A spectre is once again haunting Europe, but it’s not that of populism. It’s the intransigence of established political parties who prefer to denounce populists rather than seek to understand what motivates their supporters. And the EU, which set out in hope of uniting the continent, has become a source of instability – sticking to an outdated script at a time of unprecedented demographic and economic change. If Europe’s populists do go on to scale greater heights they will have Brussels, and its obstinacy, to thank.

Fraser Nelson Europe’s voters are getting angry. Leaders should listen to them instead of sneering