Tag: Politics

Interview, Main Stories

“From day one, there has been a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic… Boris Johnson wanted to be popular and didn’t want to make those difficult choices”: an interview with Labour MP Clive Lewis

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview belong solely to Mr Clive Lewis MP. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015 and former candidate for leader of the party in 2020. A politician with strong views and someone who is not afraid to hold back, even if at times that…

Global

Unrest in Haiti over Presidential Term

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au prince, as well as other cities surrounding the capital, in protest against the government. Opposition supporters have been protesting the legitimacy of President Jovenel Moïse since the summer of 2018, however, he has now come under scrutiny for breaking the country’s constitution….

Interview

An interview with Susan Jones on her career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “I’ve never been bored and have always felt that I was contributing to the greater good”.

Sue Jones has enjoyed an over 40-year-long career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), occupying geographical, policy, and HR related roles in London, together with overseas postings to a number of Diplomatic Missions such as Singapore, West Berlin, and Brussels. Pursuing her desire to travel, Sue had originally thought about applying for a Commission…

Global

Ruling party takes control of Venezuelan parliament

President Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) has taken control of the country’s National Assembly. The party won a landslide 256 of the Assembly’s 277 seats, having previously lost control of the institution in 2015. This election has not been without controversy, with almost all opposition parties choosing to boycott the vote. Opposition leaders say…

Global

Mario Draghi agrees to form new Italian government

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a national unity government. Sergio Mattarella met with Draghi in Rome where the latter was asked to guide the country through the Covid-19 pandemic and the most severe economic crisis in Italian post-war history. The two met following the…

Features

Left wing, right wing, or neither

According to YouGov, the terms left wing and right wing “aren’t that useful”. After putting one hundred political views to the public, 53% of the British people couldn’t identify any as specifically left or right wing. But what do these terms actually mean? Left-wing politics refers to progressive ideas associated with achieving better “social and…

News

Dominic Cummings Leaves Downing Street

Dominic Cummings left Number 10 on Friday the 13th, widely reported to be the latest manifestation of weeks of unrest within Downing Street. The announcement that he would be let go was released shortly before his departure, but it was expected that he would see the year out at least until Christmas. BBC Political Editor…

Global

Negotiations break down over Mali political crisis

Negotiations regarding the ongoing political crisis in the African nation of Mali between the President and opposing movements have broken down.  M5-RFP, the coalition moving against President Keïta have called for his resignation following accusations of corruption and an inability to control the fallout from recent elections. Protests over the past few weeks have also…

#BLM, Global

Portland protests see intensification

Protests in Portland, Oregon have intensified following Trump’s deployment of federal forces to end the demonstrations.  Federal agents have been seen using batons, tear gas and riot gear to break apart the peaceful protests. Going beyond their original intention of ensuring the protection of federal areas and buildings, officials have been captured on video and…

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