"commentry" blog posts
One year after Donald Trump’s election victory - politics as usual?
It's one year since Donald Trump was elected as President to the US. Has the Trump presidency been politics as usual, or are we witnessing a fundamentally new politics under Trump?
Posted on: 20 November 2017
What is rhetoric and why do we need it?
In this blog I’m going to defend the use of rhetoric. Why? The premise is very simple - because we need it.
Posted on: 18 September 2017
Trump's changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?
Donald Trump has defied expectation by pledging to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan.
Posted on: 23 August 2017
General Election 2017 - viewpoints from our politics experts and students
What is the background to this snap general election and how will it play out? A lot has changed since the last election in 2015, so we asked Dr. Andrew Crines, one of our British politics experts, to give us his take on the election - along with a student's view:
Posted on: 31 May 2017
Bored of relentless soundbites from the general election campaign?
Fed up of all the repeated rhetoric and relentless soundbites of the General Election campaign? With voter apathy looming over the election, find out our our top five 'facepalm' moments from the campaign trail so far - watch out for sausages, spaniels and slogan bingo...
Posted on: 18 May 2017