Tag: Donald Trump
Democracy 2.0: Understanding the failure of democracy
If democracy is a perfect system, then why is it failing those at the tip of the voting process? Can this political system be saved from potential extinction? Is it worth saving?
Trump National Security Adviser resigns after Russian talks cover-up
Retired general Michael Flynn, who had served as national security adviser to U.S President Donald Trump resigned on Monday after allegations of secret discussions with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Mr Flynn claimed he had mistakenly misled the vice-president, Mike Pence, and other Trump officials about the nature of phone calls in December to the…
View from the Green Seats-Trump to speak in Parliament plans dropped
British officials have confirmed that a plan to allow Donald Trump to speak in Parliament as part of a state visit to the UK have been shelved. It is expected that the Presidents state visit will be moved to late summer or early autumn, when Parliament is in recess for the summer. Parliament will be…
View from the Green Seats- Speaker: Trump should not be allowed to speak in Parliament
John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons has today said that Donald Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament, in comments made earlier today in Parliament. Speaking in parliament, he said “We value our relationship with the US. If a state visit takes place, that is way beyond the pay grade of the…
View from the Green Seats- Article 50 debate begins in Parliament
Members of Parliament in the House of Commons have today begun the first of two days of Parliamentary debate on the Notification of Withdrawal from the European Union bill, or as its more commonly known: The Brexit Bill.
The Party Line is…..Trump Unbound??
Has the US political system created its own monster in Donald Trump?
International Whispers- May talks up new ‘Special Relationship’ in US visit
Prime Minister Theresa May has been keen to stress the Special Relationship that exists between Britain and the US in her first visit to America since Donald Trump became President. Mrs May said that Britain and the US “have a joint responsibility to lead” but will not do so in the same way as previous…
International Whispers- Mexican President cancels trip to U.S over Trump’s wall claims
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has cancelled a planned visit to the U.S after American President Donald Trump signed an executive order to start construction of a wall along the length of the US border with Mexico.
International Whispers- Donald Trump becomes 45th president of the USA
Donald J Trump has just been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at an inauguration ceremony on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC. Amidst heightened security and reports of earlier protests, Mr Trump and Mike Pence, the vice president took their oaths of office administered by US chief…
International Whispers: Trump ‘keen’ to sign quick trade deal with UK after Brexit
President-elect Donald Trump has promised that the U.S. will sign a quick trade deal with the UK after the Brexit negotiations are concluded. In an interview with former leave campaigner and cabinet minister Michael Gove for the Times newspaper, Mr Trump said that the UK was “so smart for getting out”. He went on to…