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Britain could lead the fightback against nationalist populism | Timothy Garton Ash10 Sep 1:00am

Britain could lead the fightback against nationalist populism | Timothy Garton Ash

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Parliament has stopped the Brexit bullies in their tracks. And pro-Europeans can win the democratic showdown Britain is fast approaching a democratic showdown. The Brexit saga may yet prove to be among the worst of the current worldwide horde of nationalist populisms, or it could offer the best example of a democracy fighting back. To seize the chance of the latter will require exceptional wisdom from voters who want Britain to be true to itself. The claim that British populism could be among the worst may seem like another example of Britons arrogantly overestimating their own importance. Worse than Viktor Orbán’s demolition of democracy in Hungary? Worse than what
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