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theguardian - 27 days ago

Steve Bannon greeted by protesters and scepticism in Edinburgh

Former Trump aide tells audience his populist nationalism is ‘exact opposite of racisim’Steve Bannon, the former Donald Trump strategist, was greeted with protests, scepticism and occasional derisive laughter when he spoke at a European media conference in Edinburgh, where he assured his audience that the populist nationalism he espouses was “the exact opposite of racism”.Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, pulled out of the News Xchange conference, co-hosted by the BBC, last month when she discovered that Bannon was attending, stating that while she believes passionately in free speech she would “not be part of any process that risks legitimising or normalising far-right, racist views”. Continue reading...

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