UK Conservatives fail to gain a majority in shock General Election

The British Conservative Party has lost its 2015 majority, in what was a striking rebuttal of Theresa May’s attempt to increase her majority and strengthen her negotiating position for Brexit. Luckily for the Tories, they will most likely be able to form a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. Theresa May has … Continue reading UK Conservatives fail to gain a majority in shock General Election

Far-right nationalism is dealt a second blow, as Le Pen is defeated in France

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France, after winning 66% of the vote in yesterday’s election. This is Macron’s victory as much as it is Le Pen’s defeat, voters rejecting her nationalist-populist platform. Macron managed to win in almost every regional district, marking a landslide victory that hasn’t been seen in France since Jacques … Continue reading Far-right nationalism is dealt a second blow, as Le Pen is defeated in France

The Result of the Dutch election marks the beginning of the end for right-wing populism

The Dutch General Election of March 2017 marked the victory of Mark Rutte’s VVD, and more importantly, it represented a notable rejection of Geert Wilders and his populist, nationalist, Eurosceptic PVV. Despite opinion polls having the PVV leading on occasion even by 10 points, Wilders lost the election by 8.2% and will not be a … Continue reading The Result of the Dutch election marks the beginning of the end for right-wing populism