Friday 28 April 2017

Last year taught us to expect the unexpected in 2017

Front National leader Marine Le Pen Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon
Front National leader Marine Le Pen Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon
John Downing

John Downing

On this day 12 months ago I was only vaguely aware that Theresa May was the 'Minister for Something or Other' in Britain. And I was sure David Cameron was set fair to become one of that country's longest-serving prime ministers.

Granted, in early January 2016, it looked like the Brexit referendum would give us a bit of a fright. But in the end common sense would prevail and on the night of June 23/24 all would ultimately work out all right.

In the USA, Donald Trump's latest outrage often provided a really good laugh. But surely Hillary Clinton would, probably largely by default, become President of the US?

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