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Against populism, the centre must hold

The politics of the progressive centre has not died, but needs reinventing and re-energising if the divisiveness of the rightist populism now sweeping the West is to be fixed.

At stake in the forthcoming elections in France and Germany will be the future of Europe and, possibly, of European liberal democracy.


OUTRAGE is easy; strategy is hard. Outrage provides necessary motivation, but only strategy can deliver victory.

The emotional response to the rightist populism sweeping the West is one of protest and dismay. But if there is to be an effective fightback, there has to be a...

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