US Election

'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?

London Feels the Bern

Amy Kenyon | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

It is my hope that the movement forming around the Bernie Sanders campaign is beginning to create a more hospitable space for the historical knowledge of our struggles. That knowledge may inform the embattled present and our efforts to bring about a fairer and more inclusive America. It may help us to find our criticism, but also our love.

America Needs to Start Talking About Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

This US election it is time for mental health and mental health care in America to come out of the darkness, with approximately 42.5million or 18.1% of American adults suffering from mental illness. There are many issues that are linked to mental health in America, from gun crime to healthcare from the prison system to the police force in the United States.

Trump, Syria, Strong Leaders and Simple Stories

Alice Bell Reeves | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alice Bell Reeves

I worry that the way the media is evolving strengthens the temptation for us to buy into oversimplified stories. The internet and social media call us to sink back into our siloes, only hearing what we want to hear, only talking to those with whom we already broadly agree.

How to Win an Election - Which of the Republican and Democrat Candidates Have What It Takes?

Richard Newman | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

With less than a year to the Presidential election in the US, the field is starting to narrow and the campaigns are getting stronger. So who can stand out in the wide field, pull ahead in the upcoming debates and win the nomination?

Corbyn, Trump: More in Common Than They Would Admit

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Britain now economically one of Europe's strongest nations, unemployment down and inflation at record lows, Corbyn's tax and spend plan would send the UK back to the days when the wealthy would leave for tax havens abroad. And the nation would sink into debt and even currency devaluation.

Caroline Frost

'There's Nothing Fake, They Really Do Despise One Another...'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Never the twain shall meet… but they did, and ‘Best of Enemies’ goes behind the scenes to tell the tale. In 1968, the US ABC Network was str...

The Danger of the Nice Cup of Tea Party

Tony Schumacher | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

If just one of the main parties had someone who was a bit normal, able to galvanise, able to connect with the man on the street, able to rise above the other weak willed leaders all around them, they'd walk this election. It's just a shame that the only leader who fits that description is in charge of UKIP.

2012: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's been quite a year, we think you'll agree. Especially if you're an otter who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, from animal lookal...