US Politics

The Trump Inauguration: Darkness Descends

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Horror, fear, anger, disgust, and shame were just some of the emotions I experienced as I watched Donald Trump's appalling press conference on Wednesday. If you didn't see it, you cannot begin to imagine how truly terrifying it was. And next Friday, Mr Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It will be recorded in history as one of Western democracy's darkest hours.

Donald Trump Suggests Intelligence Agencies Behind Release Of Controversial Report

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has suggested that intelligence agencies may be responsible for the release of a report alleging Russia holds compromising information ab...

The Donald Trump And Russia Allegations Have Gone Viral. Bigly

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

So ... The US broadcaster CNN on Tuesday afternoon published a sensational story claiming Russia holds compromising personal and financial information...

Britain 'First In Line' For US Trade Deal, After Boris Johnson Meets Trump Team

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Britain is “first in line” for a trade deal with the US, Boris Johnson has said after talks with Donald Trump’s senior advisers. The closeness o...

Barack Obama And Donald Trump's New Year Messages Are So Different It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump yesterday fired off a New Year’s message that many thought lacked much by way of festive cheer. The President-elect chose not to use th...

Nigel Farage Praises 'Mature' Vladimir Putin Over Response To Barack Obama Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Nigel Farage has heaped praise on the “mature response” of Vladimir Putin after the Russian President opted for now not to expel US diplomats in r...

Vladimir Putin Intrigues Everyone With His Prediction Of Donald Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Vladimir Putin on Friday said that his country correctly predicted Donald Trump would win the US presidency during a blockbuster press conference in w...

Nigel Farage Says West Must Stop 'Provoking' President Putin

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics

.@Nigel_Farage: Do we want to go on provoking Putin, or do we sit around the table and have a frank conversation with him? pic.twitter.com/JcjjUTaBoY...

What Can We Expect From Post-Trump America?

Rob Flello | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

This will not happen in America, so Trump will be forced to seek the approval of the American people in four years and walk out of the White House in eight, at most, not to mention hang on to control of Congress in the even-numbered years in between.

Will We See Joe Biden As President In 2020?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

With countless quintessential memes of Joe Biden and President Obama's bromance plastered all over the Internet, America's commander in chief for the past eight years has been met with exceeding popularity to run for Presidency in 2020.

Is Donald Trump Actually 'Trolling' Everyone On Twitter?

Maria Karvouni | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Before and after Donald Trump's election, his tweets have caused controversy; they are regarded as inappropriate for a US President and generally a po...

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.