Élections 2016

A Year After The Brexit Vote: Have We Reached Peak Populism Yet?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I was truly shocked when a slim majority voted for Brexit a year ago, on June 23. It was to be the first shock caused by an election outcome in 2016 in which populists whipped up popular resentment and won. The question troubling me since: When is it going to stop? When's the world coming to its senses?

Can The Art World Lead Change In A Post-Brexit And Trump World?

Tonya Nelson | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tonya Nelson

As the seismic repercussions of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump start to reveal themselves, a new imperative for the art world emerges. The re...

Time For 2017

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that despite all the imbalance around us, we need to position ourselves in a steady spot and remember that, as human beings, we have endured and overcome so many things. As tough as it may seem now, we will survive Trump and Brexit too.

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

Will The Electoral College Do Its (Original) Job?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Although the outcome of this election is all but certain, the time is now for citizens to unite in overhauling the Electoral College to ensure that presidential elections reflect the will of the people.

Schools As Businesses - Trump's Education Policy

Kate Robinson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

Donald Trump isn't known for keeping his cards close to his chest, but although President-elect Trump has loose lips for most things, education is not one of them. Therefore what little we do know will be key to figuring out what education will look like in America over the next four years.

The Symbolisms Of Trump's Win

Maria Karvouni | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Now, every one must stand by him. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have already admitted that. So, Trump must be supported by all with the condition that he will work hard to make society better and won't exploit his power for personal boast. If he succeeds, we would be able to confidently infer that his scopes were misinterpreted.

An Open Letter To Anyone Who Voted For Trump

Lizzie Jones | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lizzie Jones

This is not even about Trump anymore. We're not being sore losers and whinging for the sake of it. This is mourning for all that is good in the world and praying that the future will be brighter.

It's The Patriarchy, Stupid.

Clare O'Neill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

Privilege is a funny thing because you often don't realise you have it until you lose it. I am privileged enough that I never really understood how di...

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.

The Shock And Outrage At Being Trumped Is Pitiful - Are People Really Surprised In The Perpetual Age Of The Lesser Evil?

Joshua Funnell | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

It's worth remembering that someone who offered a genuinely different political vision to the lesser evils, Bernie Sanders, unsurprisingly polled better vs. Trump than Hillary did. In a climate where voters wanted to rebel against a system, Democrats robbed them of an outlet by choosing a candidate who was an agent of that very system. The only channel for rebellion was through Trump.

Psychologising Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Maria Karvouni | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Trump might want to try new things, which renders himself as a more risky option. However, beforehand predictions often fail. In any case, the new President must be supported by everyone and history will decide whether he/she was successful.

Let History Judge The Vandalism Of Trump's Star

Janet Awe | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Janet Awe

A talented music composer and lovely friend of mine, Stuart Wood, moved to LA from London, three years ago. It's been very interesting to follow his a...

Trumpocalypse Now?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Clinton won the debate but she did not do as well as many would have hoped for. So, the upbeat reaction in the markets was perhaps a bit premature. Clinton will have to pick up her game quite a bit if she hopes to significantly improve her chances with the next two debates.

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?

Investing in Interesting Trump Times

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 23.07.2017 | 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...

All Hail the Ungrateful Youth Voter

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.

An Open Letter to a Generation I Once Admired

Darryl Morris | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Darryl Morris

Look around you. Look at the poison you have created and ask yourself, what are you leaving me? This is your legacy and, regardless of Thursday's result, my generation may well spend the rest of our lives cleaning up.

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

Xavier Toby | Posted 14.06.2017 | 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.

Hillary Clinton Has Not Won the Democratic Primary Yet

Matt Monk | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

It is time to call out the media bias and election fraud to ensure democracy in the most influential country in the world. Hillary isn't already the Democratic candidate.

Powerhouse Politics: Four Lessons for the North

Ed Cox | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Cox

Lesson No. 1: Labour and the big cities London very often likes to portray itself as England's last bastion of the liberal left, with national news ...

Why Fair Votes Matter at Local Elections

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

Last week, the UK went to the polls in the biggest round of elections we'll see before 2020. The results clearly showed the difference a fair voting system makes. Local elections in England were the only contests which used an outdated, unfair system. We saw millions of people denied a strong voice on their council.

The Waugh Zone May 9, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday May 9, 2016… 1) JEZ WE KHAN'T Jeremy Corbyn is set to address the PLP tonight and after last week...

Corbyn Coup Still 'Live Discussion'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics

A leadership coup against Jeremy Corbyn this summer is still “very much a live discussion” in the wake of the 2016 election results, Labour MPs ha...

I Didn't Vote Yesterday, And I'm Furious

Jonathan Guy | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

I didn't vote yesterday. I don't suppose that makes me unique; quite a lot of people didn't vote yesterday, some because they were prevented and others because they couldn't be bothered. For me however it was different, and it was a big thing. For the first time in my adult life I chose not to vote.