Heed the lesson of 2016: don't ignore the disempowered

Simon Cowan
Updated October 13 2019 - 2:37pm, first published January 19 2019 - 12:00am

This week saw British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat, then confidence-vote victory, all in the space of 30 hours. In the United States, the government has been shut down for almost a month, while both President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents remain defiant.

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Simon Cowan

Simon Cowan

Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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