Since our last issue, the party conference season has provided one of the main political talking points. A speech by the Prime Minister, marred by a protester, letters falling off the display behind her, and her own cough, provided the perfect metaphor for headline writers, who branded May as a weak and ineffectual leader. It even led some in her own party to call for her to go. Although all three of these events were just bad luck, it could affect her long-term prospects of remaining as leader of the country. In the USA, Trump has faced a very public backlash from members of his own party. Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, who have both announced they won’t be standing for re-election in the 2018 midterms, declared publicly their dislike of President Trump’s politics. With a small Republican majority in the Senate of only three votes, more defections such as this could spell disaster for President Trump’s plans to push through any meaningful tax reform programme by the end of the year.
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