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Clara Hill

Political Commentator

Politics, Television and Style

I love a good rant about politics, however not exclusively. Favourite other topics include comedy, fashion and general pop culture ramblings.

I'm inspired by what annoys me. I love nothing more than a whinge about some dumb dumb said about something.

My style has developed since coming to goldsmiths. I've become more empathetic to other people's point of view.

My Works:

Submitted by Clara Hill on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 08:55

That’s it, the world is officially ending. The people of America have just elected a fascist to be the leader of the free world. Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. However, unless you’ve been living under a rock since the 8th of November, you probably already know that. It’s pretty earth shattering inescapable news. 

 

Since his election, there have been calls to empathise with his voters. Apparently, they are confused and left behind by the previous generation of politicians. Erm, how about nah? I mean, I understand hatred doesn’t solve hatred, but I do blame the voters, who clearly were aware of how sexist, racist and foolish Donald Trump was. Unlike our current elected officials, he’s a little less demure his in problematic behaviour. 

 

However, I don’t believe generalising all Americans as evil Trump voters is justified. As you may know, Hillary won the popular vote. More Americans voted for her than Trump. But, because of the well established electoral college system, a system I understand why is in place and can’t really be toppled; states rights and all that. Personally, as a independence backing Scot, I really can empathise with

Submitted by Clara Hill on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 22:55

 

Article 50 hasn’t even been triggered, but the aftermath of the Brexit referendum has been everywhere in politics. From a shift in Prime Minister to reports of increased racist abuse, its all kicking off. The latest Brexit related stress has the headlines. Turns out, Theresa May’s map to leaving the EU is a bit totalitarian, according to The High Court. They ruled a case presented by Gina Miller, a business woman and philanthropist, who argued that there needed a parliamentary vote on the plan. 

It makes sense to me, a lowly third year Politics student, to present it to Parliament to be debated and voted on. My limited knowledge about our tangled constitution tells me The Houses of Parliament are sovereign, not referendums. This seemed to be news to a lot of people. However, due to anecdotal evidence of mine, this is not surprising. Political education is an abysmal, in this country. 

Don't get me wrong, I understand completely why that would be confusing. I only know that all sovereignty in this country stems from Parliament because of my A-Level and degree studies of Politics. This isn’t a rant about the stupidity of the people. but those who really