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How the right tore themselves apart


Centre-right parties face a dilemma — stick with chaotic far-right partners or lose elections by themselves.

Centre-right voters are still disproportionately drawn from the wealthier classes, write Tim Bale and Cristóbal Kaltwasser in their book Riding the Populist Wave: Europe’s Mainstream Right in Crisis. These people value their homes and their hair-tonic companies. They don’t want to overthrow the establishment.

Professor Bale also recently wrote for Encompass magazine on ‘Brexit Britain’ and public support for re-joining the European Union.

The Financial Times



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