One wonders which “populist insurgents” the Economist has in mind?
This news magazine has always been very pro EU and is a mouthpiece for those who would like to see the entire planet ruled and controlled by a World Government which is why their owners attend Bilderberg meetings every year but never report on them or on what is decided.
I notice that the map produced by Dr Alf only shows mainland Europe, so presumably Nigel Farage, the UK’s beer guzzling, rabble-rouser, does not figure into the accepted order of the roll call of “insurgency” but that people like Umberto Bossi of the Northern League, Geert Wilders in Holland, Le Pen in France do.
Some 67% of ordinary people, including Germans, would like to see the back of the EU because it has failed to deliver on its promises. In the UK, the figure is higher, so the Economist is being disingenuous by trying to pretend that anti-EU sentiment is demagoguery in the minds of just a few malcontents.
Neither the jobs promised by Ted Heath, Lord Heseltine, Ken Clarke, Tony Blair, Nick Clegg et al, nor the influence on the world stage, has been forthcoming so people naturally say “Where is the substance and the benefit to us”, when no evidence can be found to demonstrate it.
Accordingly,we are all demagogues and “insurgents ” now.