The Netherlands goes to the polls tomorrow in what is likely to establish a new model for European politics as it increasingly confronts the rise of the far right. As far-right parties appeal to larger blocs of votes, political competition is becoming one of centrist parties banding together to block political extremism.

Godwin’s law applies here, with European politicians recognising the very real challenge that the far right poses to the liberal democratic order. Coalitions that involve the far right, as in the case of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom (PVV), have, in theory, the potential to subvert the parliamentary process.