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  1. Politics
24 December 2010

Winners and Losers of 2010

Who did well in 2010 – and who had a year to forget.

By New Statesman

It’s been a bad year for Obama, the Lib Dems and anyone aged under 30 in Britain. But it’s not all doom and gloom: if you’re an anonymised teenage hacktivist, Sepp Blatter or David Cameron you’ve come out on top. So, without further ado, here are our top ten winners and losers of 2010.


1. Bond markets

2. David Cameron

3. Anonymous

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4. Lady Gaga

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5. Glenn Beck

6. Sepp Blatter

7. George Osborne

8. Craig Venter

9. Simon Cowell

10. Unknown metal detectorist


1. Nick Clegg

2. Young people

3. The US Democrats

4. Julian Assange

5. Ireland

6. Adam Boulton

7. The Gulf of Mexico

8. Danny Alexander

9. Heathrow

10. Christine O’Donnell