"Crucially, the populists offer more than just opposition to immigrants and Islam. Most combine cultural conservatism with left-wing economic policies that please their older, less-educated supporters. Poland’s PiS is lowering the retirement age and promising state aid for the country’s inefficient coalminers. France’s FN supports a lower retirement age and more protectionist agricultural policies. Mr Wilders demands that money now spent to house migrants be spent on cancer treatment for Dutch citizens.
Two exceptions are the Swiss People’s Party and the AfD, both liberal opponents of large welfare states. (Asked recently whether she would collaborate with Marine Le Pen, the AfD’s leader, Frauke Petry, answered with surprise that the FN is “a largely socialist party” whereas her party believes “in freedom and personal responsibility”.) But most right-wing populist parties are more like PiS, the FN or Mr Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV): they “like certain parts of the welfare state, but only for natives,” says André Krouwel of the Free University in Amsterdam. Governments that offer benefits to refugees but subject their own citizens to austerity play into the populists’ hands." ссылка