America

America

No, Gary Johnson did not help Trump to win

We all knew it would happen, and like most predictable excuses after an election result like this, it did; the ‘which phobia do the electorate have?’ game, and the ‘money and power bought the election’ scoff, or the ‘thank goodness for/ban the electoral college system’ depending on the outcome, as […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America, Elections

American pollsters and their big ‘oops’ moment

I don’t know if you’ve heard – perhaps through the mass out-pouring of hysteria on Facebook – but Donald J Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America. The BBC has currently called 46 of 50 states, giving Trump 278 Electoral College votes to […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary, News

This was yesterday. It's raining today. Photo by Florence Walker.

DC diary: After the Brexit uprising; it’s déjà-vu in Washington DC

I’ve been up at the Capitol Hill Hotel since precisely 7am, woken by the dirge of church bells, ringing out in a deathly quiet town which overwhelmingly (93%) sent three electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. For all the good it did. And it wasn’t the only irony. I’ve been in the tristate area since Thursday […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

DC Diary: Democrats feel the consequences of neglecting the common man

DC Diary: Democrats feel the consequences of neglecting the common man

Well this is all very familiar. I’m in a bar in Democrat Washington, DC at 10.30pm and everyone’s shitting themselves. It’s a similar mood to the East of England count I attended during the EU referendum vote once the North East started coming in. And don’t get them started about […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America

Whatever the outcome of this election, America needs major electoral reform

Whatever the outcome of this riveting, and perhaps dismal Unites States Presidential Election, one thing (perhaps the only thing) can be said with certainty: America desperately needs major electoral reform, and fast. I’m talking specifically about the electoral college system. The system of electing a President via this process is […]

by × November 7, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

DC Diary: Muh ‘mocracy!

DC Diary: Muh ‘mocracy!

Our Creative Director Paul Nizinskyj reports on the US Presidential Election from Washington, DC. The fate of the Great Republic hangs in the balance on Tuesday, if the President of the United States is to be believed. But you wouldn’t know looking around Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. In fact, despite being only […]

by × November 4, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

US Presidential Election: Bunga bunga or World War III?

US Presidential Election: Bunga bunga or World War III?

Our Creative Editor, Paul Nizinskyj, travels to Washington, DC next week for a front-row seat of the most important, and bizarre, election of the year. Almost 200 years ago, French liberal Alexis de Tocqueville made one of the most profound predictions in modern history, in his book Democracy in America. […]

by × October 24, 2016 ×

America

Trump and Clinton are just different sides of a double-faced coin: Either way, America loses

Trump and Clinton are just different sides of a double-faced coin: Either way, America loses

It seems like the days of people around the world wishing that they were American will soon to be over. After watching the first Presidential debate, I know that I wouldn’t wish American voting rights upon my worst enemy. It sounds hyperbolic but it’s true. For the first time in […]

by × October 4, 2016 ×

America

US Presidential Debate: A plague on both their houses…

US Presidential Debate: A plague on both their houses…

I’ve been catching up on last night’s US Presidential debate. My first impression is that both these candidates are dreadful failures of humanity. Neither should be allowed anywhere near the reins of power. My second impression is that Hilary Clinton seemed far better prepared, whilst Donald Trump appeared to be […]

by × September 29, 2016 ×

America

Gary Johnson is spreading liberty fever

Gary Johnson is spreading liberty fever

U.S. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is taking the libertarian moniker to dizzy new heights. Sure, some of his success can be explained by his two gruesome rivals, but much can be said of his pragmatic, flexible and marketable brand of small government politics. Since its inception in 1971, Johnson’s Libertarian […]

by × August 11, 2016 ×

America

The problem with Gary Johnson

In an election dominated by the real life basis for the character of Claire Underwood and a candidate whose unsuitability for office is beyond doubt, it’s hard to take a serious interest far beyond guessing how gargantuan Clinton’s margin of victory will be. But with rumours abounding that Mitt Romney […]

by × July 31, 2016 ×

America, Foreign Affairs, Liberty

Never mind gun control – Americans should be worried about executive orders

Never mind gun control – Americans should
be worried about executive orders

Ah, the joys of opposition. So easy to be noble, with no obstacles to vapid virtue signalling. As we all know, and the Liberal Democrats especially, politicians not unlucky enough to actually be in office are spared the onerous burden of making difficult, sometimes distasteful, decisions which are unlikely to […]

by × January 10, 2016 ×