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12 June 2017
What do the election results mean for Britain’s economy? - Globalisation is in peril. Defend it with all your might - Can Albania be saved from narco-government? - John Curtice on the secrets of election night
Last night's surprising results sent shock waves through countless political questions and policy areas, not least the country's economic future. The Conservatives should, with the help of the DUP, have enough of a majority to manage economic matters well enough. But Britain's new political landscape is bad news for the trade deals we need after Brexit.
We tend to think of globalisation as an unstoppable, almost elemental force. But really it is a political choice. And as two new books explain, the march of protectionism and nativism across the West threatens to undermine the system that has delivered prosperity to billions. How can globalisation be saved?
Albania is now a candidate for EU membership. But it is also a 'narco-democracy' - Europe's largest cannabis producer and a key gateway for heroin trafficking into Europe. Rampant corruption and an impoverished population have meant that the gangs find it easy to expand their influence. So what hope is there?
Who will know the results of the election first? Not Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May. Not even David Dimbleby. It will be the team behind the exit poll - led by the pollster's pollster, Prof John Curtice. In this special election edition of the CapX podcast, he tells CapX's Editor what he's learnt after decades spent taking the pulse of the nation.
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