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Hugo Dixon: What to do about populism?

breakingviews.com — A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of populism. In Britain, France, Italy and Spain - and in smaller countries such as Greece - the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left.

Populists Challenge European Political Order

nytimes.com — A specter is haunting Europe, the specter of populism. The old political order of Britain, France, Italy and Spain - not to mention smaller countries such as Greece - is facing challenges from populist movements, of the right and the left. Of the major European Union economies, only Germany is largely untouched.

Spain is a troubled country

blogs.reuters.com — Reform has ground to a halt, unemployment is way too high, corruption scandals are popping out of the woodwork, many Catalans want independence, and a new left-wing populist party is leading in the opinion polls. The traditional political class is at a loss over what to do.

Plor per la terra estimada

elperiodico.cat — Dilluns, 10 de novembre del 2014 AEspanya se la presenta en altres països de la zona euro com a exemple dels beneficis de les reformes estructurals. És així, fins a cert punt.

Hugo Dixon: Spain is a troubled country

trust.org — (Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Hugo Dixon LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Spain has been held up to other euro zone countries as an example of the benefits of structural reform. That's fair enough, up to a point.

Spain's Problems Leave Parties at a Loss

nytimes.com — Spain has been held up to other eurozone countries as an example of the benefits of structural reform. That is fair enough, up to a point. The conservative government's bank rescues and labor overhauls have stabilized the financial system and improved competitiveness.

Hugo Dixon: Spain is a troubled country

breakingviews.com — Reform has ground to a halt, unemployment is way too high, corruption scandals are popping out of the woodwork, many Catalans want independence, and a new left-wing populist party is leading in the opinion polls. The traditional political class is at a loss over what to do.

Don’t say quotas

neweuropeans.net — David Cameron may be on the verge of making an historic error. The UK prime minister is considering an annual cap on the number of citizens of other EU states legally entitled to work in the UK. This would contravene a fundamental principle of the EU and force Cameron to campaign to quit the EU.

Hugo Dixon: Cameron mustn’t say “quotas”

breakingviews.com — The UK prime minister is agonising over whether to impose quotas on EU immigrants. But it wouldn't be possible to do this without quitting the 28-country bloc. Allies at home and abroad should put pressure on Cameron not to make such a move. They need to act fast.

Immigration Issue Pushes Cameron Into a Corner

nytimes.com — David Cameron is on the verge of making a historic error. The Sunday Times says the British prime minister has already decided to set an annual cap on the number of Continental Europeans who are legally entitled to work in the country.
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Nov 28, 2014

@Edbowsher @shareradio thanks Ed. Do you have a link on which people can listen to the programme? If so, I will tweet it.

Nov 28, 2014

Just appearing on Share Radio to discuss populism

Nov 28, 2014

RT @matsJpersson: #Cameron: Non-EU Switzerland & Norway part of EU free movement & take in more EU migrants per head than UK -> true: http:…

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron says some changes will require Treaty change. Note this means all 27 other nations will have to agree. That's weakest point in plan

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron also playing fast and loose with term "control". What he's advocating on cutting benefits doesn't really amount to control

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron won't answer question of whether he'll advocate Britain quitting EU if he fails to get way on immigration

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron has given a good speech. Negotiating 4-year ban on in-work benefits for EU migrants will be tough, but probably doable.

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron: "If our concerns fall on deaf ears..... I rule nothing out"

Nov 28, 2014

Cameron wants to reform EU not just for benefit of Britain but for whole EU

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