In recent times, there seems to have been a swing to the right in the UK and the rest of the world and a sense that our politicians are "out of touch". The victory of Mr Trump and his "make America great again" speeches are indicative of this. There is a danger that several European nations could move to the right this year.
Here in the UK, we have no effective opposition. The Labour opposition is in disarray and faces two difficult by-elections.
This swing to the right may be temporary, but all parties in all nations need to wake up and be aware.
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38704082 .