Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


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Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.


Europe’s left-wing insurgents

September 10th, 2016

Episode 191 of 203 episodes

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 a wave of left-wing populist parties have sprung up across Europe. But nearly a decade on very few have managed to break through and win elections. Instead their darker, fear-mongering opposites on the right have enjoyed more electoral success and – arguably – had a greater influence on the political landscape. Can Europe’s populist left build on their initial success or will they fade away?