Meet Denmark’s new anti-Islam, anti-immigration, anti-tax party

Pernille Vermund of Denmark’s Nye Borgerlige party

COPENHAGEN — For more than two decades, the Danish People’s Party ran on an unapologetically anti-immigration, populist platform, pushing Danish politics to the right by rejecting multiculturalism and opposing the transfer of sovereignty to Brussels.

Today, the DPP faces its own challenge from the right.

Nye Borgerlige, or “The New Right,” led by 41-year-old Pernille Vermund, pursues a libertarian economic agenda and wants even stricter controls on migrants in a country that already has some of the most stringent immigration laws in Western Europe.