Friday, November 23, 2018

Hillary Clinton"s Interview with The Guardian

Hillary Clinton
Patrick Wintour

Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are “not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support”.
In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate praised the generosity shown by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with senior centrist political figures about the rise of populists, particularly on the right, in Europe and the Americas.
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Centrist heavyweights on the global rise of rightwing populism, and what can be done to stop it

Clinton, Blair and Renzi graphic
Clinton was left dumbfounded by her 2016 defeat to Donald Trump, while Brexit has upended Blair’s legacy. Composite: The Guardian Design Team

Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Matteo Renzi: three of rightwing populism’s greatest scalps.
Clinton admits she was left dumbfounded by her 2016 election defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. Renzi’s centre-left party was defeated this year after a surge in the anti-establishment vote in Italy, a country he calls “the incubator” of populism.
Blair may not have lost at the ballot box, but his legacy, particularly on Europe, was upended in the Brexit referendum.
All three are shunned by sections of their own party that accuse them of being responsible for the failure of the centre-left to offer a sufficiently radical alternative.
But all three are still thinking deeply about rightwing populism – its causes and the threat it poses – the mistakes of the centre left, including their own, and how modern politics appears to be mobilising resentment towards a perceived elite.
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