Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

5 02 2010

Portugal’s financial system is falling apart.

I’m sure some of you are wondering if there is a nationalist political party there that could be the big political winners in this calamity.

The answer is yes.  It’s called the Partido Nacional Renovador (PNR), or “National Renewal Party” in English.  It does not hold any seats in the Portuguese Parliament right now, but should it become a majority, Portugal’s new Prime Minister would be José Pinto-Coelho.  The PNR has borrowed the French Front National’s flame logo, and has also borrowed the “black sheep white sheep” ads from the SVP in Switzerland.  Borrowing St. George’s Cross from the BNP would be a bridge too far, though :)

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