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Europe and the Rise of Populism

The Politics Festival 2017
Spoken Word / Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2:30pm / Hall Two
£14.50 | Savers £9.50*

The populists are on the march-Brexit, Trump and the rise of right-wing parties in Europe suggest a pattern might be forming, the end of a more liberal and open era and the start of one that is more closed and nationalistic. But is the pattern uniform? Are mainstream parties and candidates starting to fight back? Across Europe and with a German election in September what will happen next? Join Steve Richards, author of the Rise of the Outsiders, in conversation with the writer and journalist, Agnes Poirier and Stefanie Bolzen, the London correspondent of Die Welt.


Agnès Poirier
 is a French anglophile journalist and political commentator. She writes for Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Monde, the Guardian, The Times and the Independent on Sunday.

Stefanie Bolzen is London correspondent for the leading German newspaper Die Welt. Up until 2008 she was a foreign news reporter and editor for Die Welt in Berlin covering issues including Eastern Europe, EU enlargement and energy policy.

Steve Richards is an award-winning political commentator and broadcaster. He has written columns for the GuardianIndependentNew StatesmanSpectator and Times. He presents Radio 4’s A Week in Westminster and is a panellist on BBC 1’s Sunday Politics. His one-man show Rock‘n’Roll Politics is a regular event at Kings Place and the Edinburgh Festival. He has presented BBC series on Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. His latest series for the BBC, Reflections on Leadership, took the form of six ad libbed talks on modern Prime Ministers and is available on the BBC iplayer. His latest book The Rise of the Outsiders is published by Atlantic in June.

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