In seeking political relatives of the populist “Tea Party” movement in the USA, the magazine listed Norwegian FrP as similar example of the political movement with the British Tea Party, anti-immigrant Geert Wilders's Freedom Party in the Netherlands, the ultra nationalist Zaitokukai in Japan, and anti-tax-communists in China.
Foreign Policy also described the Progress Party's views on immigration issues as “extreme” and “populist”. In the list, it was noted that FrP have been in the Norwegian politics for decades and has an extreme stance on immigration – favoring a maximum of 1,000 new immigrants per years and mandatory AIDS tests for new arrivals.
The magazine reminded that Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity and a leading figure in the U.S. Tea Party movement, visited Norway In April to offer some organizational guidance to the party and how the party is appreciated by some conservative politicans in the U.S.
About Progress Party
The party's parliamentary group consists of 41 representatives of the parliamentary election in 2009, when the party achieved its highest vote rate with 22.9%. Progress Party defines itself as a liberal party that “based on the Norwegian constitution, Norwegian and Western tradition and heritage on the basis of the Christian belief. Progress considers the current Norwegian immigration policy as too liberal, and believes that it can not continue. The party has capitalized on fears of Islamic immigration, with party leader Siv Jensen warning that the country is undergoing “sneak Islamization.
About Tea Party
The Tea Party movement is a politically conservative movement that emerged in United States in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally-coordinated protests. The name “Tea Party” is a reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773—a protest by American colonists against various acts by the British Government which, among other things, attempted to establish a monopoly on the importation of tea into the colonies by giving a cut on re-importation tax imposed on the East India Company. Today's Tea Party protests have invoked themes, images, and slogans similar to those used during the pre-revolutionary period in American history.
In the party, there is almost no black member and there is accusation of racism and racial motivations among Tea Party members. Various politicians, political commentators and columnists have expressed concern about incidents of racism at Tea Party rallies.