Tag : politics
n 2016, internet vigilantism is not a new phenomenon. For many users, being part of a virtual justice squad that hunts down paedophiles, uncovers criminals and spreads awareness of wanted miscreants is, understandably, morally rewarding. However, more often than not, the ‘honourable’ actions of these online crime-fighters result in widespread … Read More
Recently, his supporters have popularised a hash tag urging politicians to repeal the nineteenth amendment. Over the years – even just over the course of his campaign – he has come out with outrageous, xenophobic, misogynistic and homophobic comments. Yes, Donald Trump is an altogether disgusting human being, one that … Read More
The Gryphon asks whether the proposals by a London hospital that would require pregnant women to show ID is fair?
Yes – Helen Brealey Whilst being understandably controversial, and a suggestion that I believe would be very difficult to properly implement, I do believe that it is fair to expect women to provide an identity document when booking in for their labour at an NHS hospital. It should be noted … Read More
Just when you thought he had finally gone for good, Nigel Farage has once again made his way through the ranks of UKIP and back onto our television screens. With his pompous smile (and alarmingly egocentric lifestyle), your least favourite politician is back in power and has been reinstated as … Read More
News of Russia moving ballistic missiles into Kaliningrad sparked mixed reactions: resignation, anger, and apocalyptic fear. Further was Russian testing that shows, yes, the Russian Navy can still fire a missile out of a submarine. None of this should be surprising, in fact it has a reassuring predictability to it. … Read More
As his second term comes to an end, The Gryphon asks: will the world look back favourably on Obama’s time in office?
Yes – Steven Atkins The first African American President of the United States had a lot to do in order to deliver the hope that he had promised. The quiet revolution that Obama has led, despite having to work with a Republican Congress whose “top political priority” was to “deny … Read More
What is Aleppo?”, was the question the Libertarian nominee for president of the US, Gary Johnson, responded with when he was asked what he would do about the carpet bombed Syrian city if elected president this year. His comments were quite rightly mocked and disparaged and he was clearly out … Read More
Recently, whilst talking about mental health, Donald Trump said that various veterans returning from war with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) aren’t strong enough and can’t “handle” fighting. He talks about it as if suffering from a mental health problem and committing suicide is a sign of weakness. I would … Read More
October 3rd could have been a massive game changer for Polish women. An Estimated 20,000 protesters, dressed in black, made it to streets of over 60 cities and towns all over the country to stand up against the anti-abortion bill. The protesters wore black as a symbol of mourning over … Read More
If Trump vs Hillary was likened to the Superbowl, then the vice presidential debate was more akin to an after-school Rounders game. With almost 50% of the country not even knowing their names. VP candidates Mike Pence (Republican) and Tim Kaine (Democrat) have been in the shadows of their more … Read More