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Patriachy Is Political

Shaista Aziz | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

For generations women's rights campaigners have been working to create a world where there is greater gender equity and parity. But across the world...

In A Post-Truth Society, Does It Matter That The Trump Dossier Is Unverified?

Emma Rosen | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Emma Rosen

Buzzfeed's decision flies in the face of journalistic ethics, standards and tradition and is against everything that many in the industry stand for. This explains the mass denouncement of the editorial choice over the unsubstantiated publication by virtually every major news organisation. In practically any other circumstances they would be right to do so.

Ex-Ambassador To Russia Says British Spy Would Not Have 'Made Up' Donald Trump Dossier

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

A former British ambassador to Russia has said that Christopher Steele, the former British spy at the centre of an explosive dossier about US presiden...

The Waugh Zone January 13, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, January 13… 1) NORTHERN JEZ-ERENDUM Back in the 1990s before Blair, Labour used to worry about its...

British Spy Behind Donald Trump Dossier Named As Christopher Steele

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

The former British spy at the heart of the sensational story about Russia holding compromising details of Donald Trump’s private life is now in hidi...

Donald Trump Suggests Intelligence Agencies Behind Release Of Controversial Report

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has suggested that intelligence agencies may be responsible for the release of a report alleging Russia holds compromising information ab...

Corbyn: UK Should 'Ratchet Down' Tensions With Russia

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK to “ratchet down” military tensions with Russia after a fresh war of words erupted between London and Moscow. ...

11 Things You Need To Know About The Donald Trump 'Golden Shower' Allegations

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

Any notions that 2017 was going to be slightly less surreal than its predecessor were swiftly batted to one side on Wednesday morning as #WaterSportsG...

The Waugh Zone January 11, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, January 11… 1) 360 DEGREES OF SEPARATION It’s the first PMQs of 2017 today and it ought not t...

The Donald Trump And Russia Allegations Have Gone Viral. Bigly

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

So ... The US broadcaster CNN on Tuesday afternoon published a sensational story claiming Russia holds compromising personal and financial information...

Nigel Farage Finds Britain's New EU Ambassador Too Similar To The Last One

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed Britain’s EU ambassador after the shock resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers. Rogers stood down on Tuesday just weeks be...

Why Aleppo's Evacuation Was No Such Thing

Alicia Kearns | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK
Alicia Kearns

Aleppo is not an evacuation of communities from danger to a place of refuge. It is the forced displacement of civilians from their homes. The point-blank shooting of civilians dragged from their homes by Regime soldiers and militias as reported by the UN. This is no evacuation, this is ethnic cleansing... The world has watched on as ethnic cleansing took place in Syria. We should be ashamed. The people of Aleppo continue to suffer, but does the world continue to care?

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

Vladimir Putin Intrigues Everyone With His Prediction Of Donald Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Vladimir Putin on Friday said that his country correctly predicted Donald Trump would win the US presidency during a blockbuster press conference in w...

Never Again: A Prayer, A Promise, A Vow

Toby Cadman | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

We can and we should provide both if the decades-long international system of protection of civilians and regulation of warfare is to have any meaning. It is urgent to ensure the safe passage of civilians in Eastern Aleppo according to International Law; and it is imperative to investigate the responsibility for the crimes that have already been committed.

Game, Set And Match: How The West Let Assad Win The Civil War In Syria

Sam Goodman | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Goodman

The military victory for Assad is now pretty much assured. The election of Trump will turn the US position on Assad from ambivalence to open support, ensuring a political victory as well. The sad reality is the new warmth in US/Russian relations will be consummated with Assad's victory against his own people.

Donald Trump Rejects Daily Intelligence Briefing Because He's 'Smart'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

President-elect Donald Trump has rejected a daily intelligence briefing, saying he is “smart” enough not to be told “the same words every single...

This Meteorite Is So Bright, It Turned Night Into Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you have ever looked up into the night sky hoping to catch a glimpse of a shooting star but not had much luck, may we suggest a holiday to Siberia?...

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

In Aleppo, Death Is Everywhere

Gareth Bayley | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Aleppo has been in the news for months, but the brutal reality of this humanitarian catastrophe has never been as bad as this. Simply put, the Assad regime and its backers are trying to turn eastern Aleppo into a coffin.

Is Technology The New Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But there is another thing that could be just as unfair and just as advantageous, and it's being used in sports everywhere: technology. So should the public aim some of their outrage at technology like a donor of toxin-free urine aiming into a bottle? Let's see how tech is used in sports to find out.

Trump, Putin And The Illusion Of The Strong Leader

Jenny Mathers | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Despite appearances, Vladimir Putin is not a strong leader, but it takes a willingness and an ability to look beyond the illusion of strength to understand that.

Caution: Dangerous World Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

There is no point trying to deny it any longer: the election of Donald Trump has made the world a much more dangerous place. Suppose you are a national leader with ambitions that run counter to the interests of the US or of the Western powers more generally. With the EU in disarray, and a buffoon in the White House, what better opportunity will you have to put your plans into action?

Bringing Up Kids In An Unstable World

Tom Walters | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Tom Walters

It is an indescribable feeling seeing someone you embrace with love so deep it makes you nauseous, developing and changing with the passing weeks. That you've somehow managed to create this gentle creature that is untouched by the bitterness and cynicism of modern life.

President Donald Trump: The World Turned Upside Down?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Donald Trump, who may prove to be the most unprepared, uninformed president ever to enter office, shows no sign of having applied much thought to such questions and is inclined to shoot from the hip. Despite some conciliatory language since his victory, the rest of us can only hope he'd only be shooting metaphorically.