U.S. Election 2016

Donald Trump: Caligula Reborn?

Barnaby Papadopulos | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Barnaby Papadopulos

If the United States of America has just elected a budding Caligula to lead it then we should be very afraid. Caligula was stabbed by a Praetorian Centurion whom he insulted for having a high voice. Living Gods they may be, but the Emperors of our times are not immortal.

A Broken Nation That Needs Unity And Understanding

Joe Moore | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency of the United States and thus the most powerful job on the planet sent shock-waves around the world. His election was a result that opinion polls and many people did not expect, to the point where some believed that the election would be a landslide for Hilary Clinton.

All You Need Is Love

Pam Jarvis | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

What it would tell us, if only we would study our reflection for long enough, is that, what is most 'humanly desirable' in the production and maintenance of mentally healthy, sociable human beings is, as two of the most celebrated bards of the twentieth century pointed out, fundamentally 'easy: all you need is love'.

Build A Longer Table - Positivity After The US Election

Melanie Haynes | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

If you read something you agree with on Twitter, Facebook or some other social media platform, don't just read it and move on. Say something supportive, like it, share it and pass it forward. Post positive things of your own

Why Hillary Clinton's Loss Is Still A Gain For Women In Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Neela Bettridge

I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet. I doubt as sophisticated a politician as Clinton would thank us for claiming that her gender was the cause of her defeat. In a way, there's no better demonstration of her leadership qualities than this. She fought a good fight against a tough opponent. She took the risk. She lost. The next woman may win.

Why Donald Trump Won The US Election - And Why The Protests Achieve Nothing

James Barber | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
James Barber

Against all the odds, Donald J Trump, one of the most controversial and universally hated men in the world has won the US Election. Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won the most votes (albeit narrowly), Trump won the most states. So how has this man won the right to become the most powerful man in the world?

Don't Lose Hope - Be The Change That You Wish To See

A. Dassu | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
A. Dassu

We all woke up to unbelievable news this morning. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that Americans had chosen to elect an unpredictable man...

God And Our Turbulent Times

Canon J.John | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK
Canon J.John

Let me leave you with a final concluding thought. Remind yourself of this: the Christian faith is alive and flourishing, but where is Caesar and the Empire of Rome now?

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

President Trump: Reasons To Be Cheerful, One Two Three

Gavin Devine | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

So America has delivered the second political ‎earthquake of the year after our own excitement at the end of June. As we survey the turmoil in the markets and pick through the wreckage left by political pundits and pollsters once again crashing and burning, are there any positives at all? Surprisingly enough, given my passionate wish for a Clinton victory (or at least for a Trump defeat), I can see a few... There are reasons for optimism, but they are very limited: this is in no way a good result for anyone. This victory exposes and exacerbates all of the issues with the fraying fabric of society in America.

Trump's Unlikely Victory Has Cost These Brits Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pounds

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

Donald Trump’s victory took the world by surprise on Wednesday, but for a handful of Brits, the result was a particularly expensive pill to swallow....

Clinton Vs Trump - Of Landslides, Mandates and 2000 Redux

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

So as we can see, all votes aren't equal and neither are all wins. As much as who wins on Tuesday, how they win will be crucial to how they govern for the next four years.

Why Are The US Elections So Sexy?

Suzanne Day | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Suzanne Day

I have always had a bit of an addiction to American politics. Currently I am a complete Obama fan girl. I am never totally sure if I am more in love with Barack or Michelle though.

Donald Trump's Masculinity: It's Not What You Think

Jenny Mathers | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Nevertheless, one of the most consistent links that we make between gender and behaviour in the West is the way that masculinity is equated with rationality, logic and cool calculation while femininity is associated with emotion, irrationality and impulse. By this measure, Donald Trump's behaviour is frequently distinctly feminine.

Can You Explain Donald Trump To Your Little Girl?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

My wife and I like to engage our daughter in politics and the political process in general. I have always taken her to vote with me (and we always vote). If this were a 'normal' US election, I would happily let her watch and listen to news reports and the like, and answer any questions she may have. But not this time. This is far from a normal US election.

Clinton Vs Trump: October and Surprises

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

"Events, dear boy, events." The live debates are over and most polls are showing a growing gap between the two main presidential candidates. With onl...

Technopoly: Political And Cultural Abuses Of Technology

Julian Vigo | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

Postman asks that we consider technology not in terms of efficiency or speed, but rather as how it alters our social conceptions of learning, for instance, and how education is being reformulated because of technology. Postman asks if these technologies change how we perceive reality and how ideas and institutions are altered by technology such that our adoption of technology is undertaken unconsciously and seamlessly:

My Surname Used To Be Trump - Here's Why I Had To Change It

Dawn Kelly | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dawn Kelly

To say that I hate Donald Trump would be something of an understatement. Like lots of people, I am sick of hearing his bile and seeing his smug, plasticine face plastered over front-pages and television screens. Unlike most however, my reasons run a bit deeper... For 32 years, I shared the same name as him.

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.

The Choice Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Joe Moore | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Here we are less than a month until voters in the USA take a decision in one of the most unprecedented elections ever to take place in the 'Land of the Free', a decision on the most powerful leader on the planet, a decision that will have global ramifications.

The Alluring Language Of Donald Trump

Thomas Smith | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas Smith

Effective rhetoric is instrumental in achieving political success. One need only look back to ancient Greek times, and Plato's historical adage that r...

Skittles, Trump And A New Corporate Approach To Hostile Political Engagement

Nick Laitner | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Nick Laitner

Whereas major organisations have traditionally sought to inject some political balance into their public statements and engagement, there is little downside from ignoring, or slapping down, a weak and unelectable political force. That's clearly the Virgin Trains and G4S calculation in the UK - neither company is ever going to be regulated by a Corbyn government. Whether Donald Trump will ever be in a position to knock down Skittles is another question.

The Real Reason Trump Is Behind in the Polls

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 09.08.2017 | 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.

US Election Provides an Opportunity, But Little Chance of a Breakthrough for Libertarians

Carl Thomson | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

The US election is shaping up to be the most divisive in modern history, with the electorate seeing both candidates as equally unpalatable. According to a CNN/ORC opinion poll earlier this month, 57% of the public said they felt negatively about Hillary Clinton, while 59% say they hold unfavourable views about Donald Trump.

There's Nothing Post-Truth About Poverty

Declan Sean Kenny | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Declan Sean Kenny

As Democrats and Republicans alike continue to exacerbate an already dilapidated business model, it is unsurprising that millions of Americans are entrusting an insolvency consultant, eager for a return on their initial investment in the American Dream.