Politics

ELECTION 2017: Foreign Policy – a new global stage

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson [Image: Flickr]  UPON TAKING office, Theresa May signaled a break from the foreign policy agenda which…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IT’S HARROWING to witness a revolution happening in real time. The last time a massive uprising occurred in 2011, the…

A Tale of Two Unions

Niamh Carroll explores the space between the Brexit and Scottish independence campaigns

Erdogan’s election gamble

DEMOCRACY IS AN essentially contested concept, but ahead of a constitutional referendum in Turkey there is little doubt that the…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IT HAS BECOME increasingly difficult to ignore Putin’s role on the world stage. Many in the west are both cowed…

Riots flare again in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA HAS been a hotspot for violence, hatred and discrimination from the earliest days of colonialism. Under British rule…

Crisis for ISIS as Iraqi military seize Mosul

IT SEEMS A LIFETIME ago that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the so-called Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,…

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.…

Theresa’s ‘baby faced assassin’

FEW WILL HAVE heard of Gavin Williamson. Many, however, will know of Armando Iannucci’s BBC political satire and cult hit,…

Comment: Bercow was right to oppose Trump

IN A HIGHLY contentious move, the Speaker of the House of Commons has voiced his opposition to President Trump addressing…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IN THE CONTINUING saga that is the unravelling of western democratic liberalism, France is preparing itself for one of the…