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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : Why is Steve Bannon in Europe?


eshrag
11-22-2018, 09:16 AM
Donald Trump’s former strategist has been touring the continent and attempting to sign parties up to his pan-European populist project. But as the Guardian’s Paul Lewis finds, it is not going completely to plan. Plus: David Conn on preparations for Qatar 2022, the most improbable football World Cup yet

After a spell as Donald Trump’s campaign chair and chief strategist, Steve Bannon was exiled from the White House and went on the hunt for a new political project. In recent months he’s been in Europe, building a Brussels-based operation to help rightwing populist parties.


As part of a major new series, called the new populism (https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/the-new-populism), the Guardian’s Paul Lewis describes how his reporting gave him a front-row view of Bannon’s operation in Europe. He tells Anushka Asthana how he followed Bannon on a journey from city to city as he attempted to sign up far-right and populist parties to a common cause in a project he calls the Movement (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/08/italy-matteo-salvini-joins-steve-bannon-european-populist-group-movement). But European politics are fractured and complex, electoral laws are different across borders and Bannon’s goal of achieving a surge in next year’s European parliamentary elections (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/elections-press-kit/0/key-dates) is proving more difficult than he might have expected.

Continue reading... (https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2018/nov/22/why-is-steve-bannon-in-europe-today-in-focus-podcast)