Comments on: European populism poised for troubling second wave http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/31/european-populism-poised-for-troubling-second-wave/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hometown http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/31/european-populism-poised-for-troubling-second-wave/comment-page-1/#comment-18756 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 01:00:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34868#comment-18756 You seem to overlap sets of people (i.e. mix metaphors) when you label the current uprisings in Germany and the U.K. regarding immigration as “populist.” Since the Press labeled the previous uprisings in Greece and Spain regarding austerity as “populist” that seemed to anchor the term. I see the immigration situation affecting a far wider set than austerity, so I’m very uncomfortable with using this limited terminology.

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By: anotherpopulist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/31/european-populism-poised-for-troubling-second-wave/comment-page-1/#comment-18752 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:54:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34868#comment-18752 Well, I tried to comment.

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By: anotherpopulist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/31/european-populism-poised-for-troubling-second-wave/comment-page-1/#comment-18751 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:39:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34868#comment-18751 What is this ‘populism’? And who are these ‘populists’ of whom you speak? Could we interpret your use of the term ‘populist’ to describe someone who values democracy and who wishes and works to ‘pose a threat to European integration’? Because that describes me! I don’t understand what a ‘populist’ is. Please advise. Is is a Common Purpose phrase?

And neither do I consider myself a radical because I mistrust almost everything to do with the radically failing EU mess.

You say that ‘Populism hasn’t hit the big league in Germany or the UK…’ which illustrates either simple ignorance or denial of the facts. Not unusual I find in those who desire people to surrender to the unelected bureaucrats on the EU gravy train. Please note that UKip (a deeply anti EU party, unmentioned in your article – I wonder why…) won the European elections with some ease here in the UK.

By the way, I cannot, in any way, be described as an extremist for these views. I am a moderate, opposed, wholeheartedly, to my country losing its sovereignty.

Perhaps you should consider using the term ‘democrat’ instead of ‘populist’. It’s far more truthful.

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