"America"

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 ...

Trump Won! Get Over It, Metropolitan Liberals

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

An avalanche of post-mortem election analysis is being unleashed. However, much of it seems to operate in a vacuum. There are various critiques of Trump. He may certainly be appalling and objectionable but there is a huge amount of hypocrisy at play here, which needs to be unmasked. Let's take the points one by one.

I Also 'Don't Vote With My Vagina', But Trumps Victory Signals That It's Still Very Much A Man's World

Roisin Kelly | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Roisin Kelly

People ask why women don't report sexual assault, why they are so hesitant in coming forward, here is why: we're living in a world where a man can have a dozen of these cases against him and still be elected President of the United States.

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Mrs Clinton Deserves No Pity

Dan Holliday | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

Mrs Clinton does not deserve pity. Her own record coupled with an ill-deserved sense of entitlement to the top job in US politics was her undoing. A great deal of Americans however, whether they believed in her or otherwise, do deserve pity.

Hillary Clinton Was The Wrong Candidate Against Donald Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Instead of choosing their own insurgent who defined himself as a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, they chose the establishment- personified figure, Hillary Clinton. How dumb was that?

Brexit, Trump And Contemporary Politics

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

How did the pollsters get it so badly wrong? Why did the mainstream media miss out on the issues that shaped these votes?

What's Happened To Sanity In 2016?

Brittany Dawson | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Brittany Dawson

UK, USA - what the fuck is wrong with you? Have you got your heads wedged so far up your iPhone's charging-hole that you can't see the ridiculous decisions you're making?

Five Quick Lessons From The 2016 US Election Results - What A Donald Trump Win Tells Us

Ifeanyi Abraham | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ifeanyi Abraham

As twisted as it may seem, a Trump victory is actually a victory for democracy. People can truly decide to rise above the expectations of their friends, society, other countries, etc.' and vote with their hearts for who they want, not caring how the media has painted him. Whether they chose fear over progress or not, you can't take away that the results show Democracy as the true winner.

Why Trump Won

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm no fan of Donald Trump and I think it's sad that these were the two best candidates the Republicans and Democrats had to offer. However, personal feelings aside, looking at the conversations taking place on social media and the stories that have dominated the alternative news, there seem to be a number of underlying reasons for a Trump victory.

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.

Sprinter Tyson Gay's Daughter Shot Dead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

The daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay has died after being shot in the neck in Kentucky, USA. According to police, 15-year-old Trinity Gay was caught in ...