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Reality bites for Europe: Reform or rue the consequences

Results of US midterms show Europe can't call on Uncle Sam

If the US midterm elections have taught the Europeans a lesson, it is this: The ascent of Donald Trump and his followers is no accident.

It's obvious now that Mr Trump's base is so significant that he is likely to be re-elected in two years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2018, with the headline 'Reality bites for Europe: Reform or rue the consequences'. Print Edition | Subscribe