‘Keep Away!’: How the Political Establishment Colludes To Keep The Populists Out, And How Trump May Be The Next Victim

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich are apparently working in concert to keep the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, away from the GOP nomination. This game of ‘keep away’, or as I knew it growing up – ‘Piggy In the Middle‘ – is going on all around the Western world at the moment as populations fall out of love with their ruling classes. Cruz and Kasich are apparently planning to undertake this strategy across Oregon, New Mexico, and Indiana – with Kasich being allowed by the Cruz campaign to focus on the first two, while Kasich will move out of the way for Cruz in Indiana. But where else have we seen tactics like this? FRONT NATIONAL, FRANCE In December last year, despite polling record results in the first round of voting, the Front National failed to win a single region in the French local elections.  FN leader Marine Le Pen lost out in the northern Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie region after the Socialist Party, led by French president Francois Hollande, instructed its candidate to pull out of the race before the second round, paving the way for the centre-right Republicains to win by nearly 15 per cent in the second round