Tag : elections

The Trump of the Tropics?

1 month ago / 0 comments

The rise of populism has begun to strain liberal democracy across Western Europe and the United States. Brazil, South America’s largest democratic country, appears, also, to be falling for a populist’s allure. Jair Bolsonaro, a man described as “Trump on steroids”, looks poised to become its next president. Yet, what … Read More

Could the marginalisation of Rome’s refugees and migrants be set to intensify?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Palazzo Selam, ‘The Palace of Peace’, is reported as being the largest European refugee ‘ghetto’ and currently houses a 1,000 of Italy’s refugees and migrants. The Palace of Peace is a former administrative building to Rome’s state Tor Vergata University. The historic squat has been in occupation for over ten … Read More

American Horror Story: World in shock as Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America

2 years ago / 0 comments

Republican Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America, beating Hillary Clinton with a result that has shocked and scared many. From the day he announced his candidacy in June 2015, his election campaign was widely seen as a joke. However, his confident speeches … Read More

News | Your next LS candidates interviewed

5 years ago / 0 comments

MAX BRUGES Why do you want to be LS Editor? It’s not too bold to say that I’m the person who best knows the paper. Having worked in both News and Culture, I know that it’s a tough job but I’ve stepped up to the plate and had a really … Read More

Comment | The Case for Votes at 16

5 years ago / 0 comments

With Ed Miliband’s call to lower the voting age to 16, and this summer’s announcement that 16 and 17 year olds living in Scotland will be able to cast their vote in the independence referendum, you don’t have to look far to see that the civil rights of young people … Read More

Leadership race kicks off

6 years ago / 0 comments

A record number of students have nominated themselves to run the Union. Students having been putting themselves forward since December for one of the six Student Executive roles: Activities Officer, Education Officer, Union Affairs Officer, Community Officer, Welfare Officer and Equality and Diversity Officer. The Union has confirmed that 63 … Read More

Leadership race 2013 kicks off

6 years ago / 0 comments

16.11.12 Nominations for who should lead our Union next year will open on November 19. There are seven full-time, paid positions up for grabs in the leadership race – the six Executive Officers of the Union, and Editor of Leeds Student. Students will be able to nominate themselves and submit … Read More

Top of the cops

6 years ago / 0 comments

9.11.12 Voters will be going to the polls this week as they choose who should become West Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. The new Commissioner role is replacing local Police Authorities, scrutinising how forces organise their policing operations and priorities. Whoever gets the job will have responsibility for the … Read More

The America Edition: Not So Different After All…

6 years ago / 0 comments

Republicans and Democrats alike are desperate for this election to be seen as a simple choice for voters. Each side wants their own candidate to be the inspirational voice that offers a coherent path of prosperity. The problem is that much of the conflict between the two candidates takes place … Read More