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Sarah Palin is seen as an early product of the Tea party movement (Photo: Politics Home)

Sarah Palin: Great Orator, Awful Speaker

Sarah Palin’s constant scrambling for words is almost enchanting. Bewitched, Joseph Ward explores why. Nowadays, many seem to believe that we live in a time without great orators or inspirational leaders. The growth of...

Donald Trump has bested the “establishment” candidates in New Hampshire (Photo: Business Insider)

Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

Crowds in Dublin celebrating the Republic of Ireland’s “Yes” vote for marriage equality in May 2015. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

Equality Is Not Optional

The rising use of the referendum to decide on equaliy issues is profoundly wrong, and undermines the idea of fundamental rights – so says Antony Tucker In 2015 the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia...

Will Sturgeon still be laughing in May? (Picture: Press and Journal)

Sturgeon’s Silver Lining

After gaining 56 seats in the 2015 general election, the SNP are going from strength to strength. Could they reach an overwhelming majority again in the Scottish Parliament elections? As the date of the...

“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs.” Artwork showing the reality of sexism in the workplace. (Artist: Riana Duncan)

The Greatest Minority of All

Despite being just as important as men, there are still economic and social divides which result in gender inequality in the UK. Modern society is built upon foundations of free will and freedom of...

The last time doctors went on strike was in 1975 (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Do No Harm, Jeremy.

Junior doctors rarely take industrial action. What pushed them to the limit with the new contract, will it work, and is it ever right for doctors to strike? What is the new contract? The...

A newspaper, probably delivered using child labour. (Photo: CNBC)

Wrong on Rights

The European Committee on Social Rights’ verdict on children’s paper rounds is laughable, and will only distract us from tackling more serious human rights issues. It has become a cliché to moan about absurd...

The Catastrophe of the Commons

Whilst MPs continue to shout and interrupt each other in the House of Commons, Matt Howlett looks at what needs to change to win the public’s interest and trust. In Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech...

How the gender pay gap affects working women in the UK (Photo: DiversityUK)

Mind the Gap

Women and men work equal hours, supposedly for equal pay. So why does there continue to be a gap between their wages? Men currently earn, according to the Independent, 23 per cent more than...

The Aedes group of mosquito is not unfamiliar to man, transmitting diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya, in addition to Zika. (Photo: SPL/BBC)

WHO will respond?

The World Health Organization was criticised for responding slowly to Ebola. Now, many fear the same with Zika. What’s gone wrong? Another global health emergency has been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO)....

President Hollande faces dismally low favourability ratings, putting at risk his party’s chances of a victory in 2017. (Photo: AFP)

France 2017: Quel Serait-il?

With just over a year to go until the next French presidential elections, Antony Tucker appraises the likely candidates and their chances of winning. Whilst many eyes are turned to the bizarre ups and...

Will the team remain as one? Or will they start to crumble? (Photo: S. Rousseau/Reuters)

Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

With campaigns surrounding the EU referendum already under way, George Perfect assesses the dangers for David Cameron in his cabinet and party. As the UK’s EU referendum draws ever closer, it appears that David...

Iowa: The Raucous Caucus

As the nomination process for US presidential candidates gets under way, one writer looks at the significance of the early states for leading Democrats. Iowa and New Hampshire have always been the first frontiers...