Tag : Trump

The Gryphon asks: should Nigel Farage be given a government position to help with official relations between Britain and the U.S?

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Yes – Rory Claydon After the results of this election seeing Donald Trump being swept into the White House, I can say that it would be in Britain’s best interests to keep a good working relationship up with the new President-elect, after all the special relationship we have with the … Read More

Guiltless Trump pays £25 million in lawsuit

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President-Elect Donald Trump will face tough challenges once in office but in the meantime he’s been facing some challenges of his own, finally settling a six year long lawsuit against his company, ‘Trump University’. The settlement has been set at 25 million dollars, with $21 million to be divided between … Read More

In the face of fear: what can art do?

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With the triumphs of Brexit and Trump and the recent departure of the much loved Leonard Cohen, it’s time to look to art for hope in an increasingly worrying world… The morning after Trump was elected and the world seemed to temporarily stop spinning on its axis, I logged onto … Read More

Losing more than an election

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It’s becoming clear that Hillary Clinton won’t be remembered as a faithful public servant who fought nobly on behalf of her party. Democrats are now commiserating the unfair defeat of Bernie Sanders, rather than Hillary. It seems that in the light of her defeat, the sentiment among many of her … Read More

The decline of American liberalism

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The US election every four years presents the American people with two doors that they must choose between. Traditionally, one door is characterised by progressive leanings and some degree of redistribution of income while the other door is defined by its conservative nature and its faith in the free market. … Read More

Toxic Trump

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After the world was left rightly distraught on Tuesday night at the thought of the racist, sexist and misogynistic pig that is Donald J. Trump becoming President of the United States of America. Masses of people lined the streets across the US in key cities like Chicago, Washington DC and … 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

An interview with Hilary Benn, MP

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The Gryphon sat down with Hilary Benn, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, to discuss Trump, Brexit, and the state of the Labour Party. Sacked from his post of Shadow Foreign Secretary by Corbyn in June and now reportedly having to contend with the elections to his Leeds Central constituency … Read More

Fright Night

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Steven Atkins reports on Leeds Student Radio’s election coverage night at Old Bar, describing how a fun night quickly turned sour as the results rolled in. Preparation into election night on LSR had been going on for months. I joined the student radio team with only a matter of weeks … Read More

Trump’s loud mouth: the worst of the President Elect

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Now that Trump has been elected leader of the Free World surely the best thing to do is list the worst things he’s ever said, right? The Gryphon has you covered… On Mexico “I’ll build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for … Read More