The wave of populism, a response to the failings and  corruption of politics in our society, may shift to what I will term principlism - the election of new leaders known for their principled  stances and willingness to make difficult decisions in favour of the wider society.

Instead of us vs them, us for them.

In Central Europe, which has been plagued by corruption and populist exploitation, Slovakia just elected a pro rule-of-law party.

As The Christian Science Monitor writes "An election win for an anti-corruption party in Slovakia signifies a popular shift toward  making honesty and merit the rule in governance". Read their editorial here.

The work to bring back honesty to government, and merit to the civil service in Hamilton is underway. 2022 seems a far way off, it is not.