First Brexit, Now Trump

First Brexit, Now Trump

Branwen Phillips is a first year undergraduate at Lincoln College, and a member of Committee

First Brexit, now Trump. Common words said and posted prolifically in the last few days and months of 2016. Something I also said in frustration of the many bathetic moments this year as an outspoken Remainer and opponent of Trump. But are Brexit and Trump's electoral victory really comparable? 

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A new empathetic politics to save the political nation

A new empathetic politics to save the political nation

Leo McGrath is an undergraduate reading History and Politics at Lady Margaret Hall.

Britain in 2016 is wracked by division, uncertainty and mistrust. Momentous events, identity politics and reliance on social media are opening up new fault lines and have revealed ugly and dangerous fissures. What we have seen over the past weeks and months has transcended the boundaries of ordinary political discourse and revealed the dark underside of our public politics.

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