Since our last issue, quite a bit has gone on in both UK and US politics. In the UK Theresa May has had successes and failures. Despite the threat of a block by the DUP, she and David Davis took credit for moving the Brexit negotiation on a stage, so trade talks can finally be agreed. Back in London, however, May has lost three cabinet colleagues since our last issue, thanks in part to a variety of scandals. May’s cabinet does not look ‘Strong and Stable’ at the moment! In the US, Donald Trump has had successes and failures too. On the bright side for him, his controversial tax bill has been passed by both Senate and House Republicans, the first major bill Trump has been able to pass since the dramatic failure of the healthcare bill earlier in the year. On the downside, though, his approval rating is slowly sliding, and Republicans have lost seats in special elections across the country. This augurs badly for the midterm elections, and if Democrats win the house and Senate in 2018, Trump could find it even harder to pass his legislation!
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