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Tag: Liberal

  • Thursday, November 14th 2019 - 18:30 UTC

    As populism advances, beware of the Polish secret

    In the recent Polish election, the populist Law and Justice Party won 43.6% of the vote in an election that saw the biggest turnout since fall of Communism in 1989

    By Gwynne Dyer – There is a tension at the heart of populist political parties that may ultimately lead most of them to electoral defeat. They depend heavily on the votes of the old, the poor and the poorly educated — “I love the poorly educated,” as Donald Trump once put it — but they are also right-wing parties that do not like what they call “socialism.” (Other people call it the welfare state.)

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Juncker convinced Brexit will happen, but is concerned about budget shortfall

    EU is bracing for hard bargaining between the bloc's net contributors and net recipients for the 2020-2026 period. UK is among the major net contributors

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he believes Brexit will go ahead and the EU should tackle its looming budget shortfall. “Don't believe those who say that it's not going to happen and that people in the UK have realized their error... I don't think that's going to be the case,” he told a Brussels conference.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Liberal leader pledges Lords should check an abuse of power by government with Brexit

    The Lib Dem leader said the party’s 100-strong Lords bloc would work with Labour and pro-EU Tory peers, when Brexit legislative battle reaches the upper chamber.

    Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has defended plans to use his party’s strength in the House of Lords to fight Brexit, even though he views the unelected chamber as a “bad system” that he did not want to be a member of. Sir Vince said the Lords had limited political impact, but the upper house should be used to check an “abuse of powers” by the Government.