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Democracy And The Importance Of Turning Up

Jamie Lambert | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Lambert

We have to turn up, and keep turning up, and show that we believe equally as hard as they do, and that respect and acknowledgement of the rights of our fellow humans, no matter their skin colour, country of origin, gender, sexuality or whatever differences we may have, are the core values of the society we want to live in. Democracy is the single most important construct our society has ever developed and, whilst it has flaws like everything else, it's beautiful, and it works when we turn up.

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...

Our Obama: What Will We Tell Our Kids?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

To that end, we would point them to one such giant whose birthday we marked this week. Although Martin Luther King, Jr. would not live to see the day when his children would play, as equals, with white children, he spoke prophetic wisdom when he observed, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." The Obamas have done their part in politics. Now it's up to us.

Brexit And The Presidential Election: How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do Now?

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Following both events, and that sense of disorientation, disbelief and alienation, we now hear it said that we must accept that "the people have spoken", so stop moaning. I wonder. Have you, the people, spoken? All of you? And to whom?

Barack Obama Must Continue To Be 'President'

Maria Karvouni | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Barack Obama serves his last hours as the US President. Some people have expressed their will Obama to have been able to remain for more years in the position, but this isn't possible according to the law, which says that a president can't be elected more than twice. However, Obama must continue to be 'President.'

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.

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...

US Presidential Election 2016 - Lessons Learned As A Young Fabians US Delegate In Florida

Louisa Metcalfe | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Louisa Metcalfe

We flew out to Orlando, Florida on 2 November 2016, with a week to go before the election to central Florida, a key part of a marginal swing State with a significant number of Electoral College votes. We were assigned by the local Democrat Party campaign office to canvass Hunters Creek, in Orange County, which we were told was the third most significant area in the country...

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!

Why Women Are Hurrying To Get The IUD

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In the hustle and bustle of women on the internet encouraging others to go and get an IUD before Trump's inauguration on the 20th of January in 2017, as a woman, it's still important to weigh up the pros and cons of this form of contraception...

Presidential Reflections - A New World Order

Gavin Callaghan | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Callaghan

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.

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.

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?

Why Mary J Blige Calls For No More Drama With US Presidential Election and Stupid Social Media Feuds

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Tetteh

The battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has shocked and divided the world - and next Tuesday the fate of the USA will be sealed when the ...

Hillary Clinton And President Obama Hug On Stage As Democrats Prepare To Take On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics

An emotional President Obama was joined by Hillary Clinton on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, as he passed on the ba...

Gunship Diplomacy

Chris Terrill | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Terrill

Gunboat Diplomacy. The Untold story Behind Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba President Obama's historic visit to Havana starting on March21st marks t...

Obama To Lunch With Queen

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics

President Obama will visit the United Kingdom at the end of April it has been confirmed. He is expected to use a joint press conference with David Ca...

106-Year-Old Woman Fulfils Dream To Meet Obama And Busts Out Impressive Dance Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

A 106-year-old woman has fulfilled her dream to meet President Obama in one of the most excitement-filled encounters you're likely to ever see. Vir...

Watch Obama Steadily Rip Trump Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics

Here’s why Donald Trump will not be US president, spelled out by the current occupant of the Oval Office. “It’s not hosting a talk show, or a...

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Robins

I admit - I love America. I love the country, the people, the diversity, the food, the craziness. I know it has its faults but in general I love it. Except for one major thing. Guns. The country is a mess over this. If it wasn't so tragic it would be laughable. The whole thing has become a farce and I want to add my bit of nonsense to the subject.

Stormtroopers Invaded The White House And The First Lady Live-Tweeted The Whole Ordeal

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

The White House welcomed a very special guest on Friday as everyone's favourite dustbin-shaped droid R2-D2 dropped in. Welcome to the @WhiteHouse, ...

Climate Change: Merci M. Fabius

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

French may no longer be the language of international diplomacy, but French diplomats have not lost their touch.

President Obama - You Fought for Obamacare...Will You Help Us Fight for Our NHS?

Chris James | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Chris James

Please Mr President stand with us. We have reached tipping point - it is balanced precariously. We are not politicians and our lack of a media platform confirms this. Every lie and deception put forward by this government is backed by a media machine that is as relentless as it is powerful in the minds of the public.

COP21: Why I Cycled From Bristol to Paris

Charley Pattison | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Charley Pattison

Is that? Is that really? It is. It's an ostrich. A flat light fighting through the drizzle at the top of a one kilometre climb and only the sound of ...

UK Government Must Not Give Up on Climate Change

George Ferguson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

Bristol's commitment to living in a responsible, sustainable way should inspire cities across the globe to join us in building a society we shall be happy to pass on to the next generation. I will continue to push for this locally, nationally and internationally.