US Election

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.

Alaska: The Republican Party's Last Frontier?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

In many ways, Alaska is the most likely 'strong Republican' state to swing, purely from a mathematical point of view. If Clinton wins this state, it will send a powerful message to the Republicans that no state - even Sarah Palin's - is safe from the Democrats and make their work leading up to 2020 even more difficult.

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.

In Charlotte, NC, Campaigns' Smooth Flattery Is A Sharp Contrast From The Debates' Bitter Words

Anna Foster | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Foster

Charlotte may only be one city in a country of hundreds. But the issues it faces - be they fear or farming - show exactly how much America's new President will have on their to-do list when they get started.

'Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History' - Hillary, Unconventionally Strong And Historic Legacy

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

Martin Luther King. Harvey Milk. Susan B. Anthony What do all of these people have in common? They were all unconventional, viewed as 'problems' and 'troublemakers' in contemporary society. They all faced large, increasing opposition. However, all of them made a difference. Just like the latter Hillary Clinton has already made a difference to the lives of millions...

The Real Reason Trump Didn't Attack Bill Clinton

Jackie Kemp | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

The political class still haven't forgiven Bill. You can still see them having flashbacks when his name is mentioned. The crudity of the sex scandal that engulfed the White House during his presidency is all too vivid in their memories. The embarrassment, the humiliation that they felt as the world's media swarmed into Washington, holding their hands over their mouths to mask their giggles, still surfaces easily.

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...

Hillary Clinton's Team Needs To Act - Fast

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Herein lies the problem in this case. Hillary's PR team have all the facts. They know her medical history and they know that this kind of collapse may well be a possibility at any time. So why didn't they have a proper statement ready? But more than this, why have they left it so long, many months, to really tackle the growing questions about Mrs Clinton's health?

'Donald Trump Explains Movie Plots' The Best Thing On The Internet Right Now

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Donald Trump explains a lot of things in simple terms, perhaps for simple people. The state of US immigration, the job market and how no one can build...

Brexit and Trump? Two Protest Votes With Completely Different Outcomes

Naveen Saini | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naveen Saini

The election of Trump could seal the fate of the US far longer than his presidency, bringing entrenched divide and rule coupled with economic and global insecurity. Thankfully his chances are slim and falling by the day, but clear knowledge of the destructiveness of his character and vision for the US, make this a protest vote far more hate-filled and dangerous.

Donald Trump and the Populist Voice

Katie Jenkins | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Jenkins

The populist appeal that Trump has come to embody is only a mere figment of the right-wing tsunami that has engulfed the West; from Brexit to the rise of Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, numerous politicians have found methods of harnessing voter disillusionment, channelling feelings of economic insecurity and international fear into fodder for their own ideology.

An Open Letter to US Republicans

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Please, look in a mirror, and ask yourself seriously: 'Can I face myself if I vote for Donald Trump?' Surely, you already know the answer. He is a liar, a fraud, and a narcissist with a mean streak the width of the Pacific Ocean. Worse than that, and this is what concerns those of us watching from afar, he is very, very dangerous.

Five Reasons to Think Trump Could Win

Matthew Harries | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Harries

There was a moment in midsummer when it looked as though the presidential election could be a blowout, with Trump flailing in response to a lawsuit brought against his ersatz university, and his campaign machinery looking not just disorganised but practically non-existent. That moment is over.

Take Heed America: It Can Happen to You Too

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

We now have an almost mirror image of the Brexit battle that just took place in the UK, across the pond. But is that being cognized and re-cognized?

Take Heed America: It Can Happen to You, Too

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

We now have an almost mirror image across the pond of the Brexit battle that just took place in the UK. But is that being cognized and re-cognized? T...

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

Carl Thomson | Posted 29.06.2016 | 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 21.06.2016 | 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.

Let's Talk About Socialism

Megan Sherman | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sherman

Corbyn has given us a choice again. Voting for socialism means you don't have to vote tactically. You don't have to vote for Coke VS Pepsi. You can vote for a candidate with ideas and principles you believe in. Jeremy Corbyn has arguing this case all his life. Now, in the Indian Summer of his career, he'll have the chance to prove that there is an alternative, and a world to win.

Is Hillary Clinton Honest?

Sam Harrison | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Is Hillary Clinton honest? It is the question that has haunted the Democratic contest, a spectre never quite out of sight in the debates and on the ca...

Waiting for Trump's Wall? Europe's Already Busy Building

Andrew Legon | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

If there are five stages of grief then we should all get started with the process now. After months of nervous laughter and disbelief it looks like Donald Trump will get the nomination. He'll be one step closer to the presidency. And with it, one step closer to making good on promises like building a Great Wall of Mexico.

Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With China?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

To condense Trump's rambling into something more concise: China is winning. America is losing. And if there's anything Donald Trump hates, it's losing.

Why the Left Is to Blame for the Rise of Trump

Lauren Fraser | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lauren Fraser

I have no doubt that Trump is not the answer to the very real PC problem we have sweeping across the West. What he is, is a reaction to a problem which is showing no signs of going away. It's time for moderates to get on board and realise that to counter extremists both in politics and in the war zone, we have to speak up and speak our mind.

March 15th: Forcing Four Into Three?

Mike Jakeman | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
Mike Jakeman

March 1st, or Super Tuesday, confirmed the breadth of Donald Trump's support in the Republican nomination race: he won in the moderate north-east, the...

Super Tuesday Belonged to Trump, But the White House May Be Beyond Him

Mike Jakeman | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Mike Jakeman

A Trump nomination is very different from a Trump presidency. Despite the fact he has confounded expectations thus far, we believe he will be defeated comfortably by Ms Clinton. Three factors will be crucial...

Why Are Donald Trump Supporters So Angry?

Charlie Proctor | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Proctor

As a Briton following the US elections, I have many questions going through my mind. What is a caucus? Why are Democrats donkeys? Bernie who? All of these questions have answers that are easily available on Google, but one question still puzzles me: why are Donald Trump supporters so angry?