Tag : america

The decline of American liberalism

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The US election every four years presents the American people with two doors that they must choose between. Traditionally, one door is characterised by progressive leanings and some degree of redistribution of income while the other door is defined by its conservative nature and its faith in the free market. … Read More

Turncoat Trump backtracks on headline policies

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He has yet to officially begin his presidency, but President-Elect Donald Trump has already reached nearly a dozen U-turns on policy promises that featured prominently in his campaign. His pledges were controversial, but granted his campaign the support of voters who thought that only the most radical of changes from … Read More

How do you rationalise a vote for Trump?

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It’s been just over a week since Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States. Bradley discusses how a vote for the self-proclaimed and anti-establishment candidate is a vote for prejudice and hatred.  President-elect Donald Trump has been heralded by his supporters as the underdog who fought for … Read More

Why does Britain favour Costa when the world favours Starbucks?

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(Photo from : Worldvs.com) Together, Costa and Starbucks account for 72 percent of spending in Britain’s branded coffee-shops and with 1.7bn cups of coffee sold each year in the UK, it’s no surprise that Costa and Starbucks fight for bragging rights. Whilst Costa may be ‘The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop’, … Read More

Election Night: An Editor’s Take

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So, Trump has won. Those are words I had hoped I wouldn’t have to write, but fortune was not so kind. A campaign fuelled by hatred and deception has resulted in the least qualified individual ever to receive the party nomination winning the White House. It would be easy, and … Read More

How it happened: election breakdown

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While the final upshot forecast may have given Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an 84% chance of victory in the presidential election, it is reality television star and businessman Donald Trump that has secured 279 electoral votes, and the White House. Clinton versus Obama Clinton did not perform as well … Read More

From outsider to the Oval Office: Trump’s timeline

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1988 •  Oprah asks Trump if he would ever run for president – “Probably not,” he answers, “[but] I think I’d win. I’ll tell you what: I wouldn’t go in to lose.” 1999  •  Seeks presidential nomination for the Reform Party, but prematurely ends campaign. May 2011  •  Roasting from … Read More

Clinton vs Trump: LSR host press conference ahead of US elections

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Leeds Student Radio held a press conference in Old Bar this evening ahead of the US elections.  With Old Bar filling up already, members of LSR talked to the press about the US elections, giving their thoughts and opinions about the upcoming results. Members of the panel represented both the … Read More

Trump: the businessman behind the politician

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It’s quite hard to avoid reading about Donald Trump at the moment, whether it’s his debate antics or if it’s his sexual assault scandal. The leaked NBC footage provided an insight into who the Donald really is, but what is his business history like? He grew up in Queens, New … Read More

Don’t be surprised when Americans are jealous of where you live…

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Jade Verbick give us an insider’s view of travel in the UK compared to the USA… The United States is well-known for its odd food combinations and ridiculous politics. It is also known, to a lesser extent, for its beautiful natural features and awe-inspiring monuments. While there is a lot … Read More