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Widely reported as one of the most dramatic weeks in Westminster, on Tuesday Theresa May faced a historic defeat of her Brexit package. Then 24 hours later she survived a no-confidence vote in her government. So the prime minister is safe, her government is safe, but is your portfolio safe? So far, our Brexit-proof portfolio has outperformed the market, but is it still in shape to offer the best protection going forward? In this week's cover story, the IC's writers investigate.

And across the aisle, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn's fiscal plans were this week being labelled moderate in comparison with what may be needed in the next global recession. This was according to speakers at Societe Generale’s annual global strategy conference, which has been described as “Woodstock for Bears”. James Norrington reports on SG's strategists' not unusual bear calls, and how the Fed might be signalling the same. Click here to read this week's News Spotlight.

James then joined the IC's editor John Hughman in the studio to talk about why 'permabear' Albert Edwards could be right this time, and why value could finally regain its crown as the winning investment strategy. Click here to listen to our free podcast.

All the stories from this week's magazine can be found here.

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