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Dutch MP Wilders struggles with Trump comparison

Netherlands election candidate Geert Wilders has modelled himself somewhat on Donald Trump, hoping perhaps to emulate the US President's election upset.

But pollsters think the comparison my be hindering rather than helping the far right MP.

Peter Kanne, a Dutch political analyst, told ITV News the comparison could explain the dip in the polls for Mr Wilder's Freedom Party, but noted "the sentiment that made Donald Trump the president is largely the same" as that which Mr Wilders is attempting to harness.

ITV News Europe editor James Mates reports:

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Lord Alli: No trust in government's Brexit ministers

Lord Waheed Alli has said he does not trust cabinet members Boris Johnson, David Davis or Liam Fox to successfully negotiate a good deal for Britain.

But the Labour peer and former Planet 24 boss, confessed that he "liked" Prime Minister Theresa May, and acknowledged that the admission might make him unpopular with members of his own party.

"I equally do not trust [foreign secretary] Boris Johnson, [Brexit chief] David Davis or [trade secretary] Liam Fox to successfully negotiate a good deal with the EU, or any other nation," he said.

"I have no confidence that they have the skills, understanding and competence to do such a deal."

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Trump names Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Donald Trump with Army Lt. Gen HR McMaster (left) and retired Army Lt Gen Keith Kellogg (right). Credit: AP

Donald Trump has named Lieutenant General HR McMaster as his National Security Adviser, following the resignation of Michael Flynn after just 25 days in the job.

Gen McMaster replaces former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who stepped down when it emerged that he had misled vice-president Mike Pence and other officials over his contacts with officials in Moscow.

President's first choice of National Security Adviser, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned down the role.

Speaking from his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, President Trump also announced retired army Lt Gen Keith Kellogg - who had been his acting adviser, will serve as the Chief of Staff for the National Security Council.

In the same announcement the US President said he will ask John Bolton - a former US ambassador to the UN - to serve in a "somewhat different capacity".

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