Tag: Politics

New UKIP Leader Says His Party Will Be the Next Labour. Should Corbyn Be Worried?
5 min read, A Closer Look

New UKIP Leader Says His Party Will Be the Next Labour. Should Corbyn Be Worried?

After weeks of chaos and in-fighting (sometimes quite literally), UKIP has finally elected their new leader: Paul Nuttall, MEP. Nuttall has explicitly made it clear that UKIP will target Labour voters. In a BBC interview, Nuttall said: “I want to replace the Labour Party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people”. So should…

The PM Isn’t Giving A Running Commentary on Brexit Talks. But Don’t Be Outraged.
6 min read, A Closer Look, Brexit

The PM Isn’t Giving A Running Commentary on Brexit Talks. But Don’t Be Outraged.

“Brexit negotiations will be kept SECRET” the Express headline shouts as if this were news. A month ago, Brexit Secretary, David Davis, insisted that full transparency on the talks in progress is not in the country’s best interests. “Clearly there is a need for Parliament to be informed without giving away our negotiating position. I…

It’s Easy to Rely on Gender Politics to Beat Trump, but Clinton Should Be Careful.
Perspective, Uncategorized

It’s Easy to Rely on Gender Politics to Beat Trump, but Clinton Should Be Careful.

The race for the White House has taken a somewhat predictable turn – campaigning now has a clear focus on the gender of the candidates. A battle that was once characterised as conservative versus progressive, then protectionist versus liberal, then outsider versus elite, has now become something closer to man versus woman. So far, this…

Who Needs Facts When You Can Convince People With Emotion
A Closer Look, Uncategorized

Who Needs Facts When You Can Convince People With Emotion

We are living in a time of Post-Truth Politics. Ours has become a political culture where facts are of secondary importance to so-called ‘gut feeling’. Impassioned speeches appeal to emotion regardless of policy, talking points are consistently repeated despite being proven untrue and/or misleading, and any fact checking is evidence of snobbery or bias. In…

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