Thursday December 5, 2019

Europe needs to wake up to the rise of the right

The success of the Brexit referendum campaign has created a growing sense that the European Parliament could be ‘completely overturned’ in the May elections, as populist groups take inspiration from London

17th February, 2019
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Theresa May, the British prime minister, started her time in No 10 with the words “Brexit means Brexit” and has toiled ceaselessly since 2016 to make some kind of Brexit happen – even if she still doesn’t know what it is.

In her efforts, she has been forced to court the diehard Brexiteers within her party. These more radical hardline right-leaning Tories have always been within the broad Conservative church; now they are...

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