Category: Politics

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Trump Sends Dictatorial Message to Media & Intelligence Community: Suck Up or Shut Up

The lessons from Donald Trump’s first press conference should be worrying for those who value the role of our institutions.

 

Yesterday saw Trump’s first press conference in 167 days, and boy did it deliver. Despite his unerring vagueness, we learnt a few things in the hour or so he graced us with – for the first time he agreed that Russia did play a role in influencing the election, and he detailed exactly how he will distance himself from his business interests. Read more...

Ivan Rogers’ resignation proves the UK really is tired of experts

Sir Ivan Rogers’ decision yesterday to resign as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU is an incredibly important moment in British politics.

 

Decisions by British civil servants aren’t generally considered topics of national interest. But Rogers’ resignation, nine months earlier than his planned departure in September from a role he’d served in since November 2013, is different. Read more...

Donald Trump and Brexit are the symptoms – but what is the problem?

A Donald Trump presidency and the Brexit referendum are nothing but symptoms of an underlying problem affecting all politicians – a lack of ideas.

 

All hail 2016, the year that we finally learnt to stop trusting pollsters. Donald Trump surged to the presidency yesterday evening on a wave of high energy, Pepe the frog memes and millions of Americans going “fuck it”. Read more...