The Bookie Of Revelations

As political opinion polling has been extremely hit and miss in recent years, the cognoscenti have been turning their eyes to what the betting exchange say. Then along came Brexit and the bookmakers failed there too. But is there anything the lessons of Brexit bookmaking can teach us about this election?

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Crack Pots II: Further Cracks

As Savile-esque allegations start pouring in about Donald Trump, it may be tempting to write his campaign off as finally doomed. But as we’ve been saying from the start, if you really want to understand how Trump’s core support works, you need to look carefully at the career of the crack-smoking Mayor, Rob Ford.

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Primary Urges

Politics, in general, is a deeply unsexy business. Yet it seems our appetite for porn parodies is so great that people are even willing to script, shoot and sell political filth of all stripes. With the presidential primaries now in full thrust, who’s pulling ahead in the smut stakes?

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Crack Pots

A new tell-all book about the crack-smoking ex-mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has just been released. Written by his old chief of staff, it makes for very revealing reading – but most interesting of all is what it can teach us about the surprising rise of Donald Trump.

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The Deception Inception

It’s hard enough to make sense of the modern world at the best of times, but now it seems like every second person is trying their hand at some sort of media hoax. This last fortnight alone has seen a half dozen high-profile examples. So how the hell did we lose our handle on this? And how deep does it go?

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