2016 éLection

In Charlotte, NC, Campaigns' Smooth Flattery Is A Sharp Contrast From The Debates' Bitter Words

Anna Foster | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Foster

Charlotte may only be one city in a country of hundreds. But the issues it faces - be they fear or farming - show exactly how much America's new President will have on their to-do list when they get started.

Is Trump Learning From Brexit, Or Are We?

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Dundovic

In the aftermath of Brexit, protest voters and those who had not gone to the polling stations mourned their decisions. It was too late. With a month to go, the US election is unwritten. On November 8th don't not vote because you've given up, don't cast your vote thinking it won't count. Vote because it does matter, for the United States and the world.

Did Ted Cruz Cross The Thin Line Between Opportunism And Populism?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

On 23 September 2016, US Senator Ted Cruz, one of the most ferocious republican opponents and runner-up of Donald Trump during the Republican primary, announced that he was eventually endorsing him. Why endorsing him so late? Why endorsing him at all?

The Real Reason Trump Is Behind in the Polls

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

A hundred days is a long time in American politics and anything can happen. But the original plot of saving the GOP from itself will require embellishment it is unclear Trump, by himself, can deliver.

Brexit Showed Why Trump Could Win

Grant Feller | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

I've read thousands of words about why Donald Trump won't be President. Surely, he can't. Really, he mustn't. Honestly, he shouldn't. But the intellect of these highly paid and pleading columnists is nowhere near as revealing as the extraordinary conversation I heard the other day in one of New York's most exclusive areas.

Investing in Interesting Trump Times

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Political risk here to stay Many investors detest uncertainty. For good reason; change breeds unpredictability. Politics is a source of great insecur...

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

We Still Prefer Masculine Leaders: Just Look at Theresa May and Hillary Clinton

Joanna Taylor | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Joanna Taylor

Our perceptions of female leaders and political systems are changing very gradually: we must strive at every election for policy over personality. It's in everyone's interests that all honest, committed would-be female politicians have the same access to leadership roles as men so that we can benefit from the Caroline Lucases and Jo Coxes of the world. Please, for the love of God, don't leave our representation to Thatcher, May and Angela Eagle.

Why Isn't Climate Change a Bigger Election Issue? Maybe We Need to Rename it 'Bieber Kardashian Sex Tape'

Xavier Toby | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Why isn't climate change a bigger issue in the upcoming elections in the USA and Australia? It's barely an issue at all, and in the recent UK election, it was also rarely mentioned. In order to avoid catastrophic climate change it's essential that we act now, but that small fact hasn't stopped it slipping down and off the list of what's important to the majority of voters.

Is Hillary Clinton Honest?

Sam Harrison | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Is Hillary Clinton honest? It is the question that has haunted the Democratic contest, a spectre never quite out of sight in the debates and on the ca...

Scotland Reasserts Anti-Trident Consensus

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

As parties and voters head away from nuclear weapons, it is hard to see how the Tory government can legitimately proceed with its plans to replace Trident. As today's results reaffirm, Scotland has categorically and repeatedly voted against it and as host country to the Trident submarines that has to be a major factor in any replacement decision.

Tory Austerity Puts Public Services at Risk

Jon Trickett | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett

One thing has become abundantly clear over the last few weeks. From the failed Osborne Budget through to the revelations in the Panama Papers last month and the disastrous handling of the steel crisis, this Tory Government isn't standing up for working people.

Why Vote UKIP Today

Steven Woolfe | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Now many people will be undecided on how to vote in their elections today, I was once a swing voter myself before I found UKIP, so I know how it feels. I'm writing this today though to tell you why you should lend us in UKIP your vote. It doesn't matter if you're voting in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or England, UKIP it a truly national party that represents the whole of Britain and here's why...

Show You Care Enough to Vote for Nobody

Lexi Rose | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lexi Rose

If that 'unheard third' of voters had spoiled their ballots they would have outnumbered all the other parties. Spoiling your ballot shows you cared enough to vote for nobody, rather than that you couldn't be arsed to vote at all. Surely that's a better legacy for millennials than the one we've already got?

Waiting for Trump's Wall? Europe's Already Busy Building

Andrew Legon | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

If there are five stages of grief then we should all get started with the process now. After months of nervous laughter and disbelief it looks like Donald Trump will get the nomination. He'll be one step closer to the presidency. And with it, one step closer to making good on promises like building a Great Wall of Mexico.

Donald Trump's 'Respect' Obsessed Foreign Policy Is No Way to Run the World's Strongest Nation

Michael Day | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Day

Trump simply isn't thick skinned, mature or intelligent enough to be President. His recent failed attempts at becoming 'more presidential are proof of that. It would be better for all involved if he stayed in his cloistered world of staged television and New York penthouses, where he would be guaranteed all the respect he could ever want, and American would be guaranteed a chance of better leadership.

Seven Ways Trump Follows in the Footsteps of Ronald Reagan

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.

Donald Trump Is Too Incoherent and Superficial to Become President of a Great Nation Like America

Michael Day | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Day

The idea of President Trump frightens people but such a scenario is unlikely for the reason Trump stands for nothing except Trump. There is only so far a cult of personality with no concrete foundations can get in any stable democracy and come November 8th he will likely be found out.

Oops - Are the SNP's Roots Showing?

Jackie Kemp | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

Within the huge influx of members into the party there may come echoes of nationalism's uglier face, puffed up with notions of the innate superiority of the Scots to other races. Hence the kind of racial abuse that Yen Hongmei Jin experienced. Is the Party's Chief Executive Peter Murrell on top of his brief on this?

What Effect Would a Trump Presidency Have on the 'Special Relationship' Between Britain and the United States?

Lewis Barton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

You'd like to think that a Trump presidency could not possibly end a friendship that has spanned over one hundred years and two World Wars. Yet, it's very clear that the policies Trump is currently proposing would put America at great odds with their closest ally...

A Is for Autism - Let's Make Sure It's on the Agenda

Michael Shanks | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Shanks

Education is one of the hot topics in this election, and even more so for autistic children. Like any other child they can flourish at school with the right support, but for too many that support simply isn't there.

What Would Happen If 'The Donald' Became President?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

The Donald is now the official front-runner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Yes I know. So let's suppose that we are...

Trump Thanks 'Poorly Educated' For Big Win In Vegas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

Donald Trump won the Nevada caucuses on Wednesday, the latest step in the tycoon’s seemingly unerring march to the Republican Party's presidential n...

The Secret of Trump's Success (Is Not What You Think)

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Spoiler alert: Trump is actually a moderate who has said some tough-guy things to get the party's right to go along with him. A sheep in wolf's clothing. A conservative in campaign style but a 'wet' in wisdom, an entrepreneur doing what entrepreneurs do best: catering to a huge gap in the market.

Game Designers Are Seeking Your Vote in 2016 - Time to Unleash Your Inner Machiavelli!

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Naturally, mine's not the only game this election cycle exploring the ways politics can be gamified. Here are four games currently seeking your vote (and cash)....