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Why you shouldn’t take notice of the German election

Germans. Reliable and organised. Meticulous and systematic. These are the people of superior engineering, punctual trains, Miele washing machines. But not, it seems, efficient elections. For the past 16 years, Angela Merkel has dominated politics, both within Germany and on the world stage. However, as she steps down as Chancellor, the German political landscape is […]

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Scottish Labour leadership campaign begins

Two candidates have entered the race to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, just months ahead of the Scottish parliament elections, after Richard Leonard resigned.  Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon, both regional MSPs, have begun their campaigns by pledging to reintegrate Labour into the national conversation, currently between the staunchly unionist Conservatives and the […]

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Trump vs. Biden vs. COVID-19: a major election in tragic times

Somewhere along the line, the tides turned and it was no longer considered solely the job of liberals to condemn Trump. The President of the United States of America seemed to navigate the stages of grief, from denial (‘[the virus is] very much under control’), anger (‘We are the federal government. We are not supposed […]

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It’s Debatable: Should there be an upper age limit on the right to vote?

The last five years of political controversy have revealed one of the biggest culture wars in our country: old versus young. This generational divergence in voting has sparked a discussion over whether young people are suffering from the electoral decisions of the older generation. Comment writers Olivia Clark and Mia Morgalla debate whether this divisive […]

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The divided Democrats are Trump’s key to success

In this week’s U.S. presidential debate, in which Democratic politicians made their case as the best shot to go up against Donald Trump in the November election, perhaps the most memorable moment of the evening happened after the debate had finished. In a brief but tense exchange, Warren pointedly rejected Sanders’ offer of a handshake, […]

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Lisa Nandy: ‘a sense of hope and ambition’

Young, energetic, and with a Northern accent, Lisa Nandy is poised to be the effective messenger that Jeremy Corbyn was not. The outcome of the next election will depend on two things. First, the ability of Labour to prosecute the case that Boris Johnson has betrayed the British people, bringing disaffected Labour voters back home. […]

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Jess Phillips: ‘the awaited antidote to people like Boris Johnson’

The discussion about Jess Phillips starts when we consider the question of how far a person can be disentangled from their political guise. Consider the jarring contrast of the wily Boris Johnson, whose post-Brexit immigration stance seems at odds with his amicable persona, and Trump, who is an idiot politician and an idiot man. But, […]

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Keir Starmer: ‘there is another future possible for our country’

In order to form a judgement on who is best to lead the party, Labour members must first acknowledge the importance of their decision. The Labour Party is just another bad election away from oblivion. Despite the present crisis there is undoubtedly a way out and there are steps that can be taken immediately to […]