January 28, 2020

Earlier this month, the world woke up to the news that Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Major General had been assassinated by a drone strike carried out by the United States. By midday, the verdict was in. Much of the left had concluded that this was a “misled act of war” by the “imbecile” who currently occupies the White House, Donald Trump. Within moments of the announcement they flocked to their smart-phones to condemn the ass...

January 27, 2020

On September 24th 2019, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump on two charges. The first article accuses Trump of an abuse of power and the second, an obstruction of Congress, both regarding his conduct in relation to communications with Ukraine. Many have been quick to criticise members of the Democratic Party for pursuing the...

January 22, 2020

General Qasem Soleimani, a man who has killed Americans, both plotted a bombing in Washington DC and armed Hezbollah in Lebanon with rockets to target Israel. No one, even Trump’s most ardent critics, is trying to defend Soleimani. He was most definitely a bad guy. But the US government and particularly the Trump administration has consistently shown time and time again that they are willing to work with and protect bad guys,...

January 17, 2020

The pale, male, and stale demographic is, by now, exhausted and overdone, and current politics no longer has a reason to support such an ancient tradition of stuffing political systems full of them. For that reason, the new era of so-called ‘young politicians’ are here to jazz up political systems, rejuvenate the state for the better and challenge the stigma surrounding political participation amongst young people. This fresh...

January 14, 2020

This year saw the arrival of the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and it was hosted by Ricky Gervais. In his usual provocative style, he wasted no time in mocking celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Felicity Huffman. But, as well as this, he made the sweeping declaration that celebrities “are not in a position to lecture the public about anything”. Whilst I agree that the red carpet is not the place from which to make politi...

December 9, 2019

The latest nail in the dystopian coffin that is this reality has recently been hammered in, as Michael Bloomberg, the media’s Mr Monopoly man has announced his bid for the Democratic party’s nomination for President of the USA. Billionaire Bloomberg has crusaded in to buy the election seemingly as if it were a meal deal. But what does the latest entry into the extremely crowded democratic primary mean for democracy in America?...

December 6, 2019

It is impossible to follow current affairs without being aware of gun violence in American schools. Serialized in popular culture, critiqued by a multitude of commentators – most famously Michael Moore – and an ever-present issue in contemporary political discourse, school shootings have, for many, become synonymous with American society. Yet, in a manner which frequently amazes and confuses those not intimately acquainted wit...

December 5, 2019

A 19-year-old woman is sexually assaulted and murdered. Two men are plausible suspects. The first failed two lie-detector tests, has an abusive past and is later incarcerated for sexually assaulting another victim. The second has an alibi and evidence presented against him has been proved to be inconclusive. The question is clear, and the answer should be as well; who, between these two men, is the most obvious culprit?

Yet, th...

December 3, 2019

“I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people,” reads a November 10 tweet by Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour Party leader wasn’t alone in expressing this sentiment. Bernie Sanders, a US Senator and candidate for the presidency, tweeted “I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia,” on November 11. These accusations of a military-backed coup reflect the general attitude of politicians and commentators on the lef...

November 23, 2019

Almost exclusively bankrolled by its namesake and his close friends, the Donald J. Trump Foundation – which has retained zero paid employees – was long regarded as simply an extension of the man himself. Frequently accepting money on his behalf in lieu of payment, including $400,000 following an appearance on Comedy Central Roasts, donations were often misleadingly repackaged as contributions from the President. Highlights amo...

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