Does Boris Johnson’s Victory in the UK Mean Trump Will Win in the US?

Does Boris Johnson’s Victory in the UK Mean Trump Will Win in the US?

D.D. Guttenplan on politics, plus John Nichols with the Progressive Honor Roll and Arundati Roy on India.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

The British Labour Party suffered a historic defeat last week—working class people who voted Labour their entire lives have now switched sides. Centrists in the Democratic Party say this means that the socialist program doesn’t work as an alternative to racism and xenophobia–in other words, it’s bad news for Bernie. And for us at The Nation. They say Boris Johnson is a lot like Donald Trump, and that Boris’s victory suggests Trump will win in 2020—the way Brexit foretold the 2016 vote in the US. D.D. Guttenplan disagrees, and explains why.

Plus: the end of the year brings The Nation’s progressive honor roll for 2019 – honoring those who’ve done the steady work of advancing economic, social, and racial justice. John Nichols names the elected officials and also activists, organizations, and ideas that are shaping our future—including Ayanna Presley and the Sunrise Movement.

Also: this week India is on fire—with massive protests, and massive repression, of Muslim students saying “no” to the government’s move toward making India a Hindu nation—the great Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy explains.

 

Thank you for reading The Nation!

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that moves the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories to readers like you.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Thank you for your generosity.

Ad Policy
x