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The Best of 2015 on Politics Beyond Politicians

17:17Ciaran McCormick

It has been a vintage year for politics, including the surprise night in May that brought us a Conservative government followed by the drama of Jeremy Corbyn's rise to power. In the United States, the election debates have started and we have all been slightly confused by the popularity of Donald Trump. Broader politics has seen the growth of Islamic State and attacks in Paris and beyond. This post is a review of the top articles on Politics Beyond Politicians this year, according to how many people have viewed them.

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