EU Scream

Don't Be Complacent

July 09, 2019 Episode 27
EU Scream
Don't Be Complacent
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EU Scream
Don't Be Complacent
Jul 09, 2019 Episode 27
EU Scream
Tony Blair and Andrew Stroehlein warn against complacency in the face of the far right and nationalist populism.
Show Notes

Tony Blair shares his two-pronged formula for taking on nationalist populists — and winning. He says Britain is making a "profound historical mistake” by capitulating to the Brexiteers. But he has a stern message for Europe too: do more to stand up for values, not just narrow national interests. The European Union still needs a “strong sense of itself,” Blair suggests. We begin the show with another warning against complacency. Andrew Stroehlein is European media director for Human Rights Watch, a group investigating and reporting abuses in all corners of the world. In May's elections to the European Parliament, some far-right and extremist parties failed to do as well as expected. But Stroehlein says Europeans must remain alert to the ways these parties are seeking to erode rights and freedoms across the bloc. 

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