Monday, 19 September 2016

Democracy’s Twilight Hour

a blog post from DEMOS by Sophie Gaston

Nowhere has the anti-establishment rhetoric of the populist forces sweeping across Europe and the United States been more succinctly distilled, or with greater irony, than in former Justice Secretary Michael Gove’s Brexit call to arms: “people have had enough of experts”. It was a curious, but powerful declaration, which captured the zeitgeist as millions turned out to vote in a popular referendum that was clearly about more than just Europe.

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