Leavers and Lefties Beware: disunity shall be your peril!

By Yusha Jung BA Arabic and English The upcoming general election will largely be determined by the singularly stubborn issue of Brexit. To an unprecedented extent, voters are ignoring the social/economic policies laid out in party manifestos and thinking up tactical ways to vote in a government that will deal with Brexit in a way […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GILETS JAUNES!

By Claire Dujardin, MSc International Politics Happy Birthday to you, Gilets Jaunes! It’s been over a year since 17 November 2018, when 282,000 of you demonstrated across the country. The discourse in the media or in everyday conversation seems to recount, either with anger or some kind of nostalgia those Saturdays of chaos as if […]

Is our democracy failing or has it failed already?

By Chloë Cochran – BA Global Popular Music Current discussions on politics and the political climate in the UK and around the world leaves us with a tangible sense of dissatisfaction and frustration. This is fueling an atmosphere of apathy.  Examining the political state we are living in can be depressing, exhausting, and disheartening. Democracy […]

Oh deer; Is Erdogan taking on the role of Mr. Claus?

By Mahnoor Sajid, BA Economics and Politics Jingle bells, Turkey sends, military detainees back! Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is determined to take on the role of Santa Claus this holiday season and it appears Western Europe is getting a present it was hoping to avoid The members of the Islamic state who were captured […]

The Latin American Implosion

By Samar Fatima Ali, BA Economics and Politics 2019 has seen Latin America spiral out of control. Some are calling it the “Latin Spring”. In January, Venezuelans began protesting and continue to do so as a humanitarian crisis grips the nation. October brought with it an eruption of unrest in Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia characterised […]

A PALESTINIAN ZERO SUM GAME

By Chung Man Leung, MSc International Politics For Palestinians, this is not an election between moderates and extremists, it is a choice between two parties that both aim to occupy more territories from their hands. The political deadlock in Israel is still to be resolved after two inconclusive elections in this calendar year. The first […]