US Politics

Climate Change: Should Adaptation Be The UK's New Tactic?

Joe Mitton | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK
Joe Mitton

We must look at climate change mitigation - all indicators are that we can expect more severe weather and warmer temperatures in the coming decades. But mitigation is no substitute for actually tackling the problem.

And Now Comes The Great Undoing

Jack Harvey | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

The President-elect himself has got cold feet about his own policies, but standing behind him is an army of Republicans rubbing their hands. Trump's own incompetence or reluctance to commit to his own proposals is no reason to think that his presidency won't be as bad as we thought; it's the people around him who will ensure that.

It's Trump, But It's Not Trump

Conor McNicholas | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics
Conor McNicholas

It's not about Trump. I mean, it clearly is a bit about Trump because he's just been elected President of the United States of America, but actually there are far bigger forces at play here than even him. The mistake would be to allow ourselves to be distracted by the shouty orange thing rather than looking to what's created the shouty orange thing.

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.

The World's Ability To Tackle Climate Change Could Vanish In A Trump Presidency

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

There are many ifs and buts here, and it is a long and distant road we face with many unknowns. And from the outset, it looks disastrous for climate change. But amongst all the dark clouds there is hope, and we must do our utmost to pursue that hope.

The Symbolisms Of Trump's Win

Maria Karvouni | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Now, every one must stand by him. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have already admitted that. So, Trump must be supported by all with the condition that he will work hard to make society better and won't exploit his power for personal boast. If he succeeds, we would be able to confidently infer that his scopes were misinterpreted.

How President Trump Could F*ck Up The World, Explained For Brits

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Now the dust is starting to settle on last week’s incredible US election result, thoughts are now turning to a future where Donald Trump occupies th...

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.

The Destruction Of The Sensible Middle

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

When you think of what's best in life, what fills your mind? Is it a moment of kindness? A favourite meal? A lover? A parent? A child? A personal achievement? Or is it anger? Hate? An argument? Fighting? Hurt?

Has My Facebook Feed Left Me Politically Ignorant?

Helen Clifford | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Clifford

Since news broke back in early September that Facebook filters out Conservative news from their newsfeed, there has been much discussion surrounding the very nature of personalised news content. Is this filtering a form of positive personal specialisation, or does it coddle and comfort, giving a distorted and false view of the world?

Will President Trump Extend The Disastrous 'War On Terror'?

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

President Trump promises to bring back "a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding". Although he likes it "a lot," he does not "think it's tough enough." What the Spanish Inquisition called tormento del agua is, for Donald Trump, "minimal, minimal torture." In other words, he wants to undo all the work that we at my organization Reprieve - and many others - have struggled to carry forward in the years since 9/11.

In the End, White Working-Class Voters Won The Election For Donald Trump

Ben Cullimore | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

With Trump in the White House and the Democrats out of power for at least four years, the latter now need to formulate a strategy to win back the voters that have deserted them. If they don't, whoever stands in 2020 runs the risk of making the same costly mistakes as Clinton.

The Future Is Trump: A Warning To The Mainstream

Alan McDonald | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan McDonald

The future of America is Trump. If it hadn't been today, then it would've been him or someone like him in 2020 or 2024. The mainstream liberals and moderates were too blind and couldn't see what Trump saw. It was obvious to those who dared to look.

Donald Trump Win Proves Liberals Are Out Of Touch

Joanna Taylor | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

Like most people today across the globe, I can't think of much else other than the fact that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. I went to sleep the night before whilst Hillary had a comfortable lead, safe in the knowledge that the Democrats would be elected, everything would make sense and no political hegemony would be smashed that night. Boy was I wrong.

Trump Has Won, Now Liberals Must Wake Up

Chris Whiting | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

No matter how contemptible, deplorable and unfathomable we believe Trump's victory to be, we must start listening to the left-behinds and offer them a passionate, liberal alternative that gets them in the gut. Otherwise, we condemn ourselves to irreparable social divides for generations to come.

What Labour Can Learn From The Decimation Of The Democrats

Mike O'Brien | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mike O'Brien

Clinton had lost touch with the traditionally Democratic white male worker. Her liberal views on immigration and trade might draw enthusiastic liberals in the big cities, but many workers in the rust belt perceived her to be ignoring their economic interest.

Democracy And The Election Of Donald Trump

Melanie Eusebe | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Melanie Eusebe

We need to instil more engagement and empowerment through our government representatives with the citizens of a democracy, so that socio economic issues are not all grouped together once every four years, and results such as these do not knock us sideways, but have been listened to, understood and reflected in our government long before we engage in constitutional decisions such as Presidential elections and EU membership.

Don't Let Your Spirit Be Trumped

Rosie Warin | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rosie Warin

If we all descend into fear and hopelessness, things will only get worse. Fighting spirit is more important than ever. So amid our anger and disbelief, let's remember three things that can give us hope.

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.

The Future Of America Is Trump

Alan McDonald | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan McDonald

He's a tax dodger, a draft dodger, a groper, a misogynist, a racist, an ignoramus and a chancer but, and it's a big but, he has tapped into a rich vein of discontent and like it or loath, he "gets" why millions of Americans are angry and disillusioned with the status quo. That could just be enough to get him into the White House.

All Hail Trump, Bringer Of Armageddon

Seb Reilly | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

When Farage ran for MP at the last General Election he did so in my home constituency of South Thanet. Even though he lost, I saw first-hand the rift created in the community; but Farage is a politician and knows how the system works. Trump is a complete outsider with zero experience, yet he is part of the very crowd he tries to oppose.

Where Will All That Anger Go When The Populist Promises of Trump And Brexit Turn Out Hollow?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

We live in dangerous times. And only the left, reunited and reinvigorated, with a clear plan on how it can genuinely improve the lives of those left behind by globalisation, can save us.

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.

Psychologising Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Maria Karvouni | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Trump might want to try new things, which renders himself as a more risky option. However, beforehand predictions often fail. In any case, the new President must be supported by everyone and history will decide whether he/she was successful.

US Election Summed Up In 12 Signs Outside Shops And Bars

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

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