Much of the pessimism surrounding politics in 2016 can be boiled down to two things: the highly publicised deaths of numerous celebrities and the failure of political opposition. Whilst the Grim Reaper isn’t willing to swap Snapchat for David Bowie (I checked), we can take a look at why political opposition around the world is currently so ineffective.READ MORE
One Christmas, long ago, my sister and I were given US-election Beanie Babies by our American relatives; a Republican elephant for her and a Democratic donkey for me, both of course patterned with the Stars and Stripes.READ MORE
People took to the streets of Port-au-Prince and other major cities asking for the ballot to be called off. With people carrying machetes and guns, throwing stones and burning tires, elections were postponed three times in 6 weeks.READ MORE
Donald Trump has offended just about everyone on his march to the Republican Nomination. Why do Americans love him?
Trump would not be leading the Republican field if he were the typical candidate, with interviews and stump speeches tightly crafted by pollsters to appeal to the maximum amount of voters while letting nothing volatile or unscripted slip. The magic ingredient that fuels the Trump supernova is his malevolence for traditional American politics.
The day is approaching where those of you who can will have your say on Brexit: Britain’s departure from the EU.READ MORE
Despite all this negative campaigning, what lies underneath is an incredibly progressive election in many respects.READ MORE