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New US poll finds that if Trump decides to set up a new party 64% of Republicans would back it

New US poll finds that if Trump decides to set up a new party 64% of Republicans would back it

Even though he lost his party the White House last November and faces the coming impeachment trial before the Senate a new Hill-Harris finds strong backing for Trump amongst registered Republicans. The split is in the chart above. Amongst independents 28% would back it was would 15% of Democrats Last month, it was reported that Trump had floated the idea of starting a new political party but as yet no concrete plan has emerged.  Dritan Nesho, CEO and chief pollster…

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On Betfair the odds on Trump being convicted drop below 20%

On Betfair the odds on Trump being convicted drop below 20%

Several developments on the Trump impeachment move which has already been backed by the House. This of course is the biggest current political betting market where the move has been further to Trump not being convicted by the necessary two thirds majority of Senators present when it comes to the vote. The GOP Senate leader, who has been highly critical of the ex-President, Mitch McConnell, is trying to put the timing of the hearing back to February which it is…

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Special relationship: the British right’s appeasement of Donald Trump

Special relationship: the British right’s appeasement of Donald Trump

Barring a much bloodier insurrection than the one mounted two weeks ago, Joe Biden will assume the presidency of the United States on Wednesday.  Where does that leave the UK? Britain has long prided itself on its special relationship with the US, choosing to overlook the fact that the US tells France that is its oldest ally, that it has a strategic partnership with Israel and so on.  For many Leavers, focusing on the Anglosphere was a central rationale for…

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Two things we don’t yet know

Two things we don’t yet know

Donald Rumsfeld once famously said: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know”. For that, he won the Plain English Campaign’s Foot In Mouth award…

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Where will Trump be on Midday of inauguration day?

Where will Trump be on Midday of inauguration day?

Who would have thought Donald Trump, a man in his 70s, could maintain an election for over two months but even Trump has now bowed to the inevitable and realised not even inciting an insurrection will stop Joe Biden becoming President on Wednesday. The sore loser that Trump is means he has already said he won’t be attending Biden’s inauguration and the reports are that on the morning of the inauguration Trump will head to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm…

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Now Trump is struggling to find lawyers who’ll defend him at the impeachment proceedings

Now Trump is struggling to find lawyers who’ll defend him at the impeachment proceedings

This is from Bloomberg: “President Trump, on the eve of facing a historic second impeachment trial for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, is having trouble finding a legal team to defend him. Allies of the outgoing president have been canvassing Washington’s legal landscape looking for representation but so far are coming up short. Lawyers who defended him in the previous impeachment trial, including Jay Sekulow and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, have said no this time….

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The speculation mounts that McConnell could support the impeachment move

The speculation mounts that McConnell could support the impeachment move

The big development overnight on Trump is a report in the New York Times that Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell could just possibly support the Democratic move to impeach. This comes as the House prepares to debate a move later today to impeach the President which looks as though it will go through. The big doubt that existed was whether the Republicans who still control the Senate would support the move. It will be recalled that an earlier attempt by…

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George Osborne argues that the way Trump’s been constrained shows that democracy is working

George Osborne argues that the way Trump’s been constrained shows that democracy is working

The former Chancellor and now Editor of the London Evening Standard has an interesting piece in his paper tonight in which he gives his analysis of the dramatic events over the past week in Washington and argues that it shows that the democratic process is working. He notes: Having got to the White House, Donald Trump posed an almost unique danger. It’s hard to imagine a personality less suited to the judicious exercise of awesome power than the biggest narcissist…

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