U.K. Election

Denial's Democracy

David Zeff | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Zeff

Denial is a dangerous thing as anyone confronted with it can tell you. There is no way to argue with someone suffering from it. Disagreeing with a per...

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy - Is It Too Little Too Late?

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Facebook has followed the lead of Google and banned fake news sites from using its advertising network. This comes hot on the trail of public scrutiny surrounding the social network's unwitting proliferation of articles containing false information.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Post-Truth In Politics

Stuart Thomson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The news that Oxford Dictionaries has declared 'post-truth' its 2016 international word of the year is not just a sign of the impact it has had on politics. Unless challenged 'post-truth' will become accepted practice with evidence and experts being consigned to history. There is no reason why this cannot apply as much to business communications as politics. Unchecked, it will become how we communicate all the time.

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.

Muslim Student Attacked On US College Campus In ‘Trump-Related’ Incident

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Police are investigating a claim that a women in a hijab was attacked on a college campus in the wake of the US election result. A Muslim San Diego St...

This Is What The History Books Would Look Like If Hillary Clinton Won

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

When Emily Wilding Davison was trampled upon by the King’s horse in 1913, the idea that a woman could be a world leader was preposterous. It took ce...

I Predicted Trump v Clinton Two Years Ago

James Thomas | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Who do you think this is? A larger-than-life, mega-rich, dangerous egotist who prided himself on being Number One. He and his glamorous wife were o...

Why I'm Voting For Owen Smith - And So Should You

Euan Healey | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Then as the so-called coup began, as resignations began to happen, I began to wake up to a reality that many had already seen. Jeremy, while his politics are great, was not going to be a man to lead us to an election victory. When you cannot command the support of your MPs - how can you be expected to command the support of the country.

To End In-Party Squabbling, Here's My 'Tongue-in-cheek' Election Reform

Beth Burks | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Burks

Apply like the rest of us apply for jobs. The deadline for a new PM is September 8th which is 10 weeks away. Unfortunately, none of you are allowed t...

Why I'm Falling Out of Love With Labour

Lauren Davies | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

I desperately want to believe that a unified Labour Party is possible, so I'll refrain from cutting up my membership card for the moment, but if the current conditions continue, I and perhaps many others may find ourselves reconsidering our positions within the party.

What Next for the Labour Party?

Euan Healey | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

It's the million voter question. But one that I doubt I'll be able to answer - especially given that the Labour Party itself is failing to be able to answer it, as Jeremy Corbyn has today announced that he will not resign even following the loss of a vote of confidence by 172 votes to 40.

Why You Must Vote Today - On Behalf of Those Who Can't

Euan Healey | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Today, as you might have heard (I mean no-one has really mentioned it at all), Britain finds itself on the precipice of the greatest decision it has had to make in a generation. This question eats the West Lothian question for breakfast, and snacks on general elections. That's right - it's referendum time!

Why Europe Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread - The Passionate Case for Remain

Euan Healey | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

The environment, terrorism, refugees, technological development - these are the things that will define this generation, but they remain things that do not pay attention to border crossings and barbed wire, issues that can only be combatted internationally. Aligning ourselves with Europe, backing Remain could just be the most important decision that you will make this century.

'Super Thursday' Showed Us That British Politics Has Changed Forever

Katie Ghose | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

If you were following it, it was easy to get lost last week underneath the bar charts and rapid analysis of Thursday's elections - the 'winners and losers', the ups and downs. Because there were some very revealing signs of the longer term trends affecting political behaviour and future shape of the UK - and they need to be talked about.

London Council Issues 'Emergency' Voting Procedure After Disruption

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

A London council has been forced to introduce an "emergency" voting procedure after widespread problems affected scores of residents on Thursday. Repo...

Dogs At Polling Stations Are The Best Thing About Today

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Comedy

If last year's general election taught us anything, it's that polling day can be a bit dull - that's why everyone on Twitter was mostly paying attenti...

Chaos At Barnet Polling Stations After Council Botches Voter Registration Lists

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Widespread problems with voting in London's most populous borough have prompted complaints from candidates and calls for a public enquiry. UPDATE: Ba...

How To Find Your Polling Station And Vote In Thursday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

This article is about the previous 5 May local elections. Information on how to find your polling station for the EU Referendum can be found here. Th...

Poll: How Drunk Would You Have to Be to Shag Donald Trump?

Jenny Paul | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Jenny Paul

The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.

Bristol Student Union Elections: An Insight

John Thalassites | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
John Thalassites

I am currently running for election as Bristol's SU Volunteer Chair. In addition to other promotional material, I have produced a pitch open to all st...

Lib Dems: A Party Without A Message?

Louise Wilson | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

I hope the tide starts to turn for the Lib Dems. Indeed, they campaign on many issues that many other parties hold dear: a more proportional electoral system, reformation of the House of Lords, devolving power to local communities. And whilst I don't agree with much of their policy, they could help to form one of the strongest cross-party oppositions to the Scottish Government at a time when this is desperately needed.

My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil

Rabina Khan | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

A long time ago, my father taught me that there is one identity that surpasses all others - the human identity. Both, in terms of us as individuals, and in terms of how we relate to one another as one people. If there is to be any leading British value, it should be the freedom to express that identity in the way we choose.

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.