Saturday October 31, 2020

The establishment is turning on itself

Politicians such as Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Shane Ross see themselves as the new radicals

5th June, 2016
A fiery Donald Trump makes a point on the campaign trail Picture: Getty

In his memoir, True Compass, the former US senator Edward Kennedy details his first business meeting with US president Ronald Reagan. He was a member of a bipartisan delegation of US senators who were seeking import controls on certain consumer products. The shoe and textile industries were especially hurting. Shoe imports had risen to a 90 per cent penetration of the market.

A senior Republican senator led off, but Reagan interrupted to enquire if the shoes...

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