#President

How Should We Report Politics In A 'Post-Truth' Age?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The media has been criticised for its reporting of the US presidential election campaign and the EU referendum. Several media outlets were accused of biased coverage and excessive focus on personalities rather than policies. Journalists working on these two campaigns have had to determine how to report on politicians' false claims.

The Case For A Strong Selfless Parliamentary System

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

The creation of a selfless parliamentary system is a real revolution in itself. It is a new way of doing politics, but it is also and mainly a way to restore the people's trust in politics, and send the populist and nationalist preachers of our time back to the one place they belong: the History books.

Politicians Bashing Judges In The US And UK Has Consequences

Andrew Langdon QC | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Langdon QC

Fresh from seeing the UK's Supreme Court thrust into the limelight when deciding on the recent Article 50 case, we are now seeing the USA grapple with the separation of powers under its own constitution... Until recent times it seemed unlikely that lawyers on either side of the Atlantic would find it necessary defend the Rule of Law at home. But it may be a mistake for us to fail, for the present and perhaps for a little time to come, to concentrate upon this task.

Who Do We Have In Power - A Snake In The Grass Or An Untrained Rottweiler?

Lucy Nichol | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Lucy Nichol

We're all experts when it comes to diagnosing Trump. Twitter confidently informs us that he is a 'psychopath', a 'narcissist', 'schizophrenic' and pos...

We Would Stand With You Theresa May, If Only You Wanted Us To

Brittany Dawson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Brittany Dawson

Theresa May must not lie down and allow Trump to trample human rights. After all, in the president's eyes, May must prove herself even more than her male counterparts. So now is the time for her voice to be heard loudly and more supported than ever - we would stand right behind her if only she would stand in front of us.

The Presidency Of Donald J. Trump: Act One, Scene One

Euan Healey | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Lights up. As I'm writing this, Donald J. Trump has been the 45th President of the United States for around an hour. The world is reeling from a pres...

Transparency In A Post-Truth World

Carry Somers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Carry Somers

For Fashion Revolution, truth means transparency and transparency implies honesty, openness, communication and accountability. Transparency means that if human rights or environmental abuses are discovered, it is far easier for relevant stakeholders to understand what went wrong, who is responsible and how to fix it. It also helps unions, communities and garment workers themselves to more swiftly alert brands to human rights and environmental concerns.

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.

The End Of Elites? How Technology Is Killing The Man

Quentin Bargate | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Quentin Bargate

The defining characteristics of Elites have traditionally been threefold. The first is their institutionalised access to information. The second, their exercise of influence. Thirdly, they controlled opinion and expertise in the public sphere.

These US Students Have Their Own Unique Ways Of Dealing With Donald Trump's Win

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Out of all the groups in America stunned by the election of Donald Trump as president, it would appear that students are taking the news especially ba...

Don't Lose Hope - Be The Change That You Wish To See

A. Dassu | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
A. Dassu

We all woke up to unbelievable news this morning. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that Americans had chosen to elect an unpredictable man...

The Choice Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Joe Moore | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Here we are less than a month until voters in the USA take a decision in one of the most unprecedented elections ever to take place in the 'Land of the Free', a decision on the most powerful leader on the planet, a decision that will have global ramifications.

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

America Finally Has A Viable Presidential Candidate And Donald Trump Should Be Worried

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The United States is currently surging towards having to choose a president from the two least likeable candidates of recent memory (seriously). Meanw...

Meet Me at the Airport, Mr President

Carry Somers | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Carry Somers

I am ready to take the President of Honduras up on his offer to visit garment factories in his country and trust that he will keep his word. Meet me at the airport, Mr President.

Turkey President Erdogan 'Talks Man Out Of Suicide' On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

Extraordinary video footage has captured the moment that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked a man out of jumping off a bridge on Christmas ...

First Democratic Debate Tonight Answers the Question - Is Hillary a Human?

Erich McElroy | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Even if she manages to check all her luggage Hillary Clinton has the additional burden of proving she is an Actual Human Being. Fairly or not she comes across as an overprotective, secretive, control freak. And in a constant media bubble perception matters. In polls people do see her as experienced, intelligent and super hot (I think she is) but not truthful or relatable.

Note to Fifa - Don't Neglect the Game

Louis Saha | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

It is a catastrophic state of affairs when the conduct of the politicians of football has detracted from the beautiful game. World football is in desperate need of individuals such as Gill, Figo, Prince Ali, and Platini to take the reigns of the organisation and guide it to a culture of fairness, transparency and ethical practice. It is imperative for the sake of the sport and the principles the governing body transfer to impressionable youths that these changes are brought about in a timely manner. Cultural change of an organisation is a monumental task, but with the departure of Sepp Blatter I believe the process can now get underway.

Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

The New President of Ukraine!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

The Holy date of 25 May, the day of presidential elections in Ukraine, the country's territory is becoming smaller and smaller. Indeed, the elections will not take place in Crimea, rightful territory of Ukraine which was proclaimed by Putin and his gangs of separatists as part of Russian territory. Even after a failed referendum, it seems like the eastern part of Ukraine is not going to participate in the vote as well, as half of the polling stations are already occupied by separatists in the Donbass region. The country is in the middle of a war with an exterior enemy but Ukrainians say that the elections have to happen anyways!

I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

Behind the Façade of the G8

Stephanie Allen | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The members of the G8 are ultimately just eight individuals brought together to try to agree on a number of subjects listed on an agenda. Whether they can do this is another matter, and it provokes the question of whether the G8, with all its renown, reputation and international respect, is really just a power trip.

Obama Promises To Match Daughter's Tattoo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama has dreamed up a novel way to dissuade his daughters from getting tattoos, saying that if they did, he and their mum Michell...