Presidential Election

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.

All Hail Trump, Bringer Of Armageddon

Seb Reilly | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

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.

Why Trump Won

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm no fan of Donald Trump and I think it's sad that these were the two best candidates the Republicans and Democrats had to offer. However, personal feelings aside, looking at the conversations taking place on social media and the stories that have dominated the alternative news, there seem to be a number of underlying reasons for a Trump victory.

Beating Trump Tonight: How Commenting On Social Media Tonight Could Help Save US Election Results Today

Olivia Goldin | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Olivia Goldin

As a Brit disturbed and anxious about what feels like the Cuban Missile Crisis of elections, we keep hearing, "Care about the election? Go out and Vo-...

What Would A Trump Victory Mean For UK Businesses Trading With The US?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

It's been a long time since trade was such a hot button topic when talking politics. Tip O'Neill, a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, often used to say that "all politics is local" and, to an extent, that mind-set remains true today. In one of the most politically unpredictable years in recent history, trade is being used as a catch-all scapegoat for a range of local issues.

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 ...

FBI: Full Ballot Impact?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Nervous markets Some foreign investors are ignoring polls predicting a Hillary Clinton election win and are being very cautious when it comes to US ...

Climate And Energy: The Missing Issue In The US Presidential Election

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

What is the most important issue in the upcoming U.S Presidential elections? Is it Clinton's email investigation? Perhaps it's cross border migration from Mexico? Or the economy? Or terrorism and national security concerns? In my opinion one of the most important issues is one that's received disproportionately little attention in this election cycle: climate change and energy policy.