2016 was not a disaster in terms of polling predictions if we take a closer look Originally Published at Shout Out UK on Friday 25th September. On Monday, Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance alarmed the country with warnings of rising Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, Keir Starmer stressed (again) that he wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn and that Labour ‘love this country as you do’. That evening, the Prime … Continue reading Can Americans trust the polls this time?
Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died aged 87 on Friday. ‘Ginsburg bore witness to, argued for, and helped to constitutionalize the most hard-fought revolution in modern American history: the emancipation of women’. Ginsburg’s Achievements: In Reed v Reed 1971, won the argument that an Idaho statue ‘that gave preference to men in executing estates’ violated the 14th Amendment. Became the first woman to hold … Continue reading 18th September – 25th September
Periodic restrictions are likely. But what is the UK’s way out? Continue reading Periodic Restrictions are likely, but what is the UK’s way out?
Overlaying a broadcast interview with CNN, was a headline that epitomises the problem Joe Biden faces in winning back Midwestern America. It read, ‘Biden now says he was against NAFTA, after voting for it’. This came in a week when Biden revealed, in Michigan, his new tax plan, which promised a 10% tax break for companies that reinvested in the Midwest. Printed across the podium … Continue reading From Trade to Race. The Swing States of Midwest America.
The California Problem: ‘California has become a warming, epidemic-challenged and expensive state, with for the first time in a decade, more people’ leaving the state ‘than arrived’. Trump says it’s an example of Democrat-caused urban unrest, irresponsible immigration policy and poor forest management. This week those forests burned. 60% of them managed by the federal government. As climate has shifted to one of extremes, fires … Continue reading 11th September – 17th September
The ‘rule of six’ reveals two changes: one concerning the Prime Minister, the other about the public, and its attitude towards the virus. Continue reading The rule of six that reveals a changing Public and a changing Prime Minister.
This was a week when the mood in Trump’s campaign was improving, before the sudden release of revelations on his handling of Covid-19. ITV showed how in Louisville, Kentucky, problems of law and order dominate the streets:. ‘America’s militias are feeling empowered and emboldened. Over the weekend, different groups collided in a chaotic display of non-state armed power. Strikingly, the police, the National Guard and civic leaders … Continue reading 4th September – 10th September
This was a week when law and order was the primary focus of the campaign after events in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. What happened in Kenosha? Sunday: Kenosha Police respond to a call of ‘domestic incident’, where Blake was found allegedly trying to break it up. Blake was then shot seven times in the back as he leaned into a vehicle, where his three children … Continue reading 28th August – 2nd September
The inside story of how the British Government and SAGE fought Covid-19, as it spread around the world. Continue reading The Inside Story: How three months transformed the modern world and left the UK in lockdown.
If focus shifts away from racial discrimination and to law and order, Biden is vulnerable. Continue reading The week that revealed Joe Biden’s vulnerability