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Populist rhetoric: Lega Nord

This is the second of a series of briefings by Counterpoint leading up to the European Parliament elections. These briefings are designed to help those looking to build a counter-narrative to populist rhetoric in Europe – including politicians, campaigners and journalists.

In these briefings, we will study the discourse of some of the most important parties that use this kind of rhetoric. We will show what their MEPs have been saying in the European Parliament and how other politicians have responded. Our aim is to shine a light on the rhetoric of these parties, to highlight when this language has had influence, and to outline where responses and counter-strategies have been effective. In this briefing, we focus on the Lega Nord from Italy.

Download the second briefing here.


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