This article just out on 2nd Jan 2016 from the “AUSTRALIAN” by JENNIFER ORIEL a columnist.
“Last year began with certainty that Brexit was a pipe dream and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump would be knocked out in the Republican primaries by an establishment candidate. But then the year’s political events shook the liberal international order and delivered a counterpunch to decades of political correctness when Britons voted to leave the EU and Americans catapulted Trump into office.
Conservative European leaders are praying that 2017 will be the year of revolt and the Trump effect will become a transatlantic phenomenon. Australian politicians are questioning whether Malcolm Turnbull, a resolute centrist, can weather the political storm, or new leadership is needed to restore classical liberal economics and more conservative social values to the Liberal Party.
In the coming year, centrist parties across the West are hoping to contain the Trump effect and return to the status quo. But 2016 breathed new life into conservatism, and years of anti-conservative bigotry by the activist judiciary, media and academia have produced a critical mass keen for revolt. Among them, conservative senator Cory Bernardi.”…….
See the full article here.