If our politicians are really concerned about the future, they've got a funny way of talking about it.
Greens senators staged a walkout during Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech.
The normal rules of political engagement – coherence, consistency, fact, logic, proportion – do not apply to members of the paranoid right like Pauline Hanson.
An anti-immigrant mood has been sweeping the West, such as in Finland.
Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Poster girl – for all the wrong reasons.
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Tone of talk about immigrants and political clashes has been changing.
Austria’s polarised electorate went for the Greens in the end.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
Out of office: Werner Faymann.
The notorious Freedom Party is on the march again, and the country's moderates are crumbling in its path.
Robert Fico is struggling to form a coalition after a national vote.
Mimicking fascists doesn't help you win votes; it helps the fascists win votes.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
Taking it in her stride.
The far-right Front National leads after the first round of voting, leaving Hollande and Sarkozy with some thinking to do.
Angela Merkel is entering her first proper war by joining the campaign against Islamic State.
IS claims responsibility for series of assaults. President Hollande says it is an 'act of war'.
Danny Nalliah’s Rise Up Australia is one example of a far-right, ‘moralistic’ party that has sprung up in recent years.
Far-right movements and parties in Australia will continue to create interest, given their policies and method of operation. Their future longevity, however, is by no means assured.
A far-right protestor carries a noose through the streets of Prague.
Anti-immigration protesters carried nooses through the streets of Prague as police stood by without acting.
Nationalist feeling is running high in Greece.
The extreme right and extreme left have found themselves united against Europe.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.
Newcastle has warmly hosted immigrants for a long time.
A march is planned for February 28 in a city with a long history of tolerance.
The protagonists are different in this political reincarnation of Pauline Hanson and One Nation, and so is the lay of the land in Australian politics.
Pauline Hanson has reunited with One Nation to contest the seat of Lockyer in the upcoming Queensland election. The reunion is an acknowledgement that neither Hanson nor her former party has fared so well…
The Sweden Democrats, under acting leader Mattias Karlsson, have triggered a political crisis.
Politicians will do anything to get into power. They’ll promise the earth and make deals with whoever they need to if it means they can govern. This is the kind of line you hear the world over. While it…