Tag : politicians

Donald Trump: who needs scientific rigour in a post-factual era?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Like many who have been following American politics, I woke up to news that I thought would never happen on Wednesday 9th November – Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. My amusement for this almost comedically bad candidate soon turned to abject horror. Now we’ve … Read More

Why do politicians lie?

2 years ago / 0 comments

If there’s one word to sum up 21st century politics, it’s ‘lying’. Be it the Lib Dems’ promise on tuition fees, the WMDs in the Iraq war, or the £350 million the NHS is getting post-Brexit. In both the EU referendum and presidential debates it has been a common occurrence … Read More

Politicians have an image problem: they aren’t quite human

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s a frequent complaint among the electorate. Whatever party they represent, politicians are ‘out of touch with ordinary people’, ‘liars’ and quite simply, ‘weird’. Of course, people don’t say these things without good reason. The accusation of politicians being liars is well-founded by a legacy of false promises, manipulated truths … Read More

Features | Waterworld – Who should rule flooded Britain?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Although the Scottish independence referendum is not scheduled until September of this year, the South of England seems to have stolen a march on our friends to the north and chosen to secede from the union. As the South goes the way of Atlantis, LSi investigates who has the grit … Read More