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What will President Trump be like? Will there be a general election? Will the Euro survive the year? Evan Davis debates what 2017 holds in store for the UK, Europe and the US.

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As we all head back to school after the Christmas holiday,


we've assembled a class of the very brightest students.


And we're giving them a first-day test.


The big questions for the year ahead.


And the shifting structure of super-power politics.


When do you see the United Nations solving problems? They don't. They


cause problems. On Britain, Brexit and politics here. We have set


ourselves on a new direction. And on the European


project: is it populism and retreat this year,


or business as usual? 40 minutes to answer as many


questions as you can. Hello, we haven't put


them in school uniforms, but we have borrowed the chairs


and desks to get into the right mood for the new term,


and to start the year each new term felt like a fresh


start - neatly ironed clothes, And then, very quickly you found


that the new term carried It's the year with the honour -


or dubious honour - So with our brainy panel


of the able, gifted and talented, we'll be trying to predict


what will be happening this year. It's only 17 days now,


until President Trump. So, let's start with some


questions about him, But frankly, we really don't know


much about what he thinks he'll He's already disowned some


of his own campaign lines, No, it's OK. Forget it. That plays


great before the election. No, we don't care, right?


His style is obviously erratic presidential


proclamation by Twitter, leading his fight against the elite


from his expensive New York apartment, with his oddball


It'll be interesting to see how they all get on.


So, question one, what kind of president will President


From President Putin, who hopes he's found


a new best friend, to China, which fears it may have


The truth is there are two populist foreign policies,


He could take the US back to its pre-World War II


America first, who cares about the rest of the world?


Or he could be more internationally assertive, aggressive, even.


Or could he surprise us by being consensual?


So the question, what will the new world order look like?


There is a specific issue facing us all as we wake up


to news of atrocities, month after month.


I have a substantial chance of winning. If I win, I don't want to


broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is.


But we do know that he puts less weight on fighting Assad


So a specific question for this year, will the West


Well, some of the questions are essays, some of them a bit shorter.


But there are no right answers at the moment -


But to answer some of these US-led questions, I'm with:


Let's start on Trump. There are two visions, stable, pragmatic Trump who


bases himself in Washington and another Trump, the Twitter Trump,


erratic, unpredictable and perhaps sometimes reckless. Jan


Harper-Hayes, you're from Republicans abroad. Overseas.


Republicans overseas. Which Trump is it going to be? It's not a which


Trump. He's a person of duality. If you think about it, he's very


pragmatic. He's very action oriented. He's very much like Ronald


Reagan. He said Mr Gorbachev tear down that wall. Trump is, I'm going


to build the wall. He is going to be a president like JFK, like LBJ and


even Bill Clinton. You wouldn't have asked Franklin Roosevelt to get off


the radio. You would not have asked JFK to get off the TV. We don't ask


Trump to get off Twitter. Tamsin, you're looking less optimistic.


You're a writer, environmentalist, political activist. It's not the


fact that Trump is on Twitter that we mind. It's what he says. Judging


by what he says and who he poise, there we have his -- he appoints,


there we have in the White House is a racist, sexist, climate change


defire. -- denier. Do you accept that you might be wrong - Hey, it


doesn't matter. You say 2017 might be the year when he is sort of


within normal parameters. I I think the language he has legitimised, the


hate crimes we're seeing across America, can't be just wash add way


in saying hey it doesn't matter. What you incite when you say things


as misogynyst as he has said, when you say we're going to build a wall,


when you exclude people from the vision of the United States of


America, when you exclude people from your country, the language


you're using, then what that provokes is really scary. To be


honest, the only thing that I see good about the Trump era is the


resistance that it will create. I'm excited to see that. Matthew Parris.


You're bigging him up too much. He's just an idiot. The conventional


wisdom has been oh, he's actually very wise. He'll deal, get sensible


people around him. He won't. He's an idiot. America has had a lot of


idiots as presidents. Bush was an idiot and look what he did. He wail


carry on -- will carry on being ridiculous. The State Department


will resist him and Congress. The earth will continue in its orbit.


Ted Malloch you're flying over there tomorrow and hoping to perhaps get a


job in the Trump team. You're based here. Do you accept that there are


idiot-like features in Donald Trump? No, we had an election and we won


that election. The American public has spoken. Trump is not any of the


things that has been described. He's a fabulously successful business


person, who placed -- plays chess frankly two moves ahead of everybody


else on the board. I think we're likely to have a near American


nirvana in the next 100 days. It won't even take a year. His approval


rate figures a year's time, let's make a prediction, you think they'll


be... 60%. Running very high. Perhaps the real test is in his


foreign policy, between these two Trumps I describe, the erratic one


and the more stable one, what are you hoping for from a Trump foreign


policy? Are you hoping he will go out - I actually am not so worried


on the foreign policy side. I think it's looking at the domestic. If you


look at what makes us a strong power, it has been our military, our


economic and soft power, the diplomacy. We have 60 consulates,


embassies, missions. China only has a few. I think that he really wants


to concentrate on America because we have been spending so much money


since the Marshall Plan building other countries up, taking care of


other people. We have a lot of people to take care of at home.


You're answering one of the questions I hinted at in that video


- isolation versus assertiveness internationally. You think he'll,


it's going to be more - the world should expect more isolation? No,


again, it's like everyone took Trump literally instead of seriously. When


you take him literally you take phrases out of context and


misinterpret him. It is not isolationism. He wants to do


bilateral agreements. It makes so much sense in the changing world


today that when you're doing bilateral, if things aren't working


between the two of you, don't worry about 15 other countries.


Renegotiate and make things work. That's the direction he's taking,


not isolationism. One big issue, Paris agreement, climate change,


let's face it, it's taken quite a lot of painful negotiations. It's


taken years of people's lives. The commit to get that - sorry. What are


you expecting over the next year? I don't know what to expect. I fear


that he will take the United States out of Paris agreement. And if he


does that, it lays waste to the relentless work of an international


community who are set on protecting our future against climate change.


That's why they meet and that's what they've come up with, their best


effort to do that. It took decades to get there. Now we have a


president who is treating it like it's children's home work that he


can tear up and throw away. As a generation who is moving into the


climate change world, we are going to have to take positions of power


in a world that will look so different from the one we have today


and to have the most powerful person in the world appointing climate


change sceptics... Can you give any assurance? No, it's quite likely


that America will be first again. That America will be more


unilateral. It will be more bilateral and it will be much less


multilateral in a Trump administration. Which means things


like that treaty and other multilateral accords and certainly


your comments on the United Nations, I would agree are likely to take the


back seat. Dia Chakravarty, I know you're a Brexiteer here. You're on


the right of politics. Are you hopeful or fearful for the next year


in Trump terms? The way I describe myself would be a liberal really. I


believe in liberal economic policy. I've not seen much liberalism from


Trump at all. He does talk about cutting taxes, but in the same


breath, he talks about increasing spending. That's debt going up. When


it comes to opening the country for them to trade in, we've seen what


happens with Ford and General Motors just today. None of that is


particularly liberal. So I don't really know what I'm meant to be


excited about here at all. In many respects we've admitted we don't


know what to expect from Trump. He's all over the place. One last


question, the one I put at the end there. Could we begin to win the war


against IS? Jan, Ted, speaking for Trump, do you think this is going to


be a turning point, Matthew perhaps? We can't win the war against IS, but


we can't lose the war against IS either. There's no danger of that.


In the end, I imagine that IS will disappear and be replaced by


something else. Remember there was Al-Qaeda before them. The Taliban


before them. There'll be something else that follow them. The thing


will just smoulder on. Jan, put in a last. From foreign policy stand


point what he really cares about is attempting to defeat Isis. Working


with all of our allies and working with the Middle East. He would


rather have the Middle Eastern countries set up camps for the


people to stay there, to help out financially, but not go over and


deal with it. And cyber security is going to be top on his list, both in


relation to Isis and hacking and everything else. Cyber security is


going to be on Donald Trump's list. I thought he was quite relaxed about


this. You know what, I guess, I don't know how to respond at this


point now that he's president-elect, when people make fun of him or when


people make him a dichotomy or an either-or. The fact of the matter is


cyber security is something that impacts all countries. So he wants


to work with our allies to share information, to share intelligence,


to get around the data protection aspects in Europe. The more we share


information, the more we can keep all the countries safe. Interesting


take. Let's move on. Right, well let's move


on to the next section of the test. And I suppose it combines politics


and a bit of geography, given that the big issue is how


close to the European Only nerds had heard


of Article 50 a year ago. Now it's all the talk


of the playground. And if all goes to plan,


it'll get used for the first time But because we are pioneering our


course out of the EU, who knows what life in this land


called Article 50 will be like. The living may be easy,


but more likely, yes, more likely, In my opinion, the only alternative


to a hard Brexit is no Brexit. Yes more likely Brexit will be


challenging. The tendency is to think the PM


will call the shots, but the interesting debate will be


among the remaining EU members So the question for Britain


in 2017 is this one. What kind of Brexit


will begin to emerge? By the year-end, we shall


certainly have a clue. Brexit of course is the great schism


these days, which has kind of disrupted the usual


course of politics. Stuck in a dilemma,


Labour has to respect the referendum vote for Leave,


but can't afford to leave the votes Ukip and Tory, even the Lib Dems,


have been taking Labour votes in We're going to be campaigning on


economic justice issues from now on. We're going to be calling out this


Government for increasing inequality and injustice. I think that message


will get across. But is Corbyn enough


of a vote winner? So as we look at 2017,


the big political question We of course had a general


election two years ago, Is it time for another,


for May to get a mandate. So a specific question


for the year ahead, will we be Let's pick up on the Brexit side of


that. Just to get some Brexit views and I believe these three on the


right for the minute. We had you in this studio during the referendum


campaign, do you have any fears about the kind of deal we are going


to get. You were on the Brexit side, any concerns or nervousness about


it? I think we ever did the fear a little bit even before the


referendum. The way we need to look at it, we have got to make this


work. And the constant letting down of the country, from certain


quarters, it is getting tiresome. Sir Ivan Rogers, our most senior


ambassador in Brussels who resigned today, the BBC obtained his


resignation note to his colleagues and he said ministers need to hear


uncomfortable truth, serious negotiating experience is in short


supply in Whitehall, the commission of the council are well prepared and


he said to colleagues, I hope you will continue to challenge ill


founded arguments and muddled thinking and never be afraid to


speak the truth to those in power. Is he just some kind of complainer?


It sounds familiar, we heard all this gloom and doom story before the


referendum then we have the referendum and nothing happened to


completely destroyed the world as we know it. But we kept hearing it was


going to get worse. Then another economic quarter came and things


were still not as bad as predicted. So at this stage I have no reason to


believe him over any of the others constantly trying to warn us before


we actually went through the vote. You were amongst those warning


before we went to the vote, but it would be a bad thing to me. Are you


any more optimistic now? Yes, I did think it would be pretty quickly a


disaster. I now think we may just bump along, not growing quite as


much as we might have. Not exporting, not being the tiger


economy bounding out into the world that was promised. We may just bump


along. But there is one thing that is going to happen in the coming


year and that is the issue everyone is trying to avoid. The question


once we have triggered Article 50, can we change our minds and that is


going to be the big question during 2017. Because I think probably we


can. I do not think we have to leave. You're not thinking that we


might change our minds? A service we realised the UK does not have to do


leave the EU if we do not like the deal we get then Parliament will


become interested again. Matthew Goodwin, you are an expert on the


politics of populism, the parties of the right, outside parties. Do you


think there is any going back now? That we begin to have second


thoughts and maybe patch something together that is more in than out.


There is no evidence of any significant changing of minds


amongst the electorate, it is simply not there. Let me suggest one


possible scenario. There is an assumption at the moment that the


British electorate when they experience some kind of economic


turbulence that they will rush back to the centre and said we have made


a terrible mistake, cancel the whole thing and go back to the EU. There


was a possibility that they would go the other way and say actually, the


EU is not playing ball with us, and they become harder in their views.


That is not being seriously considered at the moment. Because it


will be an unfriendly Brexit that would cause the difficult economic


times and that is the one that makes you not want to go back in. That is


no 1's interests, we want what is good for us but also do not want to


be unfriendly to our neighbours. You heard Donald Tusk saying that the


choice is a hard Brexit board no Brexit. Maybe that is for liberals


like you, that is the difficult truth. It is absolutely true. Soft


Brexit is presumably Norway, where we keep a lot of what we have but we


are not actually in the EU. Who made the best argument against that, it


was the remainders. We said it would be ridiculous and worse than just


being in the EU. If we're going to leave it is probably going to be a


hard wrecks it. -- Brexit. Well we have heard claims about public


opinion, do you agree with that assessment? I must put my hand up, I


have asked a lot, surely now the focus groups are showing that people


now that they know what is happening, they regret it and if we


ran the referendum again they would vote differently. The answer is no


and if anything, I think the other way around. There is some evidence


suggesting people who voted remain now just want to see the thing


through. And it relates back to the Trump argument as well, there is


this sense of the ordinary people against the elite. One guy said to


me in a focus group, when I woke up the next morning and found we had


gone Brexit, I felt England had won the World Cup. He felt it was his


team against the others and he had won. It is a powerful and emotive


thing. Moving on to British politics. Brexit will play into that


I want to bring you in. Someone who knows about the odds. Can the Labour


Party recover? We have an early test in the Copeland by-election. It is


difficult to see how the Labour Party can move on from its current


situation. Their leader is the only leader in the history of labour who


has never had positive ratings on any poll ever. That is a very


serious situation. And the polling just gets worse and worse. You


remember you only get one chance to make a first impression and he made


a bad one. People will be saying that the polls have been wrong, the


experts have been defied. There is an argument that says if Brexit Gus


Bradley the public will vote for someone other than the incumbent


government and Jeremy Corbyn would be an antiestablishment candidate on


the other side and a place they feel they may go. He does not come over


as a credible figure, that is the big problem that Labour face. They


have a leader who is seen as being all over the place, a leader who is


tainted with IRA and other terrorist links. Just remember what the Tories


did to Ed Miliband because he ate a sound which one it awkwardly. -- 8+


which. It is interesting what you say about the sandwich, the media


went for him and so public opinion followed and we are seeing something


similar with Jeremy Corbyn. The polls are following, there is


blanket bad news coverage and now no news coverage really of him. I


really hope that people will get behind him. I'm not thinking you


have much confidence. The Green Party have gone to him and said we


need to form Progressive alliances. That worked in Richmond, we got a


left wing person in, someone who was not a Tory. He needs to explore more


interesting ways and more modern ways of doing government. That is


through alliances. Thinking about Ed Miliband for a moment, in the last


Parliament he was scoring 12, 15% higher than Jeremy Corbyn is now and


we know what happened after that. On the subject of the polls, as you


know, when they get it wrong they tend to understate labour and not


overstated. If they are wrong they are likely to be wrong the other way


round. I think it is worse than you are saying for Jeremy Corbyn because


in focus groups it is not that people do not like him, but he is


literally irrelevant and has nothing to say to them. I did some focus


groups a few weeks ago and I showed a photograph at half the people they


did not know who he was. Jeremy Corbyn is no good but he may go and


you imagine if Ed Balls came back in to leave the Labour Party, imagine


Theresa May stumbles badly. That is a big leap of the imagination.


Forget the leaders, the Labour Party, this is a crisis facing


social democracy, they have run out of ideas. The rules of politics have


changed and the Labour Party and socialists have nothing to say to


that. It is not about Jeremy Corbyn or Labour, it is social democracy


running out of ideas. Just a show of hands, how many feel they will


probably be a general election this year in the UK. And how many do not


think there will be. That was interesting. The rule for exams, if


you do not finish a question it does not matter as long as you said


something clever. And on that note,


we have to move on. We've talked about Brexit,


but Europe has other issues If Trump made the US the country


of global attention in 2016, it is the continent of Europe


which may dominate 2017. She and her National Front


are the ones to watch. She is running at about 25%


in the polls, for the French When the vote comes, given the size


and importance of France, whether she wins or loses


answers the big European Which is, will populism advance or


retreat on the European continent? It's been a rough few


years for the EU. The migrant crisis has


exposed the fragility Schengen for example removed


borders, but some of them went up again very quickly when large


numbers of people came in. Europe's been trapped


between retreating and reinstating national boundaries and advancing


by having a proper common So now we wait for


the answer to this. Will the European project move


further into reverse? Oh, and then of course the biggest


problem of all is the euro. The combination in some countries


of uncompetitiveness, low growth, banks in trouble


and big government debts. Yes, that's Italy, a country


too big to be ignored. So a final quickie,


will the euro survive the year? Let's go straight in on some of


those questions. You are a betting man, what does the current odds on


Marine Le Pen winning the French presidency? About 22% chance. That


is what Trump was given. Yes, indeed. That is what is happening at


the moment. People do not bet to provide an alternative prediction


but to try to make money. I suppose the 20% chance, people have now seen


Trump and perhaps they are more cautious. And again I love the


French system, they have all the candidates standing and then the


final to stand a fortnight later. I think Marine Le Pen has got a


problem getting into the second round. But in the polls she is


getting into the second round. At the moment but they might be a level


of coalescing around the first round, and on someone who could


actually squeeze her out. Matthew Goodwin, the big question and you


hinted at this at the end of the last section, populism on the


rampage around the world. To use that as a shorthand. The continent


of Europe, this could be the year that it stops comment Marine Le Pen


does not win France, Angela Merkel hangs on in Germany and then it is


game over for populism. We had a strange moment during the rerun of


the Austrian presidential elections when liberals or all of social media


saying it is great, celebrate the radical right only got 46% of the


national vote as if this was somehow acceptable outcome for the European


Union whereas in 2002 there was a global meltdown when Jean-Marie Le


Pen achieved some victory. That is how quickly the tide has come up the


beach of your leap -- of European politics. Populists have recognised


that cultural protectionism matters as much as economic protectionism to


the voters and that has enabled them to move into both working-class


stronghold and that is why social democracy has collapsed at just


about the same time as the populist right has entered into a new phase


of strength. It does not matter if Marine Le Pen does not win or the


AFP do not overturn Angela Merkel. Because these parties are here to


stay. The EU is like a lorry going down a


superhighway at high speed with all four tyres coming off. This year


you'll find at least three of those falling off. If there's one thing


that I want to predict it's your last question, what would you do


around the euro? I'd be shorting the euro. Do you really think the, if


Merkel wins and Marine Le Pen doesn't win in the two biggest


countries, you basically have business as usual. You will have a


right-wing president in France, even if Le Pen loses. That's an anomaly.


Things change completely in France. Italy is the first one to turn, the


Netherlands has its election. It looks like a vast number of parties


competing, but it looks like the right-wing party will win. There's


enormous change on the European front. It's basically the end of the


European project. How many of you, I want to do a show of hands, I liked


the last one - how many think the euro will go out of business


basically implode or disintegrate this year or shortly after it? How


many of you would bet on that actually out of interest? Just you,


Ted. Matthew, I saw you trying to come in. The problem with populism,


the problem that Matthew Goodwin identifies with social democracy, it


doesn't really have a viable manifesto. So it can make a lot of


noise when it's in opposition, when it gets into government, it fails. I


think Matthew's right, it's a tide. Populism has reached high tide. I


don't think Marine Le Pen is going to win. In Austria things seem to


have been held back. I have a feeling that this is the year in


which populism peaks in Europe. Matthew, go on. I'm not as


convinced, given that, you know, the old left and right division in


politics now is making way for what academics call a new cultural divide


between those who essentially are at ease with the pace of ethnic change


and those that feel profoundly anxious about it. That's going to be


with us for another generation, two generations, three generations.


That's not going anywhere. At the same time, that's coinciding with


rising economic inequality. Making the same groups of voters feel even


more neglected and disaffected. Until we deal with the underlying


occurents -- currents it will continue. I have a board member that


works for Facebook in government affairs, she said of the 1. 6


billion users, over 60% around the globe are posting insurgent


political issues. It is not unique to the US, the UK, Austria, France.


It's a fashion. We've looked at the US, we've looked at the UK and we've


had a brief look at Europe. One last question, which is has the world


become harder to predict? Last year was the one nearly every expert got


wrong. Last year was the one nearly


every expert got wrong, but there were a handful of diviners


and soothsayers who called So we've invited them


to share their prognostications for the coming 12 months,


with our own Gypsy And a happy New Year


from everyone at Newsnight. Shall we see what lies


ahead for us all? I don't know about you,


but nothing beats those back to work For my part, I'm falling


back on tried and tested And trying to contact the few


clairvoyants who were spot on about 2016 to get their tips


for the New Year. I should add that I'm


not a real medium. It's a Scottish professor based


at an American university. Well, I'm three for three just now,


so I've got Brexit, then I've got Trump,


then I've got the For all of the sturm


und drang about Brexit, and whether Britain should have


left, it might actually be the case You have an election


coming up in France. It's entirely plausible


the National Front will At that point, everyone in France


is meant to organise a giant blocking coalition to stop


them being elected. That would mean everyone


on the French left has to vote for someone who basically wants


to bring Thatcher's economic policy menu to France,


and that's after eight Now I'm getting an economic


policy adviser, I wonder I think inflation is


going to be the story. I've written a lot


about shrinkflation which is a precursor,


which I think everybody When you open a box of cereal


and it's the same size and it costs the same, but there


is only half as much inside. That was the signal that price


pressures were in the economy and I think now they'll bubble up


and we'll actually see Champions Leicester City began


their title defence against a Hull OMG, now I'm picking up


Grindr on this thing! Losing his shirt, and his trousers,


after Leicester City won Others called it right, and backed


their hunch at the bookies. They did it, and they won


the league and I won just over I think they're going to end up


mid-table this year. I can't see them winning it


because there's another team which is doing really well,


and they're getting the results. So things might look


black for the Foxes, and also for another big winner


of last year, according to a man who's been


predicting US elections correctly for 30 odd years,


including the last one. My crystal ball sees some very dark


things ahead for Mr Trump. Even before the election I predicted


that Mr Trump was likely to be impeached or maybe resign


in the course of an impeachment. This isn't a scientific


prediction, it's from the gut. We all know about the machinations


of Trump University and we all know 12 women have accused him of sexual


assault, a crime. And he actually gave us


all a blueprint of how he did it. If you're president,


as Harry Truman once said, You're riding the tiger


on your own, and I'm not sure Our final seer isn't celebrated


for predicting anything, so much as for being the unpredicted


winner of the Booker Paul Beatty, the first American


to win after his book He thinks Trump could be good


for creative business. I think people are charged,


you know, as opposed to feeling enervated,


which I think is often the case. So yeah, sometimes it's nice


to have something to write against or to scream


against or rant. I don't know if that


necessarily produces, But I think the more


stuff that's out there, the more stuff that's going to be


good, you know. So people are charged


to create, you know, Just a couple of other


things I noticed in there. It's going to be a great year


for Librans, redheads, And that carries the full imprimatur


and majesty of Newsnight behind it. Steve Smith with people who got


something right in 2016. I had a serious question which was is the


world getting harder to forecast. Mike? I think it is. Are betting


odds getting longer on average? We've had two extraordinary


situations. We had the Brexit vote, at 11pm on June 23, it was rated


Remain was rated at 94% chance. What happened within a two, three hours,


a completely complapsed. It wasn't that hard to predict Brexit. The


whole premise is it was amazing, like Leicester City winning the


Premier League. It wasn't that hard. If you looked at the polls you would


have said it was 60-40. Almost 50/50. There were more polls in the


final month that predicted a Leave victory than predicted Remain. It


was the media's coverage of the polls and the ones which had the big


Remain leads which created the atmosphere. That brings us to polls.


You do this stuff. It feels like those have been getting more wrong


over the years. I don't think that's right. In fact, in the US, the


national polls were actually right. Where they got it wrong was in the


detailed state polls. The Brexit polls actually as you've just said,


they were mainly right. Huffington Post are putting a 99% chance on


Trump losing. It's not that the polls were wrong, I don't think it's


just the media. I think the experts were wrong. I think the evidence was


there and they weren't hearing it. They weren't listening to it. So


inside the beltway in the US, in the Westminster bubble, people were, it


was confirmation bias, they were talking to their mates. Everybody


agreed with everybody. Actually, they weren't hearing what the


people, the sorts of people that Matthew's been talking about, were


actually saying. So there was a world where lots of people were


unhappy about the effects of globalisation and nobody was


listening to them. Thanks all. The papers leading tomorrow on Ivan


Rogers resignation. That's about it for us tonight.


Well, predictions - as you have seen -


are not for telling you what is going to happen,


but just to make you think about the year ahead and some


Top marks to our class of 2017 - thank you to them for playing along.


And it is a happy journalistic tradition to never ever hold people


to their predictions, we just get you along to give them.


Newsnight will, of course, be with you for the whole of 2017 -


Hello there. Certainly looks as though we're going to see more in


the way of cloud and outbreaks of showery rain sinking their way south


over the next few hours. Gales or severe gales for a time across the


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What will President Trump be like? Will there be a general election? Will the Euro survive the year? Evan Davis and guests debate what 2017 holds in store - for the UK, Europe and the US.

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