US Politics

Hillary Clinton Pictured In Foot Brace As She Misses Interviews After Fall

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK

Hillary Clinton missed a series of broadcast interviews on Monday after she caught her heel on steps, hurting her ankle. The former US secretary of st...

Nobel Peace Prize: A Win For The Nuclear Ban

Carine Bambara | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

Nuclear weapon states will soon see that it is unrealistic to continue to keep such horrific, indiscriminate, expensive weapons - costing the U.K. a mere £100,000,000,000 annually - money that could be better spent elsewhere. In this new era where conflict is taking on a new guise, where conflict comes more and more in the form of terrorism and cyber threats; archaic weapons like this one are not designed to tackle modern-day challenges.

Hillary Clinton Compares Donald Trump To Harvey Weinstein In BBC Interview

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK Politics

#marr with @HillaryClinton on Harvey Weinstein, Trump and Bill Clinton's accusers. See the whole interview on BBC1, Sunday at 9am.

Donald Trump Accused Of 'Castrating' Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson With Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.10.2017 | UK

A Republican senator has accused Donald Trump of “publicly castrating” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with his tweets about North Korea. Republi...

The White House Babbler

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is reported to have called Trump 'a (expletive deleted) moron' after a meeting in which the president apparently suggested that the US should increase its nuclear arsenal ten-fold. So in future, when Tillerson seeks to reassure nervous allies abroad, I suggest he simply tells them that the Babbler-in-Chief is babbling again, and they should take no notice.

Donald Trump And The Great NFL Distraction

James Fenn | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Sport
James Fenn

One of the more fun types of play you'll see during any NFL game, is the play-action pass. It is an elaborate fake, involving the QB pretending to hand the ball to the running back while actually concealing the fact they have kept the ball and intend to throw it downfield for a touchdown. When it's done well it's deadly, making the defender think one thing is going on, when they should be worried about something else entirely.

Trump Steps Up NFL Criticism As Players Protest During London Game

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of National Football League (NFL) players who protest during the pre-game national anthem, calling on fans t...

Stephen King Has A Chilling Diagnosis For Donald Trump’s Mind

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK

Horror master Stephen King says Donald Trump’s latest activity on Twitter reveals much about the president’s mind. On Sunday, Trump retweeted a...

How Politics Has Become A Reality TV Freak Show

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

A political world in which clowns like Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg can be seriously spoken of as potential prime ministers is a world in which the nursery is mistaken for the university library. Any day now, I expect Liam Fox to throw his toys out of his playpen. It'll probably be entertaining, if nothing else.

There's A Petition To Rename Hurricane Irma To Hurricane Ivanka

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK

A petition to rename Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka has taken the internet by storm. The social networking site Care2 created a petition calling o...

With Increasing Speed, A Key Component Of Donald Trump's Support Base Is Starting To Abandon Him

Ben Cullimore | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Donald Trump's tenure in the Oval Office seems to reach new depths of despair with each passing week. An inability to score any sizeable policy victories (despite the Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate) mixed with a serious investigation into possible collusion between his campaign team and the Russian government has left the president increasingly weak, isolated and, most damaging of all, deeply unpopular.

The Disordered Leading The Discontent: Trump And The Psychology Of Crowds

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Aaron Balick

The bad news is that these psychological mechanisms are very powerful. The capacity to see what we want to see in others while ignoring contrary evidence is potent indeed. The good news is that these tactics aren't sustainable: the truth ultimately wins out.

It Is Not Just Trump That Has Emboldened White Supremacists, It Is Our Entire System

Damir Rafi | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Damir Rafi

The election of President Trump signalled an appetite within the nation for a kind of political revolution, and a weariness towards typical establishment politics. However to truly reform our world for the better, it is a moral revolution that we first need.

Why Are Business Leaders Still Backing Trump?

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's obvious why business leaders want to join organisations like the Manufacturing Council that President Trump formed when he took office in January. They get direct access to the president and they can interact with their peers from other large companies - it's a no-brainer. Even if you don't personally support the political ideology of the president most business leaders would accept an invitation to be at the top table.

9 Truly Head-Scratching Moments From Donald Trump’s Press Conference On ‘Infrastructure’

HuffPost | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump gave a freewheeling, rambling and angry press conference to reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. He had planned to talk about...

Arriving In A State Of Emergency

Anna Beecher | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Beecher

I was nervous about coming to Charlottesville. About humidity, possums and reading Proust. And then the day before I arrived here a young woman was murdered. White supremacists marched through the university with flaming torches and suddenly all my friends back home have heard of this town.

7 Terrifying Things That Happened In Charlottesville This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK

A day of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead, dozens injured and laid bare the increasingly roiling racial and political ...

Donald Trump Asked Mexico To Stop Publicly Refusing To Pay For His Wall

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

President Donald Trump repeatedly asked his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, to stop publicly refusing to pay for the border wall that was a ...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says It’s Not ‘Appropriate To Lie,’ But ...

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Wednesday’s briefing that she didn’t think it was “appropriate to lie from the podium...

Donald Trump's Tweet Following Anthony Scaramucci's Dismissal Is So Donald Trump It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

Despite the US administration undergoing one of its most disruptive weeks, President Donald Trump appears to be under the illusion that everything is ...

The Trump White House: No Fandango! Fake News!

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Do I sound as if I'm laughing? If so, I apologise. It is the terrified laughter you hear when a prisoner is blindfolded and led out of his cell with his hands tied behind his back. 'Hey. Are we going for a walk? Great!'

13 Times Donald Trump's Speech To 40,000 Boy Scouts Was Totally Inappropriate

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK

On Monday Donald Trump gave a speech in front of 40,000 Boy Scouts at their annual Jamboree in West Virginia and it was... incredible. Rather than ton...

The US Presidential Succession - What If Trump Actually Went?

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

Would anyone from Trump's world be acceptable given the upheaval that would have happened? Pence is a clever operator and has been very loyal so far, but will do everything he can to ensure that he isn't drawn into the whole mess. However, the all-consuming nature of Donald Trump is unlikely to leave him untarnished.

Kellyanne Conway Deploys Bizarre Visual Guide In Latest Batsh*t Interview

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK

Kellyanne Conway has gained quite a reputation for bizarre, unorthodox and just plain batsh*t media appearances. But her latest must be one of the mos...

On Drones, Britain Must Heed The Warnings Of A US Federal Judge

Omran Belhadi | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Omran Belhadi

British judges and lawmakers should now feel emboldened to take the UK Government to task over its complicity in the drone programme. Accountability and transparency are needed now more than ever.