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Henry McLeish

Donald Trump is the US President that the country's founding fathers feared when they set up a political system of checks and balances on executive power (Picture: Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump: Why US Republicans must break free from cult-like dependancy – Henry McLeish

In a series of articles in the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election – a contest that will reverberate around the world – Henry McLeish will discuss the personalities, issues, policies, dreams and a political system that has been shaken to its foundations by the election of President Donald Trump in 2016.

Here he asks whether Republicans will ever break free from Trump’s grip on the party and if Democrats will learn the lessons of defeat in 2016.

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Trump's Commerce Secretary says Brexit is a 'God-given opportunity' to take trade from UK (Picture: Al Drago/Getty)

Six reasons why Brexit Britain can’t trust Donald Trump – Henry McLeish

Delusional nostalgia helped create Brexit. It now looks as if this is shaping our future trade policy, the much hoped-for deal to end all deals with the United States. Not for the first time, the UK looks like a prisoner of its own past, unsure of its role in the world and, in what looks like a continuing act of national self-harm, it is abandoning the security, stability and prosperity of the second largest economy in the world. For what?

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Donald Trump has held a series of rallies in support of Republican candidates in the US midterms (Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Midterms: Voters should heed words of past presidents – Henry McLeish

America goes to the polls in the midterm elections today after a nightmare week in which the President has unleashed, even by his own standards, a visceral assault on the qualities of respect, tolerance and justice that are necessary to support a reasonable level of civility and informed political discourse in any modern country. This has been an ugly week for America.

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