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Matthew Goodwin

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Past articles by Matthew:

Labour is doing well, but it could still lose the election. Here are the three big hurdles it must overcome

The party hasn’t reconnected with its traditional working-class voters, says academic and author Matthew Goodwin → Read More

Boris Johnson’s Leveling Up Agenda Is Missing Something

The prime minister has staked his government’s future on doing more for those left behind by economic growth. But is he looking at the right policies? → Read More

In Brexit Britain, we are positively happy

It was only a matter of time until somebody linked the decision taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Brexit. “It’s the racism,” claimed the writer Afua Hirsch in The New York Times. “With a new prime minister whose track record includes overtly racist statements . . . a Brexit project linked → Read More

Boris Johnson wants to call a U.K. election. But can he win it?

Nothing is simple in U.K. politics at the moment. → Read More

New politics and the far right – Politics Weekly podcast

Rowena Mason is joined by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Katy Balls and Matthew Goodwin to discuss the Brexit party, Change UK and the European elections. Plus: how politics shifted to the right → Read More

The British System Is Stacked Against Breakaway Parties

The Independent Group could influence the direction of Britain's politics, but it won't be by winning large numbers of seats in Parliament. → Read More

Populism, Trump and the US midterms – Politics Weekly podcast

Pippa Crerar is joined by Gary Younge, Matthew Goodwin, Stephen Booth and Rafael Behr to discuss the results of the US midterms, and what the results mean for the tide of national populism around the world → Read More

National populism is unstoppable – and the left still doesn’t understand why

It’s evidence of a much broader, older social fragmentation, says academic and author Matthew Goodwin → Read More

The Party Is Over

The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay. → Read More

How the Rise of National Populists Has Rattled Europe’s Center-Right

Many observers have interpreted the European Parliament’s vote last month to censure Hungary as an attempt to push back against far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The move was an important reminder that it is not only Europe’s center-left that faces an uncertain future amid resurgent populism. → Read More

Why national populism is here to stay

Those yearning for a new liberal centrist politics are going to be disappointed – but can they offer an alternative? → Read More

Why a far-right party with white supremacist roots is on the rise — in Sweden

The Sweden Democrats are riding a wave of public concern about immigration. → Read More

Rows, resignations and Trump's arrival – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Ian Dunt, Madeline Grant and Matthew Goodwin in a chaotic week for the government. It began with the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson and ended in a diplomatic firestorm with the arrival of President Donald Trump → Read More

Counter-Revolution: Liberal Europe in Retreat, by Jan Zielonka

Book of the week: Anti-populists need to look in the mirror instead of fixating on political rivals, says Matthew Goodwin → Read More

Italy Is the West’s Future –

The chaos of Italy's election is the result of long-standing trends — and a preview of what's to come in Europe. → Read More

Yes, there was a “youthquake” in the 2017 snap election – and it mattered

Young people were much more likely to vote Labour in 2017 than was the case in 2015. → Read More

What Does a Divided Post-Brexit Landscape Mean for Britain’s Populist Right?

In the nearly 18 months since the Brexit vote, Britain’s political landscape has changed considerably. The Conservative Party has been weakened, the Labour Party has grown and the hard-right U.K. Independence Party, or UKIP, has faded. But does this mean the populist right has no future in Britain? → Read More

Brexit Sends Labour Back to Class

If Jeremy Corbyn’s party is ever to get back in power, it has to win over its lost workers. → Read More

The Brexit election – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Rowena Mason, John Harris and James McGrory to discuss party strategies as they head out on the campaign trail. Plus: has Brexit killed Ukip? → Read More

The constituencies where the Liberal Democrats can take on the Tories

There are nine seats where Liberal Democrats are within striking distance of victory in an election fought on Brexit issues. → Read More