This is based on the UK experience, but I think some of this will also apply in the US. Why do right wing politicians push an anti-immigration platform? The obvious answer is that immigration is an important concern to their voters, and that is certainly correct.
As some hard economic truths become clear, the many ideologically uncommitted Britons who chose to leave may start changing their minds My football team, AFC Wimbledon, may be languishing down in the third division, as it was once called, but the Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Ham
Special rapporteur Philip Alston, fresh from fact-finding tour, issues devastating critique of US society and condemns ‘private wealth and public squalor’ 13.45 EST First published on Friday 15 December 2017 12.
Those who resisted gay rights have been damned. The same fate awaits bigots who dismiss trans rights
It all seems so chillingly familiar. As gay and bisexual men and women were making limited strides in the struggle for equality not so long ago, a furious backlash followed. Today’s media-driven moral panic over trans people and their rights seems like history repeating itself. Over the past few weeks, there have been almost daily articles in the press targeting trans rights and trans people. The tropes are the same. Back then, gay people were sexual predators; a “gay lobby” was brainwashing children; being gay was a mental illness, or just a phase; and gay rights was political correctness gone mad. Replace “gay” with “trans”, and that’s the state of the British press in 2017.
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Unloved, unwanted and with no lucrative media jobs to go to, Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos and Katie Hopkins are sure to be finding this time of year particularly difficult Nothing, but nothing, is higher camp than a “resting” star of the alt-right.
They’re more furious than football fans who ring phone-in shows when their team’s lost
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The government has refused MPs’ demands to alter Brexit legislation to ensure unaccompanied child refugees continue to be reunited with their families in Britain after the country leaves the European Union.
While rightwing papers call for better regulation of social media, history shows us that when such crackdowns happen it is often the left that suffers the most
Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children. It is difficult, though, not to feel discomfort about three rightwing newspapers – the Sun, the Daily Mail and the Times – all leading on the perils of social media.
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The press portrays the left as the perpetrators of online abuse, ignoring the open sewer of rightwing hatred online
Despite allegations of sexual abuse and hard right views, Moore is supported by the Republican establishment – the cumulative radicalisation of the American right is fully underway At what point does corporate America start disinvesting in the Republican party? Not any time soon seems t
The snake-oil salesmen There are many similarities between Brexit and Trump. They are both authoritarian movements, where authority either lies with a single individual or a single vote: the vote that bindsthem all. This authority expresses the movement’s identity.