Sure, they are now in the German Parliament! Talking to them is depressing - I often lack the patience - but it is necessary.
Coming from Switzerland, I speak from experience: We've been up against the issue for at least twenty years. The Swiss People's Party voices demands like leaving the European Convention on Human Rights. Of course you have to address such nonsense. This is boring, but also has a positive side effect: Constantly defending yourself keeps you mentally alert!
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