Presidential Election

Imagining Marine Le Pen Elected? 'I Find It Horrendous', WW2 Résistant Says

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

When a WW2 Resistant tells a newspaper that in French politics, Le Pen represents the negation of all that the Resistance fought for and calls on everyone to vote Emmanuel Macron next Sunday.

My Daughter Knows No Hate

Ruth Drake | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

So yesterday I was dismayed, like almost every other day since the U.S Presidential Election, by yet another story of Donald Trump disrespecting someone and acting like a high school bully via that least appropriate of presidential platforms, Twitter.

White House: "Hand Movements Handed Trump Election"

Ashley Hames | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Ashley Hames

The controversy over illegal voting in the US election took a bizarre new twist today, when press spokesman Sean Spicer claimed Trump's non-verbal com...

Can Marine Le Pen Become The First Woman President Of France?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was spotted last week at Trump Tower, in New York. Whether she was there to meet with President-elect Trump or not, which she and Trump's team declined to say, it is important to understand the danger she and her party represent in Europe.

Donald Trump Has Soggy Dumplings

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Donald Trump put aside his very important business of picking Twitter fights with celebrities so that he could concentrate on picking Twitter fights w...

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.

Will We See Joe Biden As President In 2020?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

With countless quintessential memes of Joe Biden and President Obama's bromance plastered all over the Internet, America's commander in chief for the past eight years has been met with exceeding popularity to run for Presidency in 2020.

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...

Is It Me.... Or Is Satire Dead?

Georgie Morrell | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Georgie Morrell

My next Edinburgh show is going to have elements of satire. Why you ask?! Because I fear it may be dying out and people no longer know what it is and...

Is Our Cynicism An Invitation To Lie To Us?

Paul Jenkins | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Paul Jenkins

Our cynicism, potentially a useful protection mechanism against being cheated, has become our acquiescence. We expect our leaders to lie, so they do. As a result, maybe we get the leaders our cynicism deserves. Or, you tell me, am I being naïve for expecting better than this?

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...

Has My Facebook Feed Left Me Politically Ignorant?

Helen Clifford | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Clifford

Since news broke back in early September that Facebook filters out Conservative news from their newsfeed, there has been much discussion surrounding the very nature of personalised news content. Is this filtering a form of positive personal specialisation, or does it coddle and comfort, giving a distorted and false view of the world?

Being A Woman In A World Full Of Trumps

Ellie Roddy | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ellie Roddy

While we have no say in who becomes President of the United States and we definitely can't do anything to change it, we do have a choice in how we treat others. Neither gender nor race, sexuality or anything else for that matter should determine how we treat one another. Our differences should unite not divide us and to end as I began, with the words of Hillary Clinton, "love trumps hate."

How The Information Revolution Delivered Trump To The World

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In the long run, the prospect of higher global debt levels, a more imbalanced global economy led by the US and the potential for the inflation genie finally to be leaking out its bottle after eight years of unprecedented monetary stimulus is alarming. The coming bust will be the biggest in human history.

It Seems That White People Still Think We Are A Priority

Beth Galey | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Galey

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.

Note To World: Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote. Yes, She Did

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Am I a hopeless idealist? Maybe. But right now, today, from where I sit and how I feel, I am sure that Hope Trumps Fear.

Why Reality TV And The Internet Are To Blame For Donald Trump

David Kolbusz | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Kolbusz

One of the most truthful accurate things Trump said last week: "I didn't have to bring J. Lo or Jay Z -- the only way she (Hillary Clinton) gets anybody. I am here all by myself. Just me -- no guitar, no piano, no nothing." And he's right. He's the show. You don't buy a ticket to a concert for the supporting acts.

What Will Trump's Global Effects Be?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

There is the possibility that Trump will be able to fulfil President Bush's aim of a "Europe whole and free and at peace" but Trump's intermittent personality and radical approaches to ethnic minorities in the US induces more fear in both the US and the UK. The only way we can approach the next four years is by "keeping calm and carry(ing) on."

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.

Maine Makes History By Scrapping First Past the Post

Katie Ghose | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

As the world analyses the result of the US Presidential election, there's one result you might have missed. On Tuesday one state made a symbolic breakthrough: Maine became the first US state to scrap First Past the Post.

In The Aftermath Of Brexit And Trump - It's Time For Us All To Make Friends

Lexi Rose | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lexi Rose

Don't moan, don't whine. Engage and fight on. But what we need right now - last Obama quote I promise - is "a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and respect for each other." Because if we keep our minds and hearts open through these difficult times then perhaps we'll actually get somewhere in the next four years.

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Mrs Clinton Deserves No Pity

Dan Holliday | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

Mrs Clinton does not deserve pity. Her own record coupled with an ill-deserved sense of entitlement to the top job in US politics was her undoing. A great deal of Americans however, whether they believed in her or otherwise, do deserve pity.

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?

I Am A Black Woman And Today President Trump Is My Hero

Jean Gasho | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jean Gasho

I fell in love with Trump's personality because of his moral principles. As a woman who loves children, to me any man who puts the life of unborn babies first has got a good heart. I cannot even fathom that people can support partial birth abortions. Donald Trump condemns this evil practice, and for that alone, he won my heart.