The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why

As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national...

[Investigation] The Glass Door of a Dundee Brasserie

Today, TNP covers a Tayside scandal. This morning, the Dundee Council Licensing Board has met to consider the application to renew the license for...

Peter Bloom | We live in a populist age – but...

This weekend the New Pretender takes great pleasure in republishing the following intervention by Peter Bloom from our partners Brave New Europe. Bloom notes the loose...

“A Hostile Environment” – Immigration in Contemporary Britain

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the Windrush Scandal, Race and the Criminalisation of Immigration in Contemporary Britain,...

Is Irish Unity possible? My journey to Belfast

This winter, I voyaged to Belfast for the first time. As an outlander, this trip profoundly changed my views on the Northern Irish conflict...

Extinction Rebellion and the Future of Direct Action | Liz Lee...

This week in the The New Pretender we bring you an original piece from Liz Lee Reynolds on the direct action movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’....

Chantal Mouffe: “Corbyn represents the implementation of a left populist strategy”

In this article, Chantal Mouffe, philosopher, professor at the University of Westminster and theoretician of left-wing populism, proffers an analysis of the strategy of...

Is Macronism Thatcherism?

Last year, during the campaign for the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron claimed a centrist position, distancing himself from both "Thatcher and...

Gilets jaunes: why the French working poor are demanding Emmanuel Macron’s...

This weekend we have the great pleasure to republish the excellent Oliver Davis on the recent “yellow vest” protests in France. Is this only...

Populism against Xenophobia

It has become commonplace to associate populism with racism and xenophobia. This is certainly true of right-wing populism. However, for left-wing populists  xenophobia and...