Tag : politics

A conflict of interest: politics or print?

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Former Chancellor and oft-derided Conservative MP George Osbourne has recently been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the London Evening Standard. Osbourne was appointed for the role at London’s famously conservative daily newspaper by its owner Evgeny Lebedev, who also owns publications such as the Independent. Whether Osbourne will be … Read More

Dutch Politics: Still in a Rutte

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Most people have declared the Dutch election last week as a clear victory against the new populism that’s already claimed scalps in Britain and the US. Wilders sought to break through and become the largest party; he failed. Wilders had a nationalist message of anti-Islamism and inwardness, which the Dutch … Read More

Another Fragment in the Rise of Modern Populism

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On Wednesday (14.03.2017), the Dutch went to the polls. The options were varied, with 28 parties running for seats in parliament. And like so many political events since the summer of 2016, populism is overshadowing this event. Up until around two weeks ago, the party of Geert Wilders (the Party … Read More

The dismantling of Obamacare: TrumpDoesn’tCare?

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Last week the GOP revealed its proposed Bill to replace the Democrat’s Affordable Care Act , titled the American Health Care Act (not, sadly, the ‘The Worlds Greatest Healthcare Act of 2017’ as initially reported by some, which would have been perfect Trump-esque braggadocio). Health care being the hotly contested … Read More

Corbyn’s demise and the politics of personality

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Since Corbyn’s re-election in September, it’s been guaranteed that a phone conversation with my 49 year old, North Walian working class mother with a keen eye for realist, anti-Tory politics will end sour.  The conversation will begin with good intentions; we’ll discuss the weather and gush over our dog, but … Read More

Corbyn struggling to Copeland

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Recently, Jeremy Corbyn attempted a political stunt by releasing his tax return and challenging the chancellor to do the same. On paper, it was a smart move, especially as Labour was in need of something to distract media attention away from its devastating loss in the Copeland by-election. This being … Read More

Trump’s government is no laughing matter

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Since assuming the Presidency of the United States a month and a half ago, Donald Trump has consistently been making headlines (and certainly not for good reasons). Perhaps the US’ most controversial president, Trump, the businessman turned president, is making a mess of things across the pond. Behind every President … Read More

Krafty Move Falls at the First Hurdle

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The US food giant Kraft Heinz shocked the financial world little over a week ago, scrapping its $140bn takeover bid for Unilever, just two days after the news of the offer was leaked. This move would have been the 2nd largest corporate takeover ever, and the largest as UK takeovers … Read More

Appealing to hearts, not minds

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First things first, the concept of “fake news” has run completely off the tracks. President Donald Trump’s efforts to delegitimise the work produced by seasoned journalists is abhorrent and despicable. Is “the media” (whatever that even means in the 21st century with the Internet, Facebook, television, Snapchat, Twitter, Fox News, … Read More

Campus Watch: Sussex University hosts staff workshops on ‘dealing with right-wing attitudes in the classroom’

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Officials at the university state that the event was aimed at helping staff act appropriately when faced with extreme views, such as racism or homophobia. The workshop was held for academic staff by one of the leading professors at the university and was well advertised around campus via posters, welcoming … Read More