0 Have your say Donald Trump still has legions of adoring fans who lap up slogans like “fake news”, “Crooked Hillary” and “angry mob”, Susan Dalgety discovers as she tries to attend one of his political rallies in Erie, Pennsylvannia, ahead of the US mid-term elections. I have never been to an Ozzy Osbourne concert, but I can imagine his fan base. Hordes of old blokes in beards and baggy t-shirts reliving their head-banging youth. Middle-aged rockers in dad jeans, their wives in too-short, too-tight skirts and their teenage offspring looking embarrassedly excited at the prospect of seeing a legend. And a new army of metalheads – high school rebels in carefully ripped jeans and “Prince of Darkness” T-shirts. Most are blue-collar, everyone is white.I was in that crowd last night, except it was not Ozzy on the big screen screaming out his greatest hits to an adoring crowd, but Donald J Trump, 45th President of … [Read more...] about Susan Dalgety: I’ve just witnessed the rock-star appeal of Donald Trump
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"He's the rock star of the new right," Johannes Vetter, a center-left Social Democrat, said when commenting on the Austrian chancellor's success in his country. The leader of Austria's center-right party managed to draw his country's right-wing forces to his side and win public support by using anti-refugee rhetoric. But right now his popularity is beginning to cross the border — he has earned the admiration of US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and from the new Italian government, which also came to power on a wave of popular desire to deal with illegal immigration. Kurz has also made appearances with CSU leader Horst Seehofer, who has taken a hardline policy when it comes to immigration. Their meeting came ahead of the ultimatum that Seehofer, a long-standing ally of Merkel's CDU, issued to the German chancellor, demanding a solution to the problem … [Read more...] about Kurz Becomes European ‘Rock Star’ as Merkel Loses Points on Migration Issue
The fabled trickle-down effect isn't lifting Kiwis' wages because their bosses are still focused on cutting costs, it's been claimed. Wage growth in New Zealand, like in much of the developed world, has lagged behind economic growth for decades. This means while there is more wealth than ever before, the share going to those who work for a living has been declining. HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham, best-known for describing New Zealand's economy as a "rock star" in 2014, told The AM Show on Thursday managers are doing what they can to keep their businesses profitable amid technological upheaval. "Businesses are still very focused on cost-cutting - they're still very much of the mindset that's something they can control. They can't control a lot of the things that are going on in the rest of the world in terms of technology and globalisation and how that adds into competition, but they can control that cost space," Mr Bloxham explained. "The thing that normally happens though, that … [Read more...] about When will NZ’s ‘rock star’ economy trickle down to workers?
Whether in song or in person, Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison was always searingly honest. The singer, whose death has been confirmed after he vanished in the vicinity of the Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh early on Wednesday morning, was an unflinching talent, his music channelling personal demons and frankly addressing his emotional struggles. Such sincerity made him a beacon for fans, who were drawn to his forthrightness and took comfort from hearing someone articulate their inner turmoil and experiences with depression. There was a lot of darkness in Frightened Rabbit yet their records were uplifting – like the hug that follows a good cry. But if it brought solace to his audience,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Scott Hutchison: the rock star whose searing honesty made him a beacon for many
YEREVAN, MAY 9, ARMENPRESS. Rock star Serj Tankian, the Armenian-American frontman of System Of A Down, who personally visited Armenia during the latest developments and was watching the election of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan from the media box in the Armenian parliament, spoke with BBC about Armenia’s recent political change and shared his thoughts. Tankian was supporting Pashinyan’s opposition movement when the then-lawmaker began his “My Walk” campaign on March 31 from Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city. On May 7, a day before the second round of voting which subsequently named Pashinyan Prime Minister, Tankian arrived to Armenia. The rock star was welcomed by hundreds of fans and personally by Nikol Pashinyan in the airport. Click here to view the video. ENGLISH: Editor/Translator - Stepan Kocharyan … [Read more...] about WATCH: Rock star Serj Tankian talks uniqueness of Armenia events