Author: Chris Bradford

Why Impeaching President Trump May Not Be So Smart

Donald Trump and controversy are inseparable. Trump’s latest controversial case emerged when he fired the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey. Following his termination, Comey released a memo to The New York Times, accusing the President of obstructing justice; because the President ordered an investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn to be closed. Flynn’s investigation concerned the President’s uncomfortably close links with Russia. It is a significant incident since the prospect of enacting the 25th Amendment (impeachment) has become greater than a prospect. Yet, it will only be achieved should a third...

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For Fox Sake!

Reintroducing fox-hunting and repealing the 2004 Hunting Ban is simply not necessary. Surely the animal welfare case must outweigh any endorsement: it is an issue that ought to dispel any counter-argument. From a political perspective, it is an own goal for the Tories – it only appeases the most archetypal and retrograde MPs such as Jacob Rees-Mogg – people who are completely detached from the electorate. It would alienate rather than attract more potential and existing voters, and it would send the Prime Minister’s already precarious approval ratings tumbling. Fox hunting is endorsed by individuals without a sense of moral...

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Why Marine Le Pen Must Win

Today’s French presidential election is one of the most significant elections in recent memory. It contains two candidates who represent two diametrically opposed views for the future of France: Emmanuel Macron of the centrist En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of the right-wing Le Front National. Le Pen is the clear underdog, and she is behind in the polls by over ten points. In sum, the outcome looks like a foregone conclusion, but due to the polls being so horribly wrong in predicting both Brexit and Trump, we cannot rule her victory out. Marine Le Pen is an extremely...

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Macron versus Le Pen: Who will win?

May 7th marks, arguably, the second part of the most intriguing European election in recent memory. April 23rd saw the first round of the French elections where Emmanuel Macron, of the centre-left En Marche! and Marine Le Pen, former leader of the right-wing Le Front National progressed to the run-off. They came first and second, respectively, ahead of the former Trotskyite Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and Republican François Fillon, progressing to the second round. This is a remarkable achievement considering the absence of mainstream parties contesting the presidency. The candidates could not be more different as the election essentially comes down to globalism vs protectionism and Europhilia...

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