Tag : politics

The global rise of the alt-right

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Don’t think that Trump and Brexit are isolated examples of a dramatic push to the extreme-right of politics. This is a trend spreading aggressively over the whole of Europe and nothing shows this more clearly than the rise of a new group: the Alt-Right. The Alt-Right is a difficult group … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

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Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

Political Party Clash: Central for Corbyn?

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MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, has long been an opponent of the ever-popular Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Hilary Benn was one of the first casualties of Corbyn’s clean-up of his party, sacked as shadow foreign secretary and prompting a wave of MPs to resign in protest to Corbyn’s … Read More

One country, two systems?

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Protests have fired up again in central Hong Kong after Beijing delved into Hong Kong’s politics too far for some locals’ liking. This is the latest upset in a stream of unrest since the 2014 Yellow Umbrella Movement. The protests this week were sparked by Beijing’s decision to bar two … 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

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: In the shadow of Mosul

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Daesh’s offensive capabilities are spent, and the Iraqi offensive moves slowly towards Mosul. It is not a question of if, but how long, how horrific will the casualties be, and what will Iraq look like afterwards? In the latter, it does not look good. In 2007, Iraq’s future was promising. … Read More

Rumble in the jungle

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Morality prompts us to question whether the demolition of The Calais Jungle is a humane act. However politics, on the other hand, implores us to acknowledge the stain that is The Jungle on the French and the damage it is causing for tourism and the economy to name a few. … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should Britain continue trading arms to Saudi Arabia?

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Yes – Kane Emmerson Saudi Arabia is the key power in the gulf and most importantly, an influential voice in a region that dominates Britain’s key foreign policy and security objectives. We’ve had a long-history with Saudi Arabia that has helped project Britain’s influence in the Middle-East. This is also … Read More

The rise of the liberal liberals

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Recently, the famous anti-extremism campaigner Majid Nawaz was declared an ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’ by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) in what Nick Cohen succinctly labelled ‘the first ever fatwa of the white left’. And indeed, Cohen is right in his description. For anyone who is familiar with the work of … Read More