Politics

An insight into politics from the views of GSN
14.1.18

Smart Barcelona Focussing on Its People

I was recently in Barcelona attending the Smart City World Congress. With Catalonia and its capital city Barcelona in the international political spotlight, it was a fascinating time to be there again....

07.1.18

National vs City-Based Democracy

There are some interesting but at the same time disturbing developments in politics around the world at the moment. This is mainly driven by the fact that people no longer trust their traditional politicians...

27.12.17

Catalonia's Political Problems

Recent years have seen a political fracture across the West. With the independence referendum in Scotland, the Brexit vote, the rise of Trump in America and the growing momentum of right wing reactionary...

03.12.17

Is it time to repeal the Second Amendment?

In light of the deadliest mass shooting America has ever seen, many have now turned to the Head of State with the question: ‘Mr President, when is enough enough? How many more people have to perish as...

15.6.17

2017 Election: a Summary

So, after the dust has settled, what has this election shown us and what have we learnt? Definitely that the younger generation cannot relate to the Tories. They are seen as outdated, short-sighted and...

03.6.17

Whichever Party Wins the UK General Election, what Should Their Priorities Be?

The announcement from Theresa May about the snap general election was a shock for most people in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. The question, though, for the members of whichever party wins...

12.2.17

The United States of Isolation: an Analysis of Trump's Travel Ban

The practice of America’s founding ideals has always been dubious. With slavery, Japanese internment camps and more recently the “War on Terror”, America has allowed xenophobia and alienation to...

31.1.17

Elections That Could Radically Transform Europe in 2017 - a Pragmatic Perspective

2016 seemed a year lifted straight from dystopian fiction, a year characterised by seismic political upheavals, hardening social attitudes and looming economic crises. In Europe, this tragedy saw an upsurge...

11.11.16

Theresa May Has Inherited the Immigration Crisis

You know how it is. A dull, damp, weary day and the mood is subdued but not necessarily low. You are waiting and waiting and then when you are just about to give up and start walking, three buses come...

08.11.16

Trump's “Winning Temperament” is No Longer Just Words

Polling data one day from the US presidential election ought to be more accurate than all previous polls, which did not account for two National Party Conventions, three presidential debates – the first...

31.8.16

Same Story, Different Year: the Trouble with Labour and Jeremy Corbyn

How much can change in a year? A vote to leave the European Union, a new Prime Minister and Donald Trump could be the US president.… Yet the Labour party is once again having a leadership election with...

26.7.16

May’s Immediate Headaches

As Theresa May replaces David Cameron and moves into 10 Downing Street, she faces heavy and urgent issues concerning the future of the United Kingdom. The lady with the expensive shoes has major battles...

20.7.16

The Summer of Uncertainty

What will be of the UK as we know it after the EU Referendum is still impossible to predict. The public can only speculate on what may happen, and, because of the turmoil and the outcome created, the guesswork...

16.7.16

Squeezing the Trigger with Your Eyes Shut

  Well. What can I say? It has most certainly been a busy few weeks for the British political system. Just in case you have been on the moon for the last month, I will briefly go over the main events....

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