British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump at a working dinner during the Nato summit of heads of state and government, in Brussels on May 25. Photo: AP

Why Theresa May and Donald Trump are proof that populism is fool’s gold

Niall Ferguson says the backfiring of Theresa May’s snap-poll gamble and Donald Trump’s waning popularity, even in his core bases, show the magic of populist memes is always transient

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump at a working dinner during the Nato summit of heads of state and government, in Brussels on May 25. Photo: AP
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