Watch here a film from Spiked about the long forgotten people from the Rust Belt to the Essex Coast. Spiked Magazine doc on the political and media smear campaign waged against the working classes who dared to defy modern political orthodoxy.
Brexit and Trump were two ballot-box revolts which, though different in many ways, shared one clear thing in common: the fury they provoked from the establishment.
Politicians and commentators, in the US and UK, immediately denounced voters as uneducated, racist and deplorable. Democracy itself was called into question.
Deplorables: Trump, Brexit and the Demonised Masses
Featuring: Salena Zito, Matthew Goodwin, Glenn Loury, Munira Mirza, Paul Embery, Brian Denny and more.
This is not a film about Donald Trump or Boris Johnson; it is not about those members of the elite that benefit somewhat from the new populist movements.
It is a film about voters – the people who had long been forgotten, but who now cannot be ignored. We hope you enjoy it.
Spiked – Magazine
Spiked is the magazine that wants to change the world as well as report on it. Spiked is committed to fighting for humanism, democracy and freedom. Spiked was launched in 2001, as Britain’s first online-only current-affairs publication, and is edited by Brendan O’Neill. It is a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and society. It is funded in part by donations from the Charles Koch Foundation.
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