The Last Post: Beware flag-waving populists, both here and abroad

Trump may be on his way out, but we’ll have to endure similar tomfoolery from our nearest neighbours for a while. Let’s not copy them

13th December, 2020
The Last Post: Beware flag-waving populists, both here and abroad
Priti Patel, the Tory home secretary and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appear committed to continuing with an ultra-nationalist approach to politics.

A tweet last Monday carried a photo of a National Front poster from the 1970s. Under the headline “Put Britons First”, it made this series of demands:

STOP immigration

REJECT common market

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