Trumponomics: Growth at all costs

  It was the result that, once again, took the vast majority of pollsters, financial markets and betting markets by surprise. To put into perspective how unexpected Donald Trump’s victory was, the Huffington Post news site spent several months of the election cycle filing Trump stories in their entertainment section. The decisions he makes, the …

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Does President Trump make Marine Le Pen victory more likely in 2017?

  Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Donald Trump’s unexpected march to the White House. Western politics has experienced more upheaval in the last 6 months many people will witness in their lifetimes. As Trump’s tally mounted last night and it became clear that he would overcome his rival, Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen …

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US Elections round-up: Trump defies the odds

  Donald Trump wins presidential election Republican candidate Donald Trump shattered pollsters expectations to win the US Presidency with 276 electoral votes (at writing), having clinched the key battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Trump’s fairly early victory in Florida meant the election was on a knife-edge …

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The Final Debate: Trump’s Last Stand?

  In what political commentators are already calling the most volatile Presidential election campaign in a lifetime, the final debate tonight is even harder to predict than the tumultuous campaign which preceded it. In the blue corner, Hillary Clinton will try and do her level best to maintain her focus and read from the script …

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Grading on a curve: Why the Presidential debate season favours Trump

  The Presidential debate season is nearly upon us. Fortune usually favours the brave, but in this case it may favour the outspoken. Tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go face to face at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, quite possibly for the first time since the former Secretary of State “happened to …

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Brexit…

  […everywhere you go.] “It can’t really happen can it?” “No, the American people will make the right choice.” “Actually electing Trump would be crazy.” Sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it? How many times did we all have a very similar conversation, replacing ‘American’ with ‘British’ and ‘electing Trump’ with ‘voting Leave’? The debate around the …

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