populism

The new Swedish lesson: populism can be kept at bay by listening to voters

10 September 2018 7:57

The world’s press was all geared up to write “Rabble-rousing Sweden Democrat breakthrough” but Sweden’s voters have not obliged. The…

Matteo Salvini’s decision to turn away a migrant rescue ship is an historic moment

11 June 2018 23:15

The refusal by Italy’s new ‘populist’ coalition government of the alt-left Five Star Movement and the hard right Lega to…

Why Italy’s new populist government collapsed before it even began

28 May 2018 8:55

Italy’s new populist government – the first in western Europe – collapsed last night before it even had the chance…

What drives populism?

22 October 2017 11:28

What has led to the rise of populism? The conventional answer involves inequality, flattening wages – and general economic malaise.…

The Spectator Podcast: Rebooting the Maybot

15 June 2017 16:08

On this week’s episode, we examine the fallout from last week’s shock election result, and ask what’s next for both Theresa…

Should conservatives fear new working-class support? Some clearly do

25 March 2017 13:00

In America, an argument has broken out among journalists, writers and intellectuals in the aftermath of the presidential election about…

I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right?

11 December 2016 10:00

‘Are you Charles Moore of The Spectator?’ I answered to that description. ‘Well,’ said my questioner, ‘I am worried that you’re…

Did the ‘rise of populism’ really cost David Cameron his job?

10 December 2016 9:30

When The Spectator was founded 188 years ago, it became part of what would now be described as a populist…

EU toasts defeat of ‘backward-looking populism’ as Hofer concedes Austrian election

4 December 2016 19:20

Norbert Hofer has just conceded defeat in Austria’s presidential election after exit polls and interim results showed him losing by…

Right-wing populists surge in Germany’s state elections

13 March 2016 20:55

Angela Merkel continues to reap the whirlwind. In this weekend’s elections Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has emerged as the fastest-growing political…

Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s Donald Trump (and vice versa)

31 August 2015 15:07

The silly season is supposed to end tomorrow. September sidles in and normality replaces August’s frivolity. The reality of winter…

Podcast: the rise of left wing populism and Julie Burchill vs. Katie Hopkins

16 April 2015 8:38

What do Ed Miliband, Hillary Clinton and Nicola Sturgeon have in common? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Jamie Kirchick, Fraser Nelson and Alex…

Nigel Farage is just Russell Brand for old people

30 April 2014 13:48

Yes, yes, yes, some young ‘uns support UKIP. Just as a few black people do too. But come on. We…

If Ed Miliband is to become Prime Minister he needs more than gimmicks

11 October 2013 12:26

Ed Miliband, everyone seems to agree, has had a good few weeks, even months. Everyone agrees on this even though…