Robert Simpson
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I'm 25, I'm a graduate and I'm in a dead end job where I constantly dream of better things. One of those being journalism, obviously it's not the reality I dream of, it's the glory and prestige of Watergate and having the opportunity to scale the journalistic heights that Samantha Brick recently reached.

My aim is to write interesting pieces about politics on both sides of the Atlantic and anything else that takes my fancy. My degree may have been in Politics but if I'm being honest I didn't exactly pay much attention during my time at Uni so what I know and what I write comes from hours of reading newspaper's, magazines and a load online.

I have an opinion but hopefully I write with a healthy level of objectiveness and thought, if not let me know the error of my ways as there's nothing I love more than a respectful disagreement. Just whatever you do keep my fat head out of it.

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The Lazy Genius of Late Night Subversive Craig Ferguson

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Many years ago, about ten actually but this is late night we're talking about here, a feral Scot riddled with personnel demons and self-doubt sallied onto US Late Night television. This was a world of sharp suits, wise cracks and men sitting behind desks holding cards loaded with pre-determined questions.

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The Republican Party Needs Its Very Own Reformation

(3) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 4:48 PM

With CPAC's recent refusal to invite the most popular conservative politician in Christendom, one wonders if the Republicans really do care about winning another national election or if they have decided the role of rabble rousing outsiders is more their cup of tea.

Chris Christie, despite some obvious obstacles, has...

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One Night in Budapest

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 4:43 AM

The place where you can shoot a PKM Machine Gun in the afternoon and sing Aerosmith at a Karaoke Bar at 4am, oh and there's a bit of culture thrown in to.

With the Olympic road blocking behemoth bearing down on us like Boris Johnson's ego, the time may seem...

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The Diamond Jubilee - Even the North Koreans Were Cringing by the End

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 8:05 PM

Wow, what a fun packed weekend of festivities that was. We had some boats, in the loose sense of the word, a big Buckingham knees up organised by soon to be Lord our saviour Gary of Barlow and a little service at her local place of worship St Pauls.

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Why Mitt Romney's Flip-Flopping May Turn Out to Be a Political Asset

(25) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 1:03 PM

Throughout Mitt Romney's hard slog toward becoming the Republican nominee, one criticism pursued him wherever he went and was equally vociferous on both sides of the political spectrum. The issue, of course, was over Mitt Romney's propensity to mold his views to fit whatever audience or electorate he was facing,...

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Afghanistan: It is and Always Will be a Failed State

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 4:34 PM

As the 2014 withdrawal date for American and British combat troops creeps ever closer the rhetoric coming from leading politicians about the great strides that have been made by Afghan forces has increased significantly. In Britain the three major parties have formed a cosy consensus with a steady drip of...

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Team England: Explaining the Stark Differences in Achievement by the National Football and Cricket Teams

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2012 | 10:45 PM

The commonwealth cricket team, sorry I mean England, are straddling the top of the ICC test rankings and despite a tricky winter have the potential to stay there for some time to come. The England football team however are experiencing the lowest level of expectation from the public for many...

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Google vs. Hollywood: The Worst of Enemies, The Best of Friends (Potentially)

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 1:52 PM

The battle raging between the big Hollywood film studios and the giant of Silicon Valley is probably the most pointless and futile conflict being raged in media today. The issue of illegal downloading of film, music and TV is a real problem that does indeed cost millions each year but...

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The Failure of Cameron's Decontamination Project

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 7:24 PM

Ever since Cameron won the party leadership over David Davis in 2005, he has tried vigorously to press home the point that in the eyes of so many people across the United Kingdom The Tory Party was the symbol of Mass Unemployment, Disregard for the vulnerable and strained relationships with...

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Mitt Romney: How He Can Beat Obama in November

(14) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 12:27 PM

With an economy seemingly on the road to recovery and a bitter Republican primary battle still fresh in people's minds you would think Romney has little chance of achieving victory in November.

Indeed the latest polling coming out of key swing states shows the president with a commanding...

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