Presidential Election

Now America Decides: Is This Just The End Of The Beginning?

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

The Dalai Lama has called for the 21st century to be the century of dialogue. Let's hope that continued dialogue, peaceful demonstration, a seeking of solutions, rationality, a desire for healing, and a huge dose of patience and goodwill survive this election. On November 8th and thereafter, America chooses. Make it a good choice.

Trump Is the Ultimate Reality TV Villain

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

As I'm not a US citizen, I hold no political affiliation with either Democrats or Republicans. I cannot vote in the election, all I can do is observe. Either the US will continue the forward step taken with Barack Obama and put a woman in the Oval Office for the first time, or it will take a huge leap back by electing a spray-tanned failed businessman who lies constantly. Whichever way it goes, I will be watching.

US Elections: A Vote Of No Confidence

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jared Joffe

In just under three weeks, citizens from the United States of America will go to the ballot boxes to elect their next president.

Donald Trump Isn't The Only Barrier To Gender Equality

Stephen Mayne | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

It's great a large number of people can find agreement opposing the disgusting views of Donald Trump and his ilk. What's much harder to change is the unthinking sexist paternalism that lingers deeply embedded under the surface. Inadvertently, at least in the reaction he provoked, Trump has shown us how far we still have to go.

Dear Mr Trump, Are You A Bigot?

Sam Coleman | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Coleman

Just for the record I'm not necessarily calling you a bigot or a fear-monger, Mr Trump. I'm simply asking a question. I wouldn't dream of stating my opinion, mainly because I don't want to be sued and fascist bigots are fond of suing.

The Squib That Fizzled

Nick Abbot | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If ever a fight did not live up to it's hype, it was this one. The build-up was extraordinary. The Donald sought to take charge of the accusations of misogyny that had been levelled at him all week by holding an extraordinary and unexpected press conference with four women who presumably had a tale to tell of their treatment at the hands of Bill Clinton.

I'm A Christian - Should I Vote For Trump?

Kate Milner | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

Assuming you're not a far-rightist who sets fire to abortion clinics, can I urge you to think and pray about this decision? Trump is not a Christian. He doesn't act like a Christian... So analyse, scrutinise, think and pray. Don't wait and then regret. Don't be on the wrong side of history.

Is Trump Learning From Brexit, Or Are We?

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Dundovic

In the aftermath of Brexit, protest voters and those who had not gone to the polling stations mourned their decisions. It was too late. With a month to go, the US election is unwritten. On November 8th don't not vote because you've given up, don't cast your vote thinking it won't count. Vote because it does matter, for the United States and the world.

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.

Clinton May Have Won The Debate, But Trump's Message Will Resonate Powerfully With Voters

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Duncan Kenyon

Most viewers would agree Clinton won the first Presidential debate. She was calm, relaxed and presidential compared to an abusive and abrasive Trump. CNN suggests 62% of viewers believe she won the debate compared to 27% for Trump. However, as polling day looms it will be his debate that people talk about, not Clinton's. Trumps tactics are sound.

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?

Republicans For Hillary

Beth Gray | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Gray

As Donald Trump fails to get members of his own party to vote for him are we starting to see the beginnings of a landslide victory for Clinton in November? With a fractured and divided party that are not able to come together behind their candidate, the situation looks like it can only benefit the Democratic nominee whom I am sure will welcome the endorsements of any former Republican Presidents with open arms.

Some Hard Lesson For US Democrats From Brexit

Jackie Kemp | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

Brexit continues to lie untouched in the dog's breakfast bowl, no more appetising in the cold light of day than it was when the smell started on the n...

A Child Of Berlusconi's Italy Reacts To Trump's Interview With Jimmy Fallon

Carolina Are | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

It doesn't matter whether you support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Tucker or Kermit The Frog. No politician should receive such a favourable treatment at such a crucial time, when an interview like that can seriously shift the balance in the electorate.

All Bets on Hillary Clinton

Tommy Gilchrist | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tommy Gilchrist

Unpredictable. But only up to a point. The one thing you can be sure of is that Clinton will continue to hammer Trump on each and every single thing he says and does between now and polling day.

The 'Clinton and Trump Show' Needs Less Attitude and More Latitude

Rob Blakeman | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Blakeman

There has been a lot of negative content written on the Clinton Trump race for the White House-and here's some more. In the USA the political battle r...

Hillary Clinton's Past Is a Testament to Her Character

Daniel Weeks | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Hillary has made mistakes along the way, as she herself admits. So have I. She has made compromises I wish she never made. But that does not stop me from celebrating #HistoryMade in Philadelphia and believing fervently that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, must be the next President of the United States.

An Open Letter to US Republicans

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Please, look in a mirror, and ask yourself seriously: 'Can I face myself if I vote for Donald Trump?' Surely, you already know the answer. He is a liar, a fraud, and a narcissist with a mean streak the width of the Pacific Ocean. Worse than that, and this is what concerns those of us watching from afar, he is very, very dangerous.

Who Wants Billy Flynn as President?

Caroline Feraday | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Feraday

As a Brit living in the United States, I have an up-close but outsider's view of their presidential campaign. What started as a ridiculous joke has become a serious, stark and terrifying reality - Donald Trump COULD be president of the United States, and seemingly no one can hear the little boy shouting that the emperor has no clothes on.

The Trump Threat - Real or Hype?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

A plethora of political risks threatens the global economy. One of them is the potential US presidency of Donald Trump. Opinion polls indicate a 46/43 division to the benefit of Hillary Clinton, but she too, is not very popular with voters, as a result of which it is not unthinkable that Trump may overtake her...

Seven Ways Trump Follows in the Footsteps of Ronald Reagan

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.

What Effect Would a Trump Presidency Have on the 'Special Relationship' Between Britain and the United States?

Lewis Barton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

You'd like to think that a Trump presidency could not possibly end a friendship that has spanned over one hundred years and two World Wars. Yet, it's very clear that the policies Trump is currently proposing would put America at great odds with their closest ally...

Bernie the Only Pick as Hillary a Donald Play Out of Tune

Tom Conrad | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

Juan Perón once said, "a country is like playing a guitar: you pick it up with your left and play it with the right." The quote, from the former Arge...

Canada Issues A Message To Ask America To Get Its Sh*t Together

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Comedy

The nation of Canada has issued a video message to the people of America as the entire company seems to be going further and further off the deep end....

Epic Battle for the Soul of America and the World

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The Trump Train Thunders On On Super Tuesday Donald Trump (69) and Hillary Clinton (68) have proved themselves the undisputed front-runners in presid...