A third way? Could centrism once again gain ground?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2018


As 2017 died, Daniel Finkelstein in The Times offered a dispiriting view of western politics (or, at least of Anglo-Saxon politics). Centrist parties had practically no future, he argued. It was fine to aspire to being a niche party, something like Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party. You could hoover up a special interest group and … Continue reading “A third way? Could centrism once again gain ground?”

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#Trump, Farage: Supporters’ willful ignorance beyond #DunningKruger

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2016


I heard the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s speech to 15,000 devoted Donald Trump fans in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday, August 24. The two men stood on the same stage, the people cheered and I remembered ‘This American Life’. More particularly one particular episode of the weekly public radio show, which has a couple of … Continue reading “#Trump, Farage: Supporters’ willful ignorance beyond #DunningKruger”

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After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2016


The British police are yet to conclusively pronounce on the motivation for MP Jo Cox’s murder. But if, as has been reported, her assailant yelled “Britain First” while he shot and stabbed the woman who worked for human rights and her West Yorkshire constituents, this is a moment to pause. If Thomas Mair, who is … Continue reading “After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK