US Politics

A President Unhinged, A World Endangered

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I wish I felt that Mr Trump had any idea what he was talking about. And I wish I didn't have a deep nagging fear that his reckless insouciance may well lead the Palestinians to conclude that the man in the White House needs to be taught a lesson about the reality of the conflict.

#Calexit: Brexit Is Getting The Hollywood Treatment

Nathan Coyle | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

Seriously, us British love everything referendum related right? Well, it's happening folks, the word referendum is doing the rounds again but this tim...

Donald Trump's Top Choice For Security Adviser Rejects Job Offer

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK

Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, in yet another blow to a new admi...

7 WTF Moments From Donald Trump's News Conference With Israel's PM

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump seemed to make it up as he went along when he met the prime minister of Israel, berating fake news, dissing Hillary Clinton and apparentl...

5 Things Anti-Trump Protesters Are Getting Wrong

Sam White | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Sam White

Donald Trump's election has sent progressives into a tailspin, and there have been numerous protests against the new president. But not everyone share...

It's Time To Stop Naming the Narcissist

Seb Reilly | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

Narcissism is becoming more well-known on a daily basis and its symptoms, or behaviours, are now widely recognised. Perhaps, more than others, there i...

Will The Law Stretch From Srebrenica To Saydnaya?

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

Even incorrigible liberals like me need to remind ourselves sometimes that however miserable we might feel about Brexit or Trump, we face nothing a fraction as terrifying as what the Muslims of Srebrenica faced in 1995, or what the people of Syria have been facing for the past six years.

Coping With A Trump Presidency

Payal Dalal | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Payal Dalal

Despite 2016's setbacks, I don't think I was totally wrong - the world isn't full of hateful and selfish people. There are lots of communities and people who share my beliefs and vision of the future. I know now that we are #StrongerTogether, and that in the end, love will trump hate. We just have to fight a little harder to realize the world we want. And that's a fight I am now ready for.

Democracy And The Importance Of Turning Up

Jamie Lambert | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Lambert

We have to turn up, and keep turning up, and show that we believe equally as hard as they do, and that respect and acknowledgement of the rights of our fellow humans, no matter their skin colour, country of origin, gender, sexuality or whatever differences we may have, are the core values of the society we want to live in. Democracy is the single most important construct our society has ever developed and, whilst it has flaws like everything else, it's beautiful, and it works when we turn up.

The United States Has A Really Nasty Virus

Dawn Butler | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.

'POTUS Is A Liar, Son. But Don't Let That Worry You'

Emma Clarke | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Clarke

If kids understand that people in positions of mighty power can lie - and lie epicly on a gargantuan scale - what does that mean for their understanding of authority, the law, the concept of trust, and, god help us, integrity?

Cutting Through The Hyperbole On Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

Brooks Newmark | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Brooks Newmark

Yes, Trump has delivered on an election promise and has the overwhelming support of those who elected him. However, the same end of suspending unvetted immigration could have been quietly accomplished through a simple bureaucratic delay in processing new visas. But I guess President Trump doesn't do subtle and we are going to have to get used to the President using a sledge hammer to crack walnuts.

White House Set To Appeal Judge's 'Outrageous' Decision To Stop Trump's Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK

The White House has labelled a judge’s decision to block Donald Trump’s travel ban “outrageous” and is set to launch an immediate appeal. The...

Lost In Washington: Political Backbones

Robin Lustig | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

What a bunch of spineless cowards they are. A year ago, just about every senior US Republican was calling Donald Trump unhinged, dangerous and unfit to be president. Now they either look the other way or make lame excuses as he demonstrates daily how right they were.

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

Trump Should Be Banned From Addressing Parliament During State Visit, Say MPs

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Donald Trump could be barred from making a speech to Parliament amid a growing revolt by MPs over his planned State visit to the United Kingdom. More ...

The President And The Prime Minister: A Transcript

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Hi, Prime Minister. Great to see ya. Glad you could stop by. Did you notice your friend Winston as you came in? Great guy. The best. Knew how to win. My kind of guy. Yours too, huh? Terrific guy ... But he never got the kind of crowds I get ... did you see the inauguration? Biggest ever. No question. You could see it from the moon.

Theresa May Pledges To Put Britain First In Any UK-US Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has pledged to put the United Kingdom first in any future free trade deal struck with the United States, ahead of her meeting with Donald ...

Trump Goads Media With Inauguration Crowd Photo - With The Wrong Date

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump is refusing to let go of the fact a smaller crowd attended his inauguration in Washington than for Barack Obama’s swearing in - tweetin...

Examining President Trump's Proposed Economic Policies

William Hobbs | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
William Hobbs

The inauguration of the 45th US President is finally upon us. The scrabble to decipher what this administration will mean for the economy and markets hopefully now enters a new, less speculative, phase. Here we examine some of the key tenets of the incoming administration's proposed economic policies.

What Will Happen In Donald Trump's First 100 Days?

Katty Kay | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Katty Kay

There is a lot happening in Europe also during this 100 days. Britain is beginning the formal process of Brexit and the Dutch will hold elections which could herald the next step in the transatlantic populist march. And of course, the French will gear up for their own election in which the National Front will be the focus of much attention. It is an extraordinary time on both sides of the Atlantic. This exceptional moment demands examination and analysis. So the BBC is launching 100 Days, a daily programme that gives us the chance to look at these global shifts.

Trump's White House Website Immediately Deletes Any Reference To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s White House has announced it will drill for oil and gas almost immediately after he was inaugurated. Trump had only been president fo...

Donald Trump's New Twitter Account Uses Photo From Barack Obama's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Part of the transition from Barack Obama to Donald Trump is the handover of Twitter accounts. For the first time ever, the social media firm moved the...

Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech In Full

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Below is Donald Trump’s inauguration speech in full: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, f...

Donald Trump Becomes 45th President Of America, And UK Reacts With Horror

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has renewed his “America First” mantra as it became official: he is the 45th President of the United States of America. After taking ...