Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the election result echoes a similar refusal by Germany’s right to accept that Germany had been defeated in 1918. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

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One of the anti-EU campaign leaders, Michael Gove, summed up the mood when he dismissed the economic facts of life by saying that people had had enough of experts. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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