US Politics

Stephen King Has A Chilling Diagnosis For Donald Trump’s Mind

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK

Horror master Stephen King says Donald Trump’s latest activity on Twitter reveals much about the president’s mind. On Sunday, Trump retweeted a...

How Politics Has Become A Reality TV Freak Show

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

A political world in which clowns like Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg can be seriously spoken of as potential prime ministers is a world in which the nursery is mistaken for the university library. Any day now, I expect Liam Fox to throw his toys out of his playpen. It'll probably be entertaining, if nothing else.

There's A Petition To Rename Hurricane Irma To Hurricane Ivanka

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK

A petition to rename Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka has taken the internet by storm. The social networking site Care2 created a petition calling o...

With Increasing Speed, A Key Component Of Donald Trump's Support Base Is Starting To Abandon Him

Ben Cullimore | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Donald Trump's tenure in the Oval Office seems to reach new depths of despair with each passing week. An inability to score any sizeable policy victories (despite the Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate) mixed with a serious investigation into possible collusion between his campaign team and the Russian government has left the president increasingly weak, isolated and, most damaging of all, deeply unpopular.

Should Businessmen Run Democratic Governments?

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

Businessmen might be able to achieve power in democracies by playing to these strengths. But as Donald Trump's presidency and the bumpy road to Brexit are showing, their lack of understanding of the "real world" of democratic politics is holding them back from delivering results.

The Disordered Leading The Discontent: Trump And The Psychology Of Crowds

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Aaron Balick

The bad news is that these psychological mechanisms are very powerful. The capacity to see what we want to see in others while ignoring contrary evidence is potent indeed. The good news is that these tactics aren't sustainable: the truth ultimately wins out.

It Is Not Just Trump That Has Emboldened White Supremacists, It Is Our Entire System

Damir Rafi | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Damir Rafi

The election of President Trump signalled an appetite within the nation for a kind of political revolution, and a weariness towards typical establishment politics. However to truly reform our world for the better, it is a moral revolution that we first need.

Why Are Business Leaders Still Backing Trump?

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's obvious why business leaders want to join organisations like the Manufacturing Council that President Trump formed when he took office in January. They get direct access to the president and they can interact with their peers from other large companies - it's a no-brainer. Even if you don't personally support the political ideology of the president most business leaders would accept an invitation to be at the top table.

9 Truly Head-Scratching Moments From Donald Trump’s Press Conference On ‘Infrastructure’

HuffPost | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump gave a freewheeling, rambling and angry press conference to reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. He had planned to talk about...

Arriving In A State Of Emergency

Anna Beecher | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Beecher

I was nervous about coming to Charlottesville. About humidity, possums and reading Proust. And then the day before I arrived here a young woman was murdered. White supremacists marched through the university with flaming torches and suddenly all my friends back home have heard of this town.

7 Terrifying Things That Happened In Charlottesville This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK

A day of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead, dozens injured and laid bare the increasingly roiling racial and political ...

Donald Trump Asked Mexico To Stop Publicly Refusing To Pay For His Wall

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

President Donald Trump repeatedly asked his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, to stop publicly refusing to pay for the border wall that was a ...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says It’s Not ‘Appropriate To Lie,’ But ...

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Wednesday’s briefing that she didn’t think it was “appropriate to lie from the podium...

Donald Trump's Tweet Following Anthony Scaramucci's Dismissal Is So Donald Trump It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

Despite the US administration undergoing one of its most disruptive weeks, President Donald Trump appears to be under the illusion that everything is ...

The Trump White House: No Fandango! Fake News!

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Do I sound as if I'm laughing? If so, I apologise. It is the terrified laughter you hear when a prisoner is blindfolded and led out of his cell with his hands tied behind his back. 'Hey. Are we going for a walk? Great!'

13 Times Donald Trump's Speech To 40,000 Boy Scouts Was Totally Inappropriate

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK

On Monday Donald Trump gave a speech in front of 40,000 Boy Scouts at their annual Jamboree in West Virginia and it was... incredible. Rather than ton...

The US Presidential Succession - What If Trump Actually Went?

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

Would anyone from Trump's world be acceptable given the upheaval that would have happened? Pence is a clever operator and has been very loyal so far, but will do everything he can to ensure that he isn't drawn into the whole mess. However, the all-consuming nature of Donald Trump is unlikely to leave him untarnished.

Kellyanne Conway Deploys Bizarre Visual Guide In Latest Batsh*t Interview

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK

Kellyanne Conway has gained quite a reputation for bizarre, unorthodox and just plain batsh*t media appearances. But her latest must be one of the mos...

On Drones, Britain Must Heed The Warnings Of A US Federal Judge

Omran Belhadi | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Omran Belhadi

British judges and lawmakers should now feel emboldened to take the UK Government to task over its complicity in the drone programme. Accountability and transparency are needed now more than ever.

Trump's Biggest Lie In His Climate Change Speech Wasn't Even About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change was a speech riddled with errors, mistruths and fud...

People Don't Want Politics, They Want 'Covfefe'

Anastasia Denisova | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK
Anastasia Denisova

Recent viral hit from the US President Donald Trump generated a landslide of Twitter parody: memes, hashtags, witty one-liners of all sorts filled the public space. What was there in this short misspelled unfortunate tweet that motivated dozens of thousands of users to share it, mock it and, you know, pay attention to it?

Clegg Should Replace Farron As Lib Dem Leader, Says HuffPost UK-Edelman Focus Group

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg should return as leader of the Liberal Democrats, according to participants in the latest HuffPost UK-Edelman general election focus group....

7 Of The Most Bizarre Moments From Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia Visit So Far

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK

We all knew Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia would produce some awkward moments - and the US president certainly hasn’t disappointed. This is T...

Our Spot-The-Trump-Quote Quiz Is Easier Than You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK

In celebration of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, we’ve been looking back over his track record for consistency, both during and before h...

Trump's Syria U-Turn: What Next?

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It is not always a bad thing for political leaders to give the impression that they are unpredictable. It makes it much more difficult for their enemies to calibrate responses. But Donald Trump is not unpredictable in a good way. He is erratic. His aides have no way of assessing what his next move will be. As a result, they can't plan ahead. Do they have any idea what they're going to do next, now that they moved the Syria conflict into a new phase? I doubt it very much.