What can the US midterm elections tell us about the UK parties’ prospects?

  Elections are almost constant in American politics, and preparing for them is one of the least pleasant parts of any elected representative’s role. On the national political stage in the House and Senate, staffers allocate multiple hours per day to fundraising calls with a view to the next electoral cycle, no matter how far …

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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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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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