US Politics

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.

Donald Trump Botches Response To Syria Gas Attack, Shows He Has No Plan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK

Faced with the horror of Tuesday’s gas attack on Syrian civilians, the Trump administration was initially silent before reverting to a well-trodden ...

Why Peace Should Be The New Fight For Afghanistan

Dan Tomlinson | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Tomlinson

Peace in Afghanistan should not be a phrase that causes eye rolling out of a sense of cynicism or déjà vu. Peace should be sought in Afghanistan not as something vague, aspirational and unobtainable, but as a defined policy aim within a political process that is supported by a plan involving all the levers of the states involved.

Trump's Assault On Climate Change Is Capitalism At Its Worst: Civil Society Must Resist

Ewan Somerville | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

The beast of capitalism has slid under most noses for too long, but now it is exhibited within the White House for all to see. Trump and his team are not 'maniacs', the world has not 'gone mad'. No these people know exactly what they are doing, and they love such escapist labels. It is precisely us, civil society, that must stop them in their tracks with this loud and clear message: you may have ruled the world until now, but no longer.

Donald Trump's Ill-Judged Wiretapping 'Joke' Leaves Angela Merkel Stunned

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump appeared to leave Angela Merkel completely stunned after he suggested the one thing they have in common is they’ve both been wiretapped...

White House Floats Unfounded Claim Obama Used British Spies To Wiretap Trump

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

The White House has raised the claim Barack Obama used Britain’s spy agency to wiretap Donald Trump, which UK intelligence agencies broke with conve...

Donald Trump Glibly Agrees His Health Plan Will Hurt The Poor Who Voted Him

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

This literally happened...Tucker Carlson: "The counties who voted for you will do far worse under your plan"Donald Trump: "Oh, I know..." pic.twitter....

Trump, Transkids And Bathrooms

Beth Orens | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Beth Orens

Throwing caution to the wind, I'm going to jump in here, because there's a lot of misinformation around on both sides of this issue. In short, last M...

Fascism, Free Speech, And Why You Haven't Seen The Last Of Milo Yiannopoulos

Barnaby Papadopulos | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Barnaby Papadopulos

When Milo Yiannopoulos recovers from the weeks events, as I am sure he will, we must be ready and willing to confront him.