Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, Trump and now Sarkozy – Is there some sort of rebellion afoot?
The answer is very obviously, “Yes” and it seems to be coming, in part, from what is often called ‘The silent majority.’
What is causing the change and what else may follow? Is it economic anxiety of poor people? Or immigration issues, desire for return of sovereignty and patriotism? Some think it may be a lack of faith in politicians with questionable values.
In 2017 the Italians, Dutch, French and Germans will all be voting to say if they want to continue with the same politicians governing their country, or if they want a change. The elections are some months away and opinions often change with time but many of the aforementioned issues are so entrenched that things for most voters are unlikely to change very much at all. If the current mood continues and these European voters do vote for change, then I suggest we can expect quite an upheaval next year.
And if that mood was to be repeated globally, could the world cope with and survive a complete change in the way global harmonisation has worked in the past? Time will tell.