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Professor Tim Bale, Transatlantic political twins? Trump and Corbyn defy centrist wisdom


One is a brash right-wing billionaire celebrity tilting for the White House, the other a hitherto obscure hard-left lawmaker vying to lead the defeated Labour party, yet Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have more in common than meets the eye – reports Reuters. "Both of them are populists in the sense that they believe they are tribunes of the people who they contend have been sold down the river by the elite for too long," said Professor Tim Bale. "Their pitch is that they're going to come out and clean the stables and finally bring some common sense to government."
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