Ignore the populists at your peril

Traditional parish pump populism recognises that politics is a personal business

29th September, 2017
Since 2008, people have felt irrelevant and peripheral in a new way Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Populist politics in Ireland is distinctive because of its normality. Historically, Fianna Fáil, and occasionally Fine Gael have offered a variant of populist political speech. They portrayed themselves as being on the side of the ‘people’, who had been marginalised and rendered irrelevant by centuries of British rule.

Today, this space is being filled by a new kind of populism. Most consistently articulated by Solidarity-People Before Profit, and to an extent...

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