THE OBSERVER: Farage: Bannon plan could help populists to EU election victory

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Release date: 29/7/2018

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However Robert Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester and co-author of Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, was unconvinced that Bannon could dramatically shape Europe’s political landscape.

“I think shares in Bannon are overvalued. This idea that he’s going to become this pan-national Dr Evil figure producing this big radical right alignment ... there are some big barriers to entry. Influence in the US doesn’t really translate to influence in Europe.”

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TitleFarage: Bannon plan could help populists to EU election victory
Media name/outletThe Observer
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/07/18
DescriptionHowever Robert Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester and co-author of Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, was unconvinced that Bannon could dramatically shape Europe’s political landscape.

“I think shares in Bannon are overvalued. This idea that he’s going to become this pan-national Dr Evil figure producing this big radical right alignment ... there are some big barriers to entry. Influence in the US doesn’t really translate to influence in Europe.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/29/farage-bannon-populists-eu-election
PersonsRobert Ford