Marine Le Pen: France’s Trump is on the rise

Vive le Front National! Vive la République! Vive la France! Marine Le Pen is a leading candidate in the French presidential race. The first round of voting is on April 23rd, which will narrow the field to two for a runoff election on May 7. Marine Le Pen is a Continue Reading

Nigel Farage: these politicians are destroying democracy in the UK

>> ALL RIGHT. GOING RIGHT NOW TO THE STREETS OF JOLLY OLD LONDON. NOT SO JOLLY WHEN IT COMES TO BREXIT. THESE ARE BREXIT SUPPORTERS WHO DON’T LIKE THE WAY THESE THINGS ARE MELTING BEFORE THEIR EYES. NIGEL FARAGE IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST ENDORSERS OF EXITING BECAUSE THEY SAID Continue Reading

Brexit and the Battle for Democracy

You can’t undo it, you can’t undo that vote. That vote happened, it will always have happened. Whatever they do, it cannot be changed. It energized people; it brought people back into politics. It was a moment in which the public intruded on history. [Tom Slater, spiked] So, referendum night. Continue Reading

Democracy Is NOT Dying | NFTGA Chapter 17

OMG you guys! Democracy is dying! Nationalism is surging in the United States and Europe! And have you heard about Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hungary’s Viktor Orban! They’re the worst! And China has gotten rich without getting democratic It’s all all over.What can the freedom loving US government do Continue Reading

Kamall: Nazis were socialists

Thank you very much Mr. President, Mr. Vice Presidents. Mr. Bullmann, I would remind you, when you talk about right wing extremists you have to remember that Nazis were national socialists, it’s a strain of socialism. So lets not pretend, it’s a left wing ideology they want the same thing Continue Reading

Corbyn and Johnson clash over no-deal Brexit: ‘Anti-democratic and unconstitutional’

This is not a bill in any normal sense of the word: It is without precedent in our history. It is a bill that, if passed, would force me to go to Brussels and beg an extension. It would force me to accept the terms offered. It would destroy any Continue Reading

The Sargentini Report: A European struggle for democracy in Hungary

Do you know who this is? No. -No. No. Nobody. Well, tell me who you are and what you have been up to. I am Judith Sargentini and I investigate the constitutional state in Hungary on behalf of the European Parliament. Thank you. -Miss Sargentini, you say Viktor Orbán poses Continue Reading

Knowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters

How are policies made? Ideally by taking the best decision after weighing the facts. The outcome should also reconcile the different values that exist in our society. Reality looks different: the amount of information to be considered is increasingly complex and overwhelming. And often our biases distort how we process Continue Reading

Why Europe’s nationalist parties all sound alike

Three… …European… …politicians They speak different languages… …but they’re all singing the same tune This European Union is a horror show Today’s disorderly Europe is incapable of finding solutions We are going to Europe in order to overturn this Europe And that’s weird… …because one belief that unites these nationalist… Continue Reading

Michael Gove does not rule out ignoring legislation to stop no-deal Brexit

See what the legislation says, You’re asking me about a pig in a poke and I will wait to see what legislation the opposition may try to bring forward but we know what – We’re in new constitutional times, but for a government to say ‘we won’t abide by legislation’ Continue Reading