Tag: Politics

Unpacking the Trump surge

Today Donald Trump continues to ride the crest of the GOP primary wave in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and remains at the top in Iowa. However, his campaigning style is far from the norm, even by American standards. It…

Of Hillary Clinton and UFOs

On January 5, a news article appeared in the UK stating that Hillary Clinton said she would ‘get to the bottom’ of UFO conspiracies. It is astounding that UFOs should be a campaign issue. However, the original source — Daymond…

Reality On The Campaign Trail…

Emma Burnell (a campaigns and public policy professional representing Labour’s Socialist Societies, no less) gets a dose of reality: A few weeks ago, while canvassing in a marginal constituency, I knocked on the door of a man who had previously…

“Shut Up”, He Explained…

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the county council should stop its “endless grumbling” over free school meals. Taking a leaf out of Obama’s book, there, Nick? ‘You won’, right? The Liberal Democrat leader visited Oxford to promote the…

Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following…

It’ll end in tears. If we’re lucky.

The stitch-up fiscal union proposed by Merkozy (cf. Élysée Treaty) is merely a relaunch of the existing Stability and Growth Pact but this time with the teeth and claws necessary to force compliance by defaulters like France weak economies like Greece, nations…

Victory? For whom?

“Town halls are to be shamed into bringing back weekly bin collections, it was revealed yesterday. In a victory for householders and the Daily Mail, ministers unveiled a £250million fund to restore them. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said councils…

You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she…