‘The extreme far right has made itself appear more mainstream‘

‘The extreme far right has made itself appear more mainstream‘

Since the Brexit referendum, voters in several European countries have expressed their anxiety at the ballot box about immigration, cultural values and security. Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss analyses how the extreme far right has gained some ground by changing its image. “Having far-right groups who present themselves aesthetically as more mainstream makes a mainstream voter less suspicious”, she tells Armen Georgian. “Those ideas then seem more acceptable to voters”, Miller-Idriss explains.