Livingstone be within the ruling party, the truth is that new Labour’s Alliance with the European conservatives at the end finished working in favour of the tories and that Ken gobiernismo turn out to be its Achilles heel.