A few years ago, a contributor to The London Review of Books wrote, “For the first time in its history, the European Left no longer has a project“. Not so: the Left has never lacked a project. When it divorced its white working-class constituency, it did so in order to channel its passion into the greatest of all social projects: to make amends for colonialism and WWII by declaring all accidents of birth, wherever they might be found, null and void. Redress could be had simply by migrating to Europe.
Macron dénonce «la lèpre» populiste en Europe LE FIGARO, 22nd June 2018. The countries of Central Europe will boycott the summit meeting on the migration crisis set for Sunday (24th June) in Brussels. One camp against another. In a virulent speech given on Thursday 21st June at Quimper [Brittany], Emmanuel Macron chose confrontation over consultation — with the populist governments now in power in the heart of Europe — in the struggle against “resurgent nationalism, and the closed borders advocated by some”, and those who “discard even [the right to] asylum”. Just a few days before a particularly tense mini-summit dedicated to migration, the Head of State appears to have wanted to kick off the campaign for next year’s European elections.