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Neil Copeland

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2016: As Easy as A, B, T – Altmann, Brexit, Trump

I seem to have drawn the short straw again this year in terms of writing our year end review. To be honest, I had thought I’d used up my best ideas writing the previous two, but then I reflected a bit and realised that 2016 was actually a bit of a Steve Davis year. Interesting.

2016 will be remembered as the year a transformational and cataclysmic tsunami of populism swept away the effete liberal political elite and replaced it with, er, well nobody is quite sure what will replace it, but I’m sure it will all turn out lovely, because the people have had their say, so what could possibly go wrong? It would be churlish to point out that only a minority of “the people” eligible to do so voted for either Brexit or Trump, but now we are officially in the “Post Truth Era”, let’s not get overly concerned by anything as inconvenient as facts. (more…)