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Fake News And Confusion. The Way Modern Dictatorships Close Down The Media

Ian Middleton | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Ian Middleton

Donald Trump's extraordinary press conference on Thursday featured yet another sustained attack on many of the most respected news networks on the pla...

5 Disturbing Things Donald Trump Did Over The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK

1) Drew moral equivalency between Valdimir Putin and the US In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump reiterated his “respect...

The Waugh Zone February 3, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, February 3… 1) A BRIDGE TOO FAR? Theresa May joins her EU colleagues in Malta today for a quick si...

How Human Rights Believers Should Respond To The Trump Era

Osama Saeed Bhutta | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Osama Saeed Bhutta

The election of Donald Trump gives us is an opportunity to renew the global human rights project. Attempts at demonstrating the universalism of human rights often stumbled due to an erroneous perception that they were actually a western concept. If the president of the United States openly turns his face against sixty years of progress, it could perversely help galvanise in all parts of the world - but only if we take seriously human rights in all their forms.

Theresa May Invokes Thatcher-Reagan Era To Woo Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has stepped up her Donald Trump charm offensive with a call for the US and Britain to join forces to avoid “the eclipse of the West” b...

4 Important Ways Donald Trump Will Impact Britain Now He's Actually President

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

The world will watch as Donald Trump today becomes America’s 45th President. But how will his administration affect the UK? His mother was born in S...

Trump Is No Russian Puppet, We Are The Ones Truly Under Putin's Control

Sam Flint | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Flint

Putin may hand us the tools, but it is we who choose to use them. Whether it be through thoughtless articles, poor journalism, or worse, misinformed citizenry, who would rather squabble over party politics and pointless issues than rally to the defence of our democracies, against a man who seeks to create a new world order.

Exclusive: UK Will Be Trump And Putin's 'Hapless Pawn' If We Copy 'Sycophantic' Gove, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg believes the UK could become a “hapless pawn” in attempts to destroy Europe if British politicians ape Michael Gove and “sycophantica...

Corbyn: UK Should 'Ratchet Down' Tensions With Russia

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK to “ratchet down” military tensions with Russia after a fresh war of words erupted between London and Moscow. ...

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...

Russian Embassy In London's Response To US Sanctions Is Extraordinary

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

The Russian Embassy in London has issued a curious response to President Barack Obama sanctioning Russian officials over meddling in the US elections ...

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

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...

Donald Trump's Terrifying Nuclear Pledge Prompts Fierce, Bleak Reaction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has said America must expand and strengthen its nuclear weapons. In a tweet, Trump appeared to suggest the US should enlarge its arsenal ...

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...

This Photo Is Only One Reason To Worry About Trump's New Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has named the boss of the world’s largest oil company ExxonMobil as his Secretary of State, in another Cabinet appointment to alarm cri...

Trump Means Tough Choices For British Diplomacy

James Sorene | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
James Sorene

The UK needs to make take some tough decisions. A naïve belief that we can use our influence to steer the US President in our direction won't work. We tried that with the last Republican President and we are still repairing the damage.

Trump, Putin And The Illusion Of The Strong Leader

Jenny Mathers | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Despite appearances, Vladimir Putin is not a strong leader, but it takes a willingness and an ability to look beyond the illusion of strength to understand that.

Westminster Must Learn Trump Culture Fast: The Pres' Elect Is A Bully And Farage Is A Deluded Pawn

Charlie Mullins | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Those inside the Conservative party, and others screaming from the side-lines, need to wise up on how people like Donald Trump do business. He is a classic bully, and if the recent election isn't a good indicator of that then there is no hope that we will ever be able to deal with his underhand tactics.

Trump's Homophobia Will Hit Us In Europe

Steve Taylor | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Taylor

Donald Trump's LGBT credentials - or, rather, the lack of them - are well known and don't need a further recital here. And whilst they must mean that we fear for both the physical and emotional safety and security of LGBT+ people in the US, his opinions have a far reaching consequence that sits right on our doorstep...

Russia Marks The 99th Anniversary Of The 1917 Revolution

Victoria Donovan | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK
Victoria Donovan

October 25 marked the 99th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Well, actually, that's not strictly true. The shift from the Julian to Gregorian cal...

We All Lose From A Divided States Of America

Mark Prisk | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Prisk

On Tuesday night we will learn who is about to become the next President of the United States of America. Whoever emerges, they will inherit a country which is more divided than ever before. That's bad news for the rest of us.

Dear The Daily Mail: Here In Devon, We Welcome Refugees

Ewan Somerville | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

I sincerely hope that the refugees that have arrived here in North Devon are unaware of the words that are being written in some quarters in the British press. What is certain is that we could not have done more to welcome these children, and I feel proud to have played my part by speaking out, ensuring their new lives here in the UK are the best they can possibly be.

Presidential Debates Ignore The American People

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The three debates reflected a microcosm of American media - frame a narrow spectrum to them all their lives, and people will rarely think outside of it. Ask yourself this, especially if you will vote on November 8th - does America need a new brand of alt right nationalism? A rise in anger towards the immigrants who only work to benefit the countries that house them? Or does it need more of the same? More flawed foreign policy, more bowing to the corporate and banking worlds?

Amid Growing Tensions In The Balkans, A Museum For Peace Is Born

Jasminko Halilovic | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Jasminko Halilovic

Today, our hope that the majority chooses exclusively peace is still stronger than our fear of naivete. One war is more than enough for a lifetime, and we hope to provide a peaceful childhood for our offspring. The War Childhood Museum's message comes from a generation that learned this lesson firsthand, and never has it rung truer: peace has no alternative.