German Election hot’s up as Merkel remains the favourite

The 24th September will see Germany make a pivotal decision on its future. They can either re-elect Angela Merkel for an unprecedented fourth term in office, or vote for Social Democrat challenger, Martin Schultz, to become Chancellor. Much was made at the beginning of 2017 of Martin Schultz’s ability to be elected to such a … Continue reading German Election hot’s up as Merkel remains the favourite

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