There is no more symbolic an image of 2016 than the picture of Donald Trump and a gloating Farage standing in front of Trump's gold-plated doors, like a grotesque modern-day version of Churchill, Truman and Stalin at Potsdam.
Where do the double standards stop? It's not okay for our children to lie, it's not okay for the pillars of industry to make things up, but it's absolutely fine for the new Leader of the Free World?
Those inside the Conservative party, and others screaming from the side-lines, need to wise up on how people like Donald Trump do business. He is a classic bully, and if the recent election isn't a good indicator of that then there is no hope that we will ever be able to deal with his underhand tactics.
Most of all, we must realize the future does not necessarily belong to the right. But increased popular engagement - not just sharing Facebook posts - is needed: this is an age of political realignment, and one must stand up and be counted.
Since sitting and watching Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania fall beneath the crimson wave of the Trump Campaign, I've spent a lot of time thinking about whose responsible for the Donald Trump's election to the presidency and for Brexit come to that. Obviously the people who voted for them are, but in a way I think we are too. And by we I mean liberal lefty millennials like me.
History repeats itself. The day after the Brexit referendum, left-leaning publications rushed to justify the vote as an anti-establishment revolt by t...
White people voted in the EU referendum and the Presidential Election. I'm sure you were aware of that, but it's an important thing to acknowledge because it was white people's voices who were heard the loudest throughout both of these elections. In fact, it's the thing that brings the two together the most; they were two very different elections, but they both heard one loud voice shouting no.
The Age of Reason is over. The big learning that we can take from Trump and BREXIT is that the western world has had enough of carefully scripted, obv...
As the brilliant LBC presenter James O'Brien said this week, by voting for Trump, 'people have voted to make their lives better and others' lives worse.' The same can be said for the people who voted to leave the EU.
So here I am, Mum, Dad. Witnessing something colossal on the world stage, in the week where we remember events we thought could never be repeated. For the first time in my life I believe that they genuinely could. And for the first time in my life I feel compelled to define who I am, and witness my friends doing the same.
When Farage ran for MP at the last General Election he did so in my home constituency of South Thanet. Even though he lost, I saw first-hand the rift created in the community; but Farage is a politician and knows how the system works. Trump is a complete outsider with zero experience, yet he is part of the very crowd he tries to oppose.
The primary role of the new Ukip leader is to bring together the party as best they can in the interests of its main strength, the membership. Paul is not one of the recent political carpet baggers who somehow manifested themselves at the top, he has been around for some time. Only Nuttall comes to the role of leader with unblemished provenance. He is of no faction. In point of fact on that score he is without equal.
Trump's behaviour towards women should alone enough to never support anything he ever does. But there are also the small matters of him calling Mexicans rapists, inciting violence against protesters, supporting Nazi-style checks on Muslims and making various other proclamations usually reserved for depraved war criminals. Nigel Farage supports this man - and he doesn't just think he's the lesser of evils, he's travelled to America to appear on stage with him and endorsed him again this week on radio. Whatever you think of Ukip, they're still one of the UK's biggest mainstream parties with millions of voters. That the party's foremost figure is in league with an evil extremist barely seems to been acknowledged.
The New Art Gallery Walsall has as many thin edges as their local councillors have thin skins. I say this from experience, which I have documented in ...
What are you smoking...? Recently I've read Alan MacDonald's post on "The Dark Side Of Brexit". After the initial confusion (there's a light side?) I...
Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.