US Election

Under Trump, We'll Miss The Obama-Biden Bromance

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Lindlar

Yes, the Joebama memes have been a highlight of the last stretch of the Obama presidency, but the sincere importance of this unforgivingly loving, respectful and supportive relationship must not be forgotten. As the world watches two intolerant men sworn into leadership of the free world this week, let us remember and celebrate the bromance.

Why The Unreliable Polls Of 2016 Must Awaken New Methods Of Market Research

Mark Lund | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Lund

What is left to say about the US election and Brexit? There seems to be a sense of fatigue now when people discuss these two events - a sense of disbelief and tiredness. However, the implications of both are so huge that we can't shy away from it and have to push ahead; not only to understand what's next, but how it all happened in the first place.

Why Do Women Hold Each Other Back?

Fran Brosan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Brosan

Am I working hard enough at encouraging the many talented women below me to succeed in the very top jobs? The truth is not. It's partly because I am reluctant to bang the feminist drum in a company which is incredibly egalitarian. Somehow focusing on women seems unfair on the talented young men we have in the company.

The Main Aim Of Women In 2017 Should Be To Apply Hillary Clinton's Tweet

Maria Karvouni | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

I am sure that Hillary's wish would be: May the new year 2017 and the subsequent years bring fairer days for the underprivileged women and girls. This wish should motivate all women's actions.

Stop Telling Us That Hillary's Loss Wasn't About Sexism

Chloe Schendel-Wilson | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Schendel-Wilson

When people didn't believe in her enough, when they doubted her capability and trusted someone with no knowledge whatsoever instead -  understand how that felt. How much it knocked our confidence and self-belief. When we speak about this election being about sexism, don't patronise us with all of the reasons as to why we're wrong. Just understand that for so many of us, it was.

Julian Assange's 14-Year-Old Hacker Claim Taken Apart In 21 Tweets

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s claim that a 14-year-old could have hacked the email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman has inspire...

Quiz: Fake News Or Real News?

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

2016 was the year ‘fake news’ arrived, websites of dubious origins churning out spurious and simply made-up stories that many felt had a major imp...

The Bizarre World Of Mug Trading Lurking Within Donald Trump's Twitter Feed

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump’s tweets are mad - no one is disputing that. When he’s not whinging like a small child about the latest publication to be anything ot...

Trump's Cabinet Picks: The Usual Suspects

Sophie Levin | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Levin

The lack of preparation in the Trump transition team for victory has left a vacuum into which the GOP establishment has poured its usual suspects. For an America woefully unaware of what to expect from a Trump presidency, the staffing of his cabinet may be their Keyser Soze moment; despite voting for anti-establishment change, the electorate is slowly finding that the Trump rebrand might just mean business as usual.

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

Can Social Media Data Save The Polls?

Jason Smith | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Smith

When it comes to political decisions, there are few that were talked about more on social media than the EU Referendum. In the six weeks leading up to the vote, there were 54 million tweets about Brexit. These tweets were collated in the Press Association's live referendum data hub.

What Can We Expect From Post-Trump America?

Rob Flello | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

This will not happen in America, so Trump will be forced to seek the approval of the American people in four years and walk out of the White House in eight, at most, not to mention hang on to control of Congress in the even-numbered years in between.

'Making America Great Again' Needs To Start With A Cold, Hard Look In The Mirror

Henrietta Moore | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Henrietta Moore

The post-mortem of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US elections has focused on how the winner's incendiary campaign rhetoric galvanised people ...

A Presidential Combination: Liberal Arts And Professional Education

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

The United States of America's president-elect Donald Trump and defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton do have something in common: they both pursued a liberal arts degree before progressing to graduate schools.

Is Donald Trump Actually 'Trolling' Everyone On Twitter?

Maria Karvouni | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Before and after Donald Trump's election, his tweets have caused controversy; they are regarded as inappropriate for a US President and generally a po...

Message To Donald Trump: The Clean Energy Transition Is Not Up For Debate

Barry Gardiner | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

While Donald Trump makes up his "open mind" on climate change, the shift to a net zero global economy is accelerating on the ground. Although America's new President can hold back American progress, he cannot fundamentally derail the irreversible transition to a low carbon future.

Trump Means Tough Choices For British Diplomacy

James Sorene | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
James Sorene

The UK needs to make take some tough decisions. A naïve belief that we can use our influence to steer the US President in our direction won't work. We tried that with the last Republican President and we are still repairing the damage.

Welcome To A World Built On Lies

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

So politicians tell lies in order to win votes. Who knew? But in the age of social media, when more people read fake news stories -- stories that have been deliberately invented in order to mislead people -- than real stories, the lies have more power than ever before. Sure, they may well reflect real fears and real anger, but they are still lies.

Jill Stein Will Be The Trump Administration's Biggest US Foreign Policy Influencer

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

On Wednesday, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein launched an online fundraising page to fund her request of a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Before midnight, she had raised her $2m dollar target to file for a recount in Wisconsin and continues to raise money for a recount in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

You Say Trump's Not Your President, But His Presidency Is Your Fault

Erich McElroy | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Erich McElroy

It feels like a lifetime but it's actually only been two weeks since the greatest democracy the world has ever known choose its next leader. Ballots...

Jonathan Pie Said The Left Was Wrong, Not The Right Was Right

Andrew Doyle | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Doyle

In any case, I consider it a small victory that so many Trump supporters are now sharing a video that refers to their hero as a "pussy-grabbing, wall-building, climate-change-denying, healthcare-abolishing, tax-dodging, shit-spewing demagogue". Surely that has to count for something.

Trump And Torture

Richard Hermer | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Hermer

The great paradox of the United States is that a country responsible for so much of the progression of international human rights (think of Eleanor Roosovelt) is also capable of producing an election for highest office in which the successful candidate's platform boasted of the re-introduction of torture. We owe it as friends and allies to warn the United States that this is a path that they must never follow again.

Trump Wants A Safe Space? LGBT People Must Call Out This Hypocrisy

Liam Beattie | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Now, more than ever we need to continue to change the hearts and minds to the side of equality and reject the politics of hate. The resilience of the community is a key strength in our determination to create a world in which every single LGBT person has their freedoms respected - after all, isn't this the safe space you just spoken in favour of upholding, Mr President-elect?

To Ignore Trump's Twitter Tantrums Is To Normalise Him, His Behaviour And His Entire Project

Bonnie Greer | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

To ignore Trump's Twitter tantrums is to normalise him; his behaviour and his entire project. In a nation based on human rights, an open society, there is nothing "normal" about what may be ahead. Get ready to boo a lot... in more ways than one.

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?