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Question Time: Corbyn falls for May’s traps on spending plans, national security

The Labour and Conservative leaders gave diminished performances as they faced the York audience

ELECTION 2017: The NHS – a crisis without solution?

WHEN ONE considers the idea of the ‘political football’, the National Health Service is perhaps the first issue which springs…

ELECTION 2017: The Union – a divided kingdom?

THE UNION SEEMED to be of little relevance during the 2015 general election given the rejection of Scottish Independence the…

ELECTION 2017: The Economy – vs. the many?

THE ECONOMY dominates the run-up to general elections. Despite the current prominence of Brexit, the economy remains a pressing concern…

ELECTION 2017: Brexit – the new dividing line

THE SHADOW OF the exit negotiations from the European Union looms over this fateful election. The Prime Minister has sought…

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…

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…