Paris Riots, Brexit Angst; Welcome To 'New Europe' – Hope 103.2

Paris Riots, Brexit Angst; Welcome To ‘New Europe’

By Anne RinaudoFriday 21 Dec 2018Open House Interviews

Listen: Professor Simon Tormey in conversation with Stephen O’Doherty.

Paris has had a month of violent urban riots, Theresa May has had a slew of Brexit woes, and that’s just two of the European political headlines.

To say nothing of the Trump Presidency, populist extremists of the left and the right in South America and other parts of the globe. Then yes, the Canberra bubble gob smackery of 2018.  It’s no wonder the phone and internet stream of Simon Tormey has been running hot!

Professor Tormey, from the University of Sydney, is an expert on European politics and populism. On Open House, he took us through the troubles facing French President, Emmanuel Macron, the bitter EU – UK divorce and why voters believe the empty promises of populist politicians.

We even managed to get his opinion on happenings in Canberra, confirming for Professor Tormey just why he doesn’t follow Australian politics.

To listen to the podcast of this conversation click the red play button at the top of the page, or you can subscribe to Open House podcasts in iTunes and they will appear in your feed. 

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