British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.
Both Theresa May and Donald Trump have been encouraging me to think of Aesop a lot recently. Not because their wisdom and narrative skills mirror that of the slave and storyteller of ancient Greece, but because of one fable attributed to him.
The government's Brexit negotiating position is ambitious - how would the British public feel if the EU offered the UK less favourable terms?
So she wasn't bluffing after all. Having warned for months another referendum was "highly likely", Nicola Sturgeon has stayed true to her word and confirmed her plan to stage a rerun of the 2014 campaign. With some polls indicating a 50/50 split in Scottish public opinion, there's every chance they could win it this time around.
It was the busiest week in politics since, well, the last one, and the Huff Post team had plenty to consider. Philip Hammond's Budget u-turn, a new call for Scottish Independence referendum, and David Davis admitting a lack of planning for Brexit were all key talking points.
Today we have tabled two Brexit-related motions for debate and votes if necessary in the House of Lords. I hope the government takes these motions in the spirit that they've been tabled. Yes, Labour wants to hold Ministers to account over the guarantees and assurances they have given to date. But we can also be useful.
If this government is as committed to reducing poverty as it claims, its social justice strategy must avoid the blame-game when supporting families, and set out a vision for how we can move towards adequate incomes and sustainable work.
Identifying risk factors and vulnerability have been fundamental to safeguarding for decades, yet when Prevent adopts this same approach to reduce the risk of radicalisation, its critics label it "Orwellian".
Did you go to a grammar school? And if you did, did you get a good education? If the answer to both those questions is Yes, you may very well have welcomed the government's pledge in the budget this week to make extra money available for new schools that will be allowed to choose their pupils according to academic ability...
The Autumn budget will be an indicator of how well the economy is doing and we could see some more announcements being made. can also be dubbed the Brexit Budget because the likely impact from Article 50 and negotiations may change the way the Government does business.
Mr Hammond would be right to be pleased with his first proper outing. There wasn't much showboating, and there weren't as many gimmicks as we had become used to under Mr Osborne (pasty tax anyone?), he was playing it safe this Spring. The autumn might dampen his spirits though.
Plenty has been written about the 'left-behind' voters who have now created Brexit and Trump and are threatening to make a fascist President of France. But they have mostly been regarded - and possibly accurately - as something of a throwback, Luddites who provide little more than a general talking point and a useful demos for a small group of right-wing commentators with populist pretensions. There have been very few attempts to analyse the actual content of left-behindedness.
Labour, under Corbyn, stands for nationalised rail services, public healthcare and education, and numerous other popular policies that reverberate with the people. Through correct political strategy and effective sloganing, there's no doubt Labour will recoup the disillusioned masses - but change needs to start with Corbyn.
"We've just found out that the funding for our project will end next year, the demand is still there, but it is EU funding, so..." I was in Coventry interviewing the director of a women's organisation providing health, education and employment programmes for women in one of the poorest wards in the City. We were talking about the effects of austerity, but as so often in my interviews that day, it soon became clear that the problems caused by cuts to national and local funding were exacerbated by the impact of Brexit.
Theresa May is the most powerful person in the country and when she says she's tackling domestic violence, people assume she's genuinely prioritising the issue. So whilst I'm glad the issue is being discussed, if she's not going to put her money where her mouth is, I wish she'd pipe down.
Dear Theresa - You suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Lords on 1 March 2017 on the rights of EU citizens after Brexit. But you still stubbornly refuse to accept this. Instead, you cling to the irrational intention of using EU citizens' rights as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations.