Following claims that five Chinese officers stole data from American networks, the US Government has claimed its “no hack backs” policy has been grossly violated.
University of Sheffield’s Professor Tony Payne spent more than twenty years studying the Commonwealth, with particular focus on the Commonwealth Caribbean. Chris Olewicz caught up with him recently to discuss the Commonwealth and his hopes for the future.
Chris Olewicz interviews Dr. Christopher Jones, a Doctor at the Department of Psychology here at the University
Simon Renwick explores the idea that we’re naturally drawn to appearance when discussing politics.
In this article, Chris Olewicz addresses the role of the Arab Spring in Yemen with regard to the upcoming National Dialogue Conference.
Like all non-politicians who attend party conferences, Labour 2011 was, for me, mostly about trying to find the best free food from a fringe event possible, discovering where the largest amount of complimentary alcohol was available from, and getting the cheap thrill of rubbing shoulders with the UK’s top TV journalists and politicians in what is quite a small environment.
At Lib Dem conference the focus is on demonstrating what has been achieved in coalition, as the party is often stifled by being the smaller partner. This is generally done very effectively, and the party has a number of achievements it should be proud of.
Continuing the tradition of hosting conferences in Britain’s largest and best-loved seaside towns, this year’s UKIP Annual Conference took place from the 8th – 10th of September in the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne, with more than 800 delegates turning up for the weekend’s motivating and thought-provoking events.
Recently, Chancellor George Osborne announced an increase in his ‘Bank Levy’ on banks in the City in order to raise an extra £800 million, thus taking the total sum to be ascertained by the government to £2.5 billion. In reaction to this, the City released rather foul rumblings and bitter comments, with an apparent conference due swiftly between heads of the major banks in the City to discuss their official reaction to the levy raise – namely whether to press on with reaching an agreement on lending and bonuses with the government, by the name ‘Project Merlin’, or whether to abandon talks in an effort to ‘throw their toys out of the pram’ to display their anger at recent decisions. The question is therefore raised, on what grounds can the banks, who cost the economy and eventually the taxpayer so much, morally claim any high ground over the government and storm out of talks aimed at making the banks contribute more to the economy they so badly damaged?