The Royal Family Has A Terrifying End Of Year Warning

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Prince Charles has warned against the rise of populism, going so far as to say that it risks repeating the ‘dark days’ of the 1930s. 

The 68-year-old heir to the throne appeared on the popular BBC Radio 4 show Thought for the Day where he expressed his concerns over a perceived increase in religious hatred.

He also pleaded for nations around the world to accept those of all faiths fleeing from religious persecution, The Evening Standard reports.

Charles warned:

We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith.

This has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s. I was born in 1948, just after the end of World War Two, in which my parents’ generation had fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe.

That nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is, to me, beyond all belief.

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The prince’s comments come in the wake of a number of populist victories across the world including the election of Donald Trump – who ran on a populist platform – and the success of the ‘Leave Campaign’ in the UK.

Next year the French will go to the polls to determine their next president and the right wing populist Marine Le Pen is the third significant front-runner in the race.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.