Now Trump is formally in charge it’s a little bit hard to keep up with the breakneck pace of the news. In the first two weeks executive orders were being produced every day and my phone news alerts became more and more chilling! However, progress seems to have been slowed somewhat by the scandal that has threatened to break since the moment Trump came into office: his connection with Russia. The story is still developing as I write this but it’s worth keeping a close eye on developments to see if Trump is affected so early into his first term.
In this issue, we also cover the Brexit bill and preview the by-elections that will tell us a lot about Labour’s prospects, as well as looking at Trump’s actions on the global stage.
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