Tag: EUROPEAN UNION

Where do the political parties stand on the environment? | Tom Swarbrick’s Elections Explainer

Mass protests, sizzling temperatures and a lot of anger. People are suffering, people are dying entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. The politics and reality of climate change really matters right now. To be honest, it used to be a bit of an afterthought for political parties at a general election… but what...

Who is Geert Wilders? The story of the Dutch populist who hates Islam

According to the polls, Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party look set to win the most seats in the upcoming Dutch Parliamentary Elections. Often compared to US President Donald Trump due his unique bleached-blonde hairstyle and uncompromising ‘Netherlands First’ styled rhetoric, the populist leader certainly has much in common with Trump. However, the Dutch politician, known for his anti-Islamic and...