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The reasons Remain lost. fog-1208283_1280.jpg
Since last year, change has come thick and fast in the UK. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after saying he wouldn’t, Theresa May took over at number 10 and installed bumbling Boris as her foreign secretary. It all seemed to be changing far quicker than anyone could have expected. The referendum has meant so much...
Another typical week inside the Trump administration 5440392565_4634fb9d24_b.jpg
Another Rally Many would forgive Trump for actually doing some Presidential work after taking enough vacations to hit the cap for Secret Service staff but once again the ‘leader of the free world’ has surprised everyone. This week Donald gave yet another campaign style rally, drumming up support for a so far failed Presidency. This...
Labours Brexit shift Jeremy-Corbyn-Chatham-House.jpg
Sir Keir Starmer, the party's shadow Brexit secretary, has also not ruled out the possibility of a negotiation to create a new single market and customs arrangement similar to the one in place now. A Labour government would try to keep the UK inside an economic zone that would benefit many countries, including Britain, but...
Trump’s Korea threat North Korea, United States, world, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
President Trump has threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” when he broached the subject at a meeting. This has prompted an equally strong response from Pyongyang who have said that they are “carefully examining” a plan to hit Guam with missiles.  Guam, being the small US territory in the South Pacific, was under Japanese...
Donald Trump’s personnel problems The White House, world, United States, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Since Donald Trump became US president over six months ago, there are few that thought one of his biggest problems would be personnel. The White House has seen top employees come and go with some only staying for a matter of days.  So, who has gone, and who has come in? Sean Spicer The bungling and...
The DUP DUO, Kettle Mag,
The DUP are a Protestant party in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1971, by fundamentalist leader Ian Paisley, they were staunchly opposed to any agreement, including the Good Friday Agreement, that brought unison between them and the republican opposition. They created Militia and were endorsed by terror organisations during the Troubles. Since then they have become...
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Instead of calling another election the Conservative’s decided to open talks with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland to prop themselves up. Using their 10 MP’s they can fall over the line, gaining the minimum number of seats needed. The DUP have not underestimated their importance in this situation. Theresa May needs them much...
She’s staying, come what May 10 downing street, kettle mag,
The Conservatives started to lose seats while Labours support started to grow. SNP and UKIP stock started to drop with the latter’s number ending at a lonely zero. Corbyn struck a charismatic, popular, vote with the younger people. This meant that over 70% from the 18-24 demographic turned up and added an extra three million...
Corbyn’s debt free vision Jeremy Corbyn, students, tuition, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Jeremy Corbyn has hinted that he will look into abolishing tuition fee debt for graduates if he is elected on June 8. The Labour leader caused a big stir along the political spectrum and among voters when his manifesto said under his government, tuition fees would be eradicated. The fees were trebled to £9,000 per...
What does Labour’s manifesto mean for you? Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Jeremy Corbyn stood, holding aloft his party’s manifesto to the applause of his supporters Tuesday. Some of it was, of course, not surprising after last week's leaked draft but there are many more points that need to be discussed. Here we look at the biggest points of the manifesto. Taxation Jeremy Corbyn has set out...
The weekly political round up newspapers, glasses, politics, round up, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
After a long week of politics, here is the weekly round-up and main stories to know about. Macron Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's president. Macron won the French presidential election last week, seeing off far-right leader Marine Le Pen with ease. The centrist politician who was relatively unknown and did not belong to...
A bad week for the Trump Administration The White House, Donald Trump, United States, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Donald Trump’s week has, it must be said, not been great. From the firing of FBI chief James Comey to a potential obstruction of justice, things have moved very quickly, in the wrong direction, at the White House.  After over 100 days of Trump as the leader of the free world, there is still huge coverage...
President Trump’s first 100 days Donald Trump, president, United States, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Donald Trump has been in office just over 100 days and as of yet, has not, like many thought, started WW3. The US president has however, had a tumultuous time so far. Here are his biggest wins and even bigger failures. The Victories Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trump pledged to remove the U.S. from...
The Le Pen rebrand Marine Le Pen, France, world, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Marine Le Pen announced on Monday that she would be temporarily stepping down as the leader of the far-right National Front party. The decision came one day after the run off vote which saw Emmanuel Macron beat Le Pen by 2.7%. Le Pen's extraordinary decision to ditch her party in the name of 'unity' as...
MOAB and Trump’s authorisation MOAB, politics, United States, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Last week, the US dropped its biggest bomb that is not a nuclear weapon for the first time in combat. The GBU-43B, known as MOAB, Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or as it has also been nicknamed the 'Mother of all Bombs' was launched by the Air Force in Nangarhar Province, in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb is 30ft in length,...
Sean Spicer’s slip-ups Sean Spicer, White House, politics, William Sancroft, Kettle Mag
Sean Spicer has been in the White House just a matter of months but has found it hard to come to terms with the gravity of his job. A man whose occupation is to communicate clearly and concisely the inner workings of the administration, Spicer has consistently flapped and floundered in the face of the...
Trump’s Environmental Disaster Trumps pipeline, kettle mag,
Keystone XL and the Dakota Access oil pipelines were fervently opposed by many and amassed huge media attention due to the protests at Standing Rock and celebrities that disputed it. For environmentalists this is a President worth fearing. A man in charge of federal funding for climate change and the power to slow the country's use...