Trump and Kim Jong-un are favourites to win the Nobel Peace Prize and the people can't cope

Louis Staples
Friday 05 October 2018 08:45
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The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is soon to be announced in Oslo and speculation over possible winners is rife – with two unlikely recipients leading the charge.

Bizarrely, ahead of the announcement, the bookies’ favourites have included US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The committee does not announce the names of nominees, but they have confirmed there are 331 of them, including 216 individuals and 115 groups.

The two leaders, who Trump says "fell in love" and are now exchanging letters, join contenders including German chancellor Angela Merkel and former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Other potential nominees include The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has challenged many of Trump’s policies, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has campaigned against sexual violence, and Raif Badawi - the Saudi Arabian blogger who is imprisoned for allegedly “insulting Islam”.

This side of the pond, the bookies have Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May tied at 100/1 to take the prize.

Naturally, with Trump and Jong-un leading the field, Twitter has been buzzing with reaction.

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