By Olivia Singh | 31st October 2022 Rishi Sunak is now the new Prime Minister of the UK. 193 MPs pledged their support to Sunak and 26 MPs backed Penny Mordaunt, according to BBC News. The pound rose against the dollar after Sunak was announced as the leadership race winner, and the markets reacting positivelyContinue reading “Why Rishi Sunak Becoming Prime Minister Is Significant for Not Only Britons but Indians All Over the World “
Category Archives: Elections
No other way. Biden needs the Left to stop Trump.
Zafir Zafirov discusses the importance of Biden securing the vote of the Left in the upcoming election
Why Trump isn’t talking Turkey: His Largest Foreign Policy Blunder
Ilija Dokmanovic highlights Trump’s recent foreign policy blunder, and US relations within the Middle East
The Politics Behind the Coronavirus
Josh Trood writes on the potential political implications of the spread of the Coronavirus on elections and the economy
Runnymede and Weybridge Candidate Hustings- What you need to know
On Monday 25th November Royal Holloway’s Politics and International Relations Society hosted the Runnymede and Weybridge candidate hustings. Find out about the candidates and their performance, who are hoping to win your vote at the General Election on December 12th.
Tides of Change: The Indian Election
By Theo Larue While Britain finds itself embroiled in the complexities of its exit from the European Union, it is important to remember that other areas of the world are undergoing important evolutions that will also have effects on global politics. India is set to elect representatives to the 17th Lok Sabha (India’s lowerContinue reading “Tides of Change: The Indian Election”
The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’
By Christian Oliver It would surely be an understatement to deem Brazil’s political climate leading up to the October general election to be anything but dramatic and unpredictable. Presidential nominees have been stabbed, convicted for corruption, imprisoned, and have called for violent attacks on the opposition; all as a by-product of a corruption scandal biggerContinue reading “The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’”
Neoliberalism and Its Upheaval
By Vladimir Ivlev Peer through the lens of neoliberalism and you see more clearly how the political thinkers most admired by Thatcher and Reagan helped shape the ideal of society as a kind of universal market (and not, for example, a polis, a civilContinue reading “Neoliberalism and Its Upheaval”
Despatch Box on #GE2017
By Rob Johnston So it’s finally the big day to head down to your polling station and exercise your democratic right! Will this election be as people predicted when it was first announced, or will things not be quite as they seemed? As the polls begin to come out and we start to getContinue reading “Despatch Box on #GE2017”
Should Theresa May Trust the Polls?
By Daniel Atherton The 2015 General Election, British Referendum on the EU, and 2016 US Presidential Election all displayed conclusively that polls simply can’t be trusted. And yet, Prime Minister Theresa May is basing her newest attempt to gain a greater majority in the House of Commons, and as such a more secure route toContinue reading “Should Theresa May Trust the Polls?”