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Trump may be gone, but Covid has not seen off populism

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When the pandemic struck, newspaper opinion pages were full of pieces predicting the end of authoritarian populism. Surely Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Jair Bolsonaro couldn’t survive their mishandling of Covid-19?...

It’s not all about populism: grassroots democracy is thriving across Europe

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The past decade has been a bruising one for the health of European democracy. The dramatic authoritarian turns in Hungary and Poland have attracted most attention, but nearly all European governments have chipped away...

Rise of populism down to failure of mainstream politics, says Ed Milband

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The rise of populism is “testimony to the failure of mainstream politics” and politicians need to understand the “pain” of voters, Ed Miliband has said. The shadow business secretary said it was important to give answ...

Save your local pub and help defeat populism

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Even before it was illegal to be poured a pint, our pubs were closing. One in five shut this millennium, with fewer than 50,000 pubs left pre-pandemic. This isn’t a huge surprise for a nation that’s drinking less over...