Partners In Presidency: The Tim Kaine Story

By Liam Menzies How was he chosen as running mate? On July 22, 2016, Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton made known that Kaine would be her running mate in the upcoming election, beating out the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro to the position. This wasn’t a surprise to many especially those who were keeping close attention to the primaries as Kaine not only endorsed … Continue reading Partners In Presidency: The Tim Kaine Story

The Debates – a Retrospective

By Kirsty Morrison Picture credit: Bill B TAXES, immigration and foreign policy have been three of the major talking points in the current US presidential debates. The first televised debate, held on September 26, saw Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump challenge each other in Hempstead, New York. Key moments included Clinton criticising Trump for refusing to release his tax returns and … Continue reading The Debates – a Retrospective

“More work to be done” for women in politics

Christopher Doyle MP, Angela Crawley says women still face inequality in politics despite Hilary Clinton being on the brink of becoming the first female US President today. The Women and Equalities Committee member in Westminster maintains that although the glass ceiling has cracks there “is still a ton more work to be done”. Crawley, MP for Lanark and East Hamilton says: “Don’t be sold by … Continue reading “More work to be done” for women in politics

The social media battleground: An Elections won and lost in the mire of tweets

By Shaw Rooney  SOCIAL MEDIA is on the rise in the political landscape and politicians are wising up to it. This is has never been more pertinent than in US Presidential race of 2016. Professor David McGillivray who is the Chair in Event and Digital Cultures, School of Media, Culture and Society at UWS discusses Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s pivotal use of Twitter and … Continue reading The social media battleground: An Elections won and lost in the mire of tweets

Sanders Supporters Back Hillary

By Martin Cunningham THE MAJORITY of Bernie Sanders supporters are expected to vote for his former rival Hilary Clinton in today’s presidential election. The news comes after a recent poll conducted by YouGov showed that 68 percent of likely voters who backed Sanders now plan to vote for Clinton. This will be welcome news in the Clinton camp after fears Sanders supporters would not back … Continue reading Sanders Supporters Back Hillary

The Scottish View on the Abortion Policies of Clinton and Trump

By Olivia Ogilvie During their US election campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have shown some very different views on various topics. A particular policy that has been largely highlighted throughout most of the campaign is abortion. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is a supporter of “pro choice” in which she believes a woman should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies. Clinton is … Continue reading The Scottish View on the Abortion Policies of Clinton and Trump

Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights and Limited Geography

By Neil Dallimore Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Hillary Clinton is often lauded as a champion of women’s rights, a constant warrior fighting to bring equality in pay, working conditions, to improve childcare provision and to ensure reproductive rights are in the hands of women and not the government. Clinton has a 100% approval rating from Planned Parenthood and they endorsed her over Bernie Sanders. The … Continue reading Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights and Limited Geography

Partners in Presidency: The Mike Pence Story

By Liam Hamilton Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore (Cropped from original) MIKE PENCE was unveiled by Donald Trump as his running mate ahead of the US presidential election on 16th of July. The billionaire businessman surprised the press and onlookers by choosing the relatively unknown Indiana Governor as his prospective vice-president. Also vetted for the position were US Senator Bob Corker, of Tennessee, and Newt Gingrich, … Continue reading Partners in Presidency: The Mike Pence Story