Monday, August 29, 2016

Gilmore on vulgar populism

Nice piece in today's Irish Independent on Eamon Gilmore by Cormac McQuinn.

I think what Trump represents is a kind of vulgar populism that is now in political fashion.

There's almost a kind of - the less you know about something the better.

In a way, what [Jeremy] Corbyn represents in the British Labour Party is the flip side of that coin. It's the left wing version of that kind of populism where it's about slogans.

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