CHAPTER 17

Evolving Political Framework

Two recent major shocks to accepted global expectations have been the election of Donald Trump coming from outside the ruling political class as the American President and BREXIT, neither of which was expected by the global media.1 While a great deal of analysis has followed both ­decisions, it appears clear that voters had become disillusioned with the political process and were prepared to shoot themselves in the foot just to have a change. The larger the sample, the greater chance for variance. In Trump’s case, there was the added benefit for the novelty available to the media circus, and in BREXIT, this could perhaps be explained by anyone who has ever dealt with departments within the EU in Brussels ...

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