Tag: politics

  • Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about British politics

    Over the weekend, I asked Facebook friends to send me their questions on what’s happening in aftermath of the UK election, which resulted in a hung parliament. Below are some of their questions and a few I added to clarify a few things. Hope this helps my American readers understand British politics a bit more: […]

  • Yes, right-wing extremism killed Jo Cox

    This has been our septimana horribilis. On Sunday, we paused to mourn 49 victims of homophobic, Islamist terrorism in Orlando. As I attempted to work through my grief and put the hate in context, never did I imagine I would end the week doing the exact same thing for another brutal attack on freedom and […]

  • How I went from endorsing Jeremy Corbyn to voting for Hillary Clinton

    I love two countries. America, where I was born, and Britain, where I will die. I desperately want to see both succeed as fair, equitable, and socialist countries. There are people I love in both countries who are hurting. Cuts to benefits, the high cost of healthcare, and stagnant wages are all making life a […]

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2015

    It’s Christmas Eve, the night that Santa makes his list and checks it twice before delivering presents to the children of the world. 2015 has been a chaotic year in which we’ve seen the best and worst of humanity. But who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? Here’s five of each! 5. Simon Danczuk He’s […]

  • New app launches to help LGBT voters find out if their MP is pro-equality

    As Britain goes to the polls today, some LGBT voters may have a clearer picture of which candidates support their equality thanks to a new website launched this week. The LGBT Whip is the brainchild of Chris Ward, a developer from Vauxhall who also helped develop the LobbyALord app used by marriage equality campaigners in […]

  • I don’t need “clarification,” Governor Pence. Indiana’s RFRA is state-sanctioned discrimination.

    In what the Indianapolis Star calls “the deepest crisis of his political career,” Mike Pence, Indiana’s Republican governor, continues to support his state’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Speaking to the paper on Saturday, Governor Pence said that whilst he will seek legislation “clarifying” the intent of the law, he stands behind it. The […]

  • 2014 And All That: A primer for the new year

    Right. Where was I? So here we are on Blue Monday, when the festive warmth dissipates and we suddenly realise that, without the intoxicating mix of Christmas lights and liquor, bloody hell, this weather is shit. We also realise that politics is, too. What did we miss over the holiday season? Nick Griffin went bankrupt, […]

  • “It Could Be You” – a short video gives voice to those on benefits

    Regardless of your stance on the issue of benefits reforms and reductions, the people this directly effects-those living on the dole-are so often overlooked. The Child Poverty Action Group, in conjunction with politics.co.uk, does an excellent job in this short clip of giving voice to the nameless and faceless masses who depend on benefits for […]