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The Real Reason Trump Is Behind in the Polls

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

A hundred days is a long time in American politics and anything can happen. But the original plot of saving the GOP from itself will require embellishment it is unclear Trump, by himself, can deliver.

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.

Republicans Back Brexit - A Tale of CPAC

Janice Atkinson | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

It was a brilliant few days. Before I flew home I took part in a Fox News debate with the brilliant KT McFarland, former Reagan staffer and Fox News' security expert. Also on stage were two security experts and Nile Gardiner former aide to Thatcher, who gave a particularly excoriating view of the EU and Cameron's Conservatives. It was a packed room and at the end they all backed Brexit.

Nancy Reagan, Former US First Lady, Dies Aged 94

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK

Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan, the widow of Ronald Reagan, has died aged 94. She died at home in in Los Angeles on Sunday morning of congestive...

The Secret of Trump's Success (Is Not What You Think)

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Spoiler alert: Trump is actually a moderate who has said some tough-guy things to get the party's right to go along with him. A sheep in wolf's clothing. A conservative in campaign style but a 'wet' in wisdom, an entrepreneur doing what entrepreneurs do best: catering to a huge gap in the market.

Why World Leaders Want Fish And Chips When They Visit Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping was reportedly "desperate" to sample Britain's most famous dish during his state visit to the UK. Today he got his wish -...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Can this Lame Duck Fly?

James Davis | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
James Davis

Whether Obama has turned out to be a weak and ineffective President is a proposition we can debate, but not on the basis of yesterday's elections. True, the President will no longer dominate the domestic political agenda. On that question, the elections leave no room for doubt. At home, Obama is indeed a lame duck.

Vidal's Death

Aaron Vallely | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

The writer most admired by Gore, was Frenchman Michel De Montaigne, whom was born in 1533. Montaigne was to Gore, what Gore is to me. A literary forefather.

Will Miliband Succeed Or Fail At His 'Job Interview' With Obama?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband is hoping to catch Barack Obama when he is in Washington for an informal "brush-by" at the White House allowing him to bolst...

What Would Ronald Reagan Make of Today's Republican Party?

Robert Philpot | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, it is unsurprising that Republicans are desperate to bask in a few rays from Reagan's reflected glory. In 2011, he ranked third in a poll of the most popular US president of the past 50 years behind Jack Kennedy and Bill Clinton. But, as America marks the 10th anniversary of his death, just how comfortable would Reagan himself be in today's Republican party?

Steven Seagal Wants To Be Governor Of Arizona

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Steven Seagal, the portly former action star of such Hollywood fare as Half Past Dead and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, is considering a run for poli...

Using Chemical Weapons Is Always Abhorrent - Except When It Isn't

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The point is not just that missile strikes won't prevent Assad from carrying out attacks with chemical weapons, nor will they help bring the Syrian conflict to a much-needed close, but that our political leaders in the west occupy very little moral high ground when it comes to condemning the use of such horrific weapons.

LOOK: Political Foes Make Boobs Of Themselves In Push-Up Bra Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From campaigns such as No More Page 3 and Lose The Lads Mags to breast-feeding in public and FEMEN, breasts have long been on the political agenda. ...

What Today's Politicians Can Learn About Change From Margaret Thatcher

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Reflecting on Margaret Thatcher's achievements is a timely exercise because she tackled many of the problems we face today. The years before she came to power were dominated by economic anxiety, terrorism and saber-rattling.

Blair And Bush To Be Reunited At Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair and George W. Bush are likely to be reunited at Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, as all surviving former US presidents have been g...

Thatcher: The Most Divisive British Leader of All Time

Mark Hillary | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

Thatcher still manages to divide opinion in a way that no other British leader has achieved. Even Tony Blair's false wars don't create the same kind of hatred.

Thatcher is Dead, but Thatcherism Is Alive

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

What remains for all of us to face up to is her political and economic heritage, for Thatcher might be dead, but Thatcherism is alive and well. And its reach was never more ubiquitous as is it today. In her very own words, Thatcher affirmed individual gain above collective benefit when she said: "There is no such thing as society."

The Lady T I Knew: Iron in Private, Too

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

In the mid-1990s, I hosted a small dinner for Lady Thatcher and a group of Republican Senators in Washington. Bill Clinton had come out in favour of NATO expansion - which led a number of conservatives to come out against. During the evening, Lady Thatcher told the august group of Republicans around the table - all men, incidentally - to knock it off.

Peace Through Strength and David Cameron: Not a Love Story

Philip White | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Surely a Conservative Prime Minister has preserved Britain as a global force to be reckoned with, even after the follies of his predecessor in Afghanistan and Iraq? Not so much. Despite William Hague's belief that a strong, capable Army, Navy and Royal Air Force is necessary to protect us from traditional threats and combat the malevolence of terrorists, the Conservative Party seems to have either disregarded Reagan's theory or confused it for "strength through weakness."

Red Dawn Redux

Matt Carr | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Carr

To call Red Dawn a gross distortion of international politics would be something of an understatement.

Prime Minister's Questions Dominated By Debate On Living Standards

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is banking on the nation's falling living standards to help decide the outcome of the 2015 General Election. Opposition leader Ed Miliband s...

Muhammad Ali Greeted With A 'Punch' By Celebrity Admirers (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

He's without doubt the most famous boxer that ever lived, so Muhammad Ali is to blame for this trend as celebrities are lining up to 'punch' the boxin...

Obama and the World, Part Two

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

In his inauguration speech, Obama told the American people that ten years of war were coming to an end, with the withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan. He signalled that he now wanted to concentrate on domestic priorities.

Generation 2012: How America's Youth Went From 'Yes we Can!' to 'Yeah Whatever'

Nick Purves | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

The hope that came with the election of Obama has diminished along with the faltering economy. This has led to young people withdrawing from politics as they consistently see how politicians are unable to enact real change in their lives.