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Left, Right, Left, Right – all you populists stay in step please!

Demonise the populists and the electorate become confused. And when the electorate become confused, the elites stay in power. In my first post about populism I used a very good article written by Cas Mudde, who is an associate professor … Continue reading

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Populism: it’s really all about restoring our democracy

I don’t know about you, but I think that this whole populism thing is now starting to make some sense to me. If we continue on from the previous post, we now know the origin and background of the term … Continue reading

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Democracy Alert – Radical populists seize the initiative!

On 15th March 2017, Wayne Swan, who is currently the Australian Labor Party member of parliament for the Federal Division of Lilley in Brisbane, gave a speech at an Adelaide university. Swan was a former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia … Continue reading

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Citizens of Europe – what has happened to you?

Tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness and, boy, do we need this one badly! As I reflect on the reporting of European and US current affairs that fill up all of our favourite blogs and news sources every day, … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Trump card that could win the hand

During the run up to the Brexit referendum in the UK last year, I speculated and indeed hoped that Brexit might be the catalyst to begin a major shake-up in the political and economic scene here in Europe. Of course … Continue reading

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Greece: reality finally overtakes the myth

Sadly, the Greek people have been pummeled for so long that they now seem to be immune from their economic pain. The situation in Greece is now so bad that there is no more sugar left to even coat the … Continue reading

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Is this the final act in a Greek Tragedy?

Two years ago, I started this blog as an outlet for my support for the Greeks who wished to change the course that successive governments had led them down on the path to economic ruin and destruction. At the time, … Continue reading

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