Definition of 'populist'
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Is it absolutely necessary for populist politicians to have absurd hair? Times, Sunday Times (2016)His turn of phrase is more reminiscent of a populist politician than an academic theorist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Labour is one credible right-wing populist away from losing what it still regards as its core vote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She has previously criticised populist politicians playing to Right wing voters. The Sun (2016)Mature democracies can handle populist politicians, use them, discard them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are a tempting target for any populist politician anxious to please an audience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Such a measure would have populist appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nice populist touch here that plays well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second is that financial reform remains a potent arena for populist politics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a piece with straightforward populist appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The resulting anxiety about the potential strain on creaking welfare systems could well fuel populist movements. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His policy agenda includes too many populist measures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is a straight talker a populist touch. The Sun (2009)Both parties have been shaken by populist politics and protest votes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their populist appeal was not in doubt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But politicians want him on their side because they know that he has the populist touch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will be all about gaining populist appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But behind a clumsy grasp of administration lies a sure populist touch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His case was largely a rhetorical appeal to populist discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added that lasting hardship is set to undermine centrist politics and fuel the rise of populist politics and politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is speculation that they could form a dream ticket, intellectual rigour with a populist touch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The populist Zulu politician has made it clear he would step down only if convicted by a court. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It also would widen the chasm between the economic haves and have-nots when economic dislocation is feeding a dangerous rise in populist politics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having failed to secure these, they may now be succeeded by a populist movement that imagines itself immune from the laws of arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Only Britain's populist politics stands in the way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It isn't sound economics; it is just populist politics. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Once that is understood, it becomes easier to answer the questions being raised by populist politicians in the North. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Neither system has proved perfect, but don't let a populist politician sell a new generation a total myth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The government made matters worse by introducing populist measures, relaxing the requirements to repay, and restricting the power of lenders to recover debts. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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