What’s the Alternative Right and the Alternative Left?

In the news recently, there has been a lot of talking about the “Alt right” and the “Alt left” but what do these terms really mean? Do they really exist? Carry on reading to find out the answers to these questions and more!

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Do you’ve to vote to be politically active in a democracy?

A lot of young people reading this may not be old enough to vote but does this mean young people can’t discuss politics or become politically active in their society? No! There are various ways that young people can become politically involved in society other than voting. Carry on reading to find out how you can get involved in politics!

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[US] Trump condemns racism displayed at Charlottesville

Two days after the rally held in Virgina President Trump has condemned groups such as the KKK, neo-nazis and white supremacists. What was the Charlottesville Rally? Why are people criticising President Trump? Carry on reading for answers to these questions and more.

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[UK] Spain isn’t going to use Gibraltar as a pawn in Brexit negotiations

For those who don’t know what Gibraltar is, Gibraltar is a British over-sea territory. Many British politicians were concerned that Spain would attempt to block Article 50, otherwise known as the Brexit Bill if they didn’t gain sovereignty of Gibraltar. So, what has changed this situation?

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Is anyone in the Trump administration safe? [Big Disucssion]

Flynn. Comey. Yates. These are all people who have been fired by Trump because they’ve stopped him getting what he wants or they’ve put a risk on his presidency.  You can argue that Trump was justified in firing these people. You can argue that he had done it in self-interest. However, the real question is, is anyone in the Trump administration safe?

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How different voting systems work: First Past the Post

In this new series, we’ll be showing different voting systems and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each voting system, whenever they work in the countries they’re used in.

The voting system commonly known as “First Past the Post” is the voting system used in the UK’s General Elections and the US Election as well as being used in other countries.

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[US] Trump signs Russian Sanctions bill

Yesterday, morning, President Trump signed the Russian Sanction Bill for the “sake of national unity”.  Upon signing the bill, President Trump also called the bill by Congress “seriously flawed” and “clearly unconstitutional.” The bill has passed Senate by 98 votes to 2 and in the Houses of Representatives, the bill had passed 419 to 3. Due to the strong support for this bill in Congress, a veto by the President would’ve easily been overturned by Congress.

 

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The bill has overwhelming support in Congress. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/umar-zulqarnain/congress-strengthens-trad_b_9628094.html

 

What does the Russian Sanction bill do? What is Russia’s response?

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[UK] NHS to receive £1.3bn for mental health services

Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for health in the UK, announced two days ago that the mental health sector of the NHS is to receive an extra £1.3bn but there are arguments that an extra £1.3bn still isn’t enough.

Carry on reading to find out what the extra £1.3bn is to be spent on and why some experts don’t think it is enough money for the struggling NHS.

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[US] Scaramucci fired just after 10 days

You’d be forgiven for not even knowing who Anthony Scaramucci is. After all, he was only the White House communication director for ten days before being fired. So, who was Scaramucci? What did he do and

achieve in his ten days as White House communication director?  Who fired him and why?

Source: BBC Newsnight

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[US] Trump Bans Transgenders from US Military

 Foreword: Welcome to our first US post edition! Unfortunately, it has taken us a while to sort organisation of this site out. As a result we’ve been a bit slow with  US posting but I hope you enjoy this post and  all the posts still to come!

Definition of Transgender:  “denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.”  Definition of Transgender in the Oxford Dictionary.

I’m telling you the definition of Transgender to make this post utterly clear of what this is about, so there is no confusion at all, I’m not taking sides in this post because we promised in our first post to never do that. However, it’s crucial that this post is crystal clear because this is a debate that is incredibly important to some people’s lives. Especially, some young people’s lives.

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