"America"

Why Trump And The Left Are Painfully Similar

Benjamin David | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin David

Perhaps from day 33 onwards it might well prove opportune to change tack, perhaps we disincline our own druthers to forge the enemy, perhaps it's time we realise that that they aren't as different from us after all.

Americans Need To Hear What Iraqis Have To Say

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

Today we bid farewell to the first month of 2017, during which many of us have made and sought to maintain our New Year's resolutions. Mine, perhaps ...

Far From Preventing Terrorism, Trump's Iranian Passport Ban Is Creating Dissidence In An Already Loyal Community

Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin

Last Friday, Donald Trump signed his fourteenth executive order as President, an order purporting to protect American citizens from incoming terror by banning immigrants from high-risk countries from entering the United States.

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

I'd Have Donald Round For Tea

James Hargrave | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

I don't like him. I don't like what he says. I don't like what he stands for. I don't even like the colour of his skin (which I hope doesn't make me a racist). But I'd have him round for tea, but then being British I'd probably have most people round for tea.

Making Enemies, President Trump And The Zeitgeist

Benjamin David | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Politics
Benjamin David

Donald Trump has been inaugurated as president of the US, a country now awash with 'unpresidented' uncertainty and a dithering moral identity. Indis...

Why I Marched On London

Molly Long | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Long

To the people who were there and to the people who walked the same march around the world, I am proud of you. To the organisers of the marches all over the world, thank you. I'm going to take today to relax at home, and find a place in my room for my obscenely large placard. My fight will resume tomorrow.

Watch Donald Trump's Bigly Inauguration Speech And Rare 140+ Character Monologue

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump is set to deliver his inaugural speech in a few hours as he officially marks becoming the 45th President of the United States of America....

Couple's Seven Month Honeymoon By Motorbike Is Giving Us Serious Wanderlust

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A married couple who decided sun, sea and sand was not enough for a honeymoon are now travelling America on a seven month adventure. The pair travelle...

Trump Is No Russian Puppet, We Are The Ones Truly Under Putin's Control

Sam Flint | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Flint

Putin may hand us the tools, but it is we who choose to use them. Whether it be through thoughtless articles, poor journalism, or worse, misinformed citizenry, who would rather squabble over party politics and pointless issues than rally to the defence of our democracies, against a man who seeks to create a new world order.

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

Get The Look - Trump's Re-Style Will Change The World

Rachel Loughran | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Rachel Loughran

2016 is the year that will re-style the world and make Vogue's 'September issue' look nothing short of an A6 flyer for a backwater boutique. It's mo...

Trump Wins, Islamophobia Rises

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Since the result of the US elections was announced, America has borne witness to a sharp increase in Islamophobic hate crimes. For instance, in Ann ...

They Can Keep Black Friday

Laura Krippner | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Here we've had mince pies in the shops with a pre-Christmas sell by date, since September and now we've jumped straight to Black Friday. Except we haven't even copied it properly. This random excuse to increase sales has been going on for weeks in advance, it's been repurposed by some retailers as 'black ticket' sales, whatever that's supposed to mean

A Trumpian Deal, And The Path To The Next Financial Crisis

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

American voters, by electing Donald Trump, thought they were voting for more protection, stricter controls, a harder attitude towards Wall Street and more emphasis on the 'real' economy. Trump's transition plans will deliver precisely the opposite.

This Isn't Just Politics, This Is History

Kate Milner | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

I'm far from sorted when it comes to my thoughts about this whole political situation - my brain starts to shut down when I think too much about the coming apocalypse - but one thing is clear to me. We're on the edge of something monumental. And like that rollercoaster into Bank, it may well leave you feeling nauseous...

Let's Knock Down Walls, Not Build Them

Anton Georgiou | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

Peace in Cyprus, has the opportunity to show the world that there is another way. We don't always have to point fingers and seek out a scapegoat. Even where there is little hope, and after 42 years, many Cypriots had lost hope, with determination and drive, anything is possible. I wish the leaders and those involved in the final stages of these peace talks endless luck. If they are successful, it will not only mean a great deal to my family and fellow Cypriots, it will also mean a lot to a world that at times feels like it has lost all hope.

Something Within Keeping It Great

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sonja Lewis

It is still a great country, as a close friend reminded me recently. I can vouch for that. But here's the thing: greatness comes with an admission of mistakes, a campaign to make reparation and the willingness to remember, if only for the purpose of avoiding previous mistakes. Moving forward, politics has to be about keeping America great. That's the spirit!

How President Trump Could F*ck Up The World, Explained For Brits

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Now the dust is starting to settle on last week’s incredible US election result, thoughts are now turning to a future where Donald Trump occupies th...

Being A Woman In A World Full Of Trumps

Ellie Roddy | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ellie Roddy

While we have no say in who becomes President of the United States and we definitely can't do anything to change it, we do have a choice in how we treat others. Neither gender nor race, sexuality or anything else for that matter should determine how we treat one another. Our differences should unite not divide us and to end as I began, with the words of Hillary Clinton, "love trumps hate."

Why I Won't Get US Citizenship For My Daughter

Katie Dickerson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

My daughter was born in Britain, so despite having American parents, she's British. My husband and I always intended to get her American citizenship too, but because it involves a fee, paperwork and a day spent at the US embassy in Edinburgh, we kept putting it off.

The Lesson That All Progressives Should Learn From Trump

Jordan Daly | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jordan Daly

I had to take a deep breath last night when a work colleague of mine - a young, gay man - called me over on my break because he wanted to talk about Donald Trump. "Isn't it exciting?" he said, "Trump is something completely different, I'd probably have voted for him. He isn't a politician, he's something new."

Why America Is Wonderful

Meredith Berman | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Meredith Berman

So today, I am feeling a little bit more positive in knowing that even though America may not be run by a man I admire or look up to, or who shares the same values as me - there's still a lot of good in my forever wonderful country, and that will never change. So thanks America, for forever being wonderful no matter what the outcome.

Post-dialup Politics

Adam Hargreaves | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hargreaves

Time was when a newly elected head of state got a "honeymoon period"; a time to ride on the wave of national enthusiasm and renewal. With an electorate sick to the back teeth of the last lot, you got to capitalise on that positivity and get some of the unpleasant stuff done while people still like you. Not this time. In this age, the post-dialup age, your honeymoon period lasts about as long as a Snapchat. If that.

Incredibly Angry Trump Supporter Totally Flips Out After Crashing Interview

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

A Donald Trump supporter crashed an interview on MSNBC and... well, it all got a bit surreal. Host Cal Perry was talking to people protesting against ...