Joss Harrison
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18, Socialist, from Manchester; clumsy and shy.

The Baldwin/Buckley Debate Of 1965, And How Baldwin Won It

In this dramatic account, Joss Harrison looks back at one of the most powerful yet overlooked victories of the American civil rights movement Cambridge, 1965. James Baldwin, the renowned African American social critic, meets William Buckley, a leading conservative whose…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to Lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Who Will Democrats Choose to Face Trump in 2020?

It’s not a bold prediction to state that Donald Trump is probably not going to be re-elected in 2020. You know it, I know it, and ambitious figures inside the Democratic Party certainly know it. Given that Trump’s approval ratings…

Saudi Arabia is Starving Yemen into Submission

Last Monday, Saudi Arabia declared that it would force the closure of all air, land and sea ports in Yemen. This is the latest move in a long, brutal campaign against Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, who the Saudis regard as…

Benefit Reform Chaos Means Thousands Will Go Without This Christmas

By Joss Harrison & Oliver Wheeler This Christmas, as many as 40,000 children will likely receive no presents because of the government’s cruel new benefits system. That’s 40,000 children who will go back to school in January and hear all…

How Hillary stole the 2016 US election from Bernie

Last year, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign sent shockwaves through the American political world. When he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in April 2015, the polls showed him 70% behind Hillary Clinton. Few outside political circles had ever even…

The Iran Nuclear Deal is Under Threat

In April 2015, Iran agreed a landmark deal with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, Germany and the European Union to significantly limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of Western economic sanctions. Under…

Homage to Catalonia

In Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell’s famous account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, Orwell wrote that “there are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all”. Today, those words…