Analysis

Bye-election blues for Jeremy’s Labour Party

BY-ELECTIONS ARE typically fertile ground for electoral progress by the opposition and other smaller parties. The government is typically faced…

Mass unrest in Bucharest

ROMANIA IS AT the threshold of political crisis, as the largest protests since the fall of communism in 1989 continue.…

Turing Law posthumously pardons thousands

ON 31 JANUARY, Her Majesty the Queen gave royal assent to the Policing and Crime Bill 2017. The statute contains…

UKIP: life after Nigel Farage

THE ELECTION OF Paul Nuttall as the new UKIP leader left many commentators feeling that the party would shift to…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

GO FIGURE THAT the biggest political story in the US election breaks after the election, and more importantly our final…

Britain back in business?

THE UNITED KINGDOM is going global again. Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much anticipated speech presenting the…

Up in flames: the crisis in Northern Ireland

THE NORTHERN Ireland power-sharing executive has gone up in flames. Emergency elections have been called following the resignation of Sinn…

The many faces of Donald

DONALD TRUMP’S staggering election victory on 8 November shocked the world. Commentators from evey country have questioned whether the President-Elect…

Groundhog Day for European populism?

SINCE THE global financial crisis, politics in the western world has been turning to radical alternatives as the answer to…

2016’s Word of the Year

2016 has been an anomaly. Political turmoil has punctuated the year, most recently culminating in an unprecedented US election race.…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

WELCOME TO the future, ladies and gentlemen. After a year and a half, yours truly was looking forward to getting…

Playing with fire: Trump and the Paris Agreement

US President-Elect Donald Trump has a widely documented history of climate change denial. For example, in 2012, Trump tweeted: “The…