Donald Trump

We Need to Stop Painting Dangerous Men as Comical Goofs

In my workplace, there is a wall of calendars that all feature dangerous political leaders. Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un…many of the months on these calendars feature said leaders pulling a funny face, or having a particularly bad hair day. They are there for people to laugh at, and …

Everything in Politics is a Distraction

Yesterday, the media was all-a-kerfuffle with the resurgence of #Traingate and whether or not Jeremy Corbyn lied about being on an overcrowded train last year (for the record, he didn’t, because that would be a f*cking weird thing to lie about.) A few days ago, MPs across Britain publicly mourned …

Theresa May Refuses to Condemn Donald Trump… Again

The UK and the US have always had a special relationship. By which I mean the UK has a nasty habit of bowing down to the US and blindly following them into unjust wars. You’d have thought, however, that when Donald Trump rose to power the UK would have said enough …

Cultural Hegemony: How the Tories Keep Winning

AKA: Why has Trump has got away with being an utter c*ckwomble while Clinton’s emails apparently stopped her from being President, EVEN THOUGH HER EMAILS BROKE NO RULES; why did Theresa May say Strong and Stable so much; and what does any of this have to do with Gramsci and cultural hegemony? …

Do Politicians Need to be Likeable?

Everyone wants to be liked. Sure, not everyone lies awake worrying about whether the bus driver thought they were likeable or not (just me? Okay.), but no one wants to be despised. No one wakes up in the morning and thinks ‘Ah! What a beautiful day! How can I alienate …