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Sep 28, 2018, 10 tweets

THREAD: We've been looking at populism in Europe over the past few months. If you've missed any of our reports you can see them here. Let's start with this one examining if Switzerland is the birthplace of populism

@ggatehouse | @maya_rstw | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw Sweden is usually recognised as being innovative, transparent and progressive, with good healthcare, welfare and gender equality.

More recently, however, a growing chorus of Sweden sceptics have emerged #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw Earlier this month we travelled to Cottbus in Germany where the nationalist AfD party are leading in the polls

@johnsweeneyroar | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar In July we spoke to the former PM Tony Blair on Brexit, Labour and... populism

@EvanHD | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD And of course back in February 2017 John Sweeney met Geert Wilders

@johnsweeneyroar | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD We turned our attention to Victor Orban earlier this year and asked: Is Hungary turning away from the EU and heading towards a new form of ‘illiberal’ democracy?

@alittl | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD @alittl In the UK we went to meet some of the Tommy Robinson supporters

@ggatehouse | @maya_rstw | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD @alittl In June this year the spotlight was on Bavaria where German Chancellor Angela Merkel had come under fire over her refugee policy

@mihretyohannes @ggatehouse | #newsnight

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD @alittl @mihretyohannes In June Italy's new hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini sent packing a second migrant ship in as many weeks, declaring it unwelcome in Italian ports. We asked: Does the European Union face an existential crisis over migration?

@ggatehouse @maya_rstw @johnsweeneyroar @EvanHD @alittl @mihretyohannes We travelled to Poland to examine the support for – and opposition to – the country’s populist Law and Justice Party

@ThomsonRadio | @mihretyohannes | #newsnight

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