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The Guardian - United Kingdom | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Europe needs more left-wing populism

British Prime Minister David Cameron won't be able to stop the rise of the Eurosceptic Ukip party in the UK with his proposals for EU reform, the left-liberal daily The Guardian writes, recommending a different course: "[Labour Party leader] Ed Miliband has, meanwhile, argued for 'comprehensive' reform, including to restrictions on state aid and intervention. But change in Europe will need to go much further. ... So long as Europe's establishment remains locked in this Brussels orthodoxy, the only antidote to the growth of the far right is a populism of the left: one that targets class and corporate power instead of foreigners. In different ways, that has been the approach of Syriza, now leading the polls in Greece, and the Dutch Socialist party, expected to overtake Labour for the first time. Without it the rise of the racists and xenophobes will go on."

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