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Andrea Mann is a comedy writer and former Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK. You can find out more about her at www.andreamann.com and follow her on Twitter at @AndreaMann.

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Pleas Go Out As More Young People Run Off To Join Ukip

(51) Comments | Posted 24 February 2015 | (19:43)

Parents and liberals have expressed shock and dismay as yet more young British people are reported to have joined Ukip.

Students as young as 16 are believed to have agreed to fight for the party at the next general election.

"These young people are naive," one expert told HuffPost UK...

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British Have A Problem With People Who Have 'Ukip Features'

(10) Comments | Posted 23 February 2015 | (16:18)

Most people in Britain have admitted that they have a problem with people who have 'Ukip features'.

"There's absolutely no way I'm prejudiced, but the only people I do have problems with are Ukippers. And I don’t know why," one told HuffPost UK Comedy.

"I don’t know...

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Fat Cats Told: Change Your Lifestyle Or Lose Your Benefits

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2015 | (12:05)

Fat cats face losing their benefits if they don't curb their excessive lifestyles.

Bankers, CEOs and more could lose benefits such as huge bonus payments and access to tax avoidance schemes under proposals put forward by the British public.

The 1,000 richest Britons own the equivalent...

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People Who Choose Not To Have Children Are Selfish, Says Man Who Chose Not To Have Children

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2015 | (11:28)

A man who has chosen to remain childless has hit out at people who choose to remain childless.

“Not to have children is a selfish choice,” he said. "Unless you've chosen not to have children because you're a celibate man who's devoted his life to God. That's completely...

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee To Publish Second Novel, Twitter Goes Into (Comedy) Overdrive

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (16:24)

Iconic American novelist Harper Lee is to publish her second book, 'Go Set a Watchman', in July.

Coming, as it does, more than 50 years after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' - and as a sequel to that Pulitzer prize-winning novel - it's fair to say...

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Children Pose A Danger To Smartphones, New Research Reveals

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (14:59)

Parents are being warned not to let their young children use tablets and smartphones for long periods of time, after a new study highlighted the dangers.

The risks posed by toddlers and young children to iPads, tablets and similar equipment include cracked screens, dirty fingerprints and - in extreme cases...

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Teachers Launch War On Mediocre Government

(8) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (11:40)

UK teachers have vowed an "all-out war on mediocrity" in government.

Under new powers, which will be unveiled in May, up to 303 'coasting' MPs could be forced onto the shadow benches.

Any Conservative MP judged by teachers as ‘inadequate’ or 'requires improvement' could find their seat being...

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Katy Perry Concert Interrupted By Football Game

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (10:33)

Fans are up in arms after pop star Katy Perry's latest show was interrupted by a game of football.

Over 70,000 fans had filled the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, to watch their favourite pop star on Sunday night.

Highlights of the concert included a giant...

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18 Dos And Don'ts For Dealing With #Snowmaggedon2015

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (12:04)

As Bill Murray so memorably said in 'Groundhog Day'...

Indeed. So how should you deal with these couple of flakes, Northeast America? Here are some top tips...

SEE ALSO: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To #Snowmaggedon2015


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Winter Storm Juno: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To #Snowmaggedon2015

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (09:43)

In case you haven't noticed (and being British, you might not have done), a massive snowstorm going by the name of Juno is sweeping across Northeast America.

And while the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts have all declared states of emergency - and snow...

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'I'm Not Privileged' Says Straight, White, Privately Educated Man

(28) Comments | Posted 20 January 2015 | (16:17)

A heterosexual white man who went to public school has hit back at claims that he is privileged.

''Every step of the way, my background has been against me succeeding in the music business," said the man. "Except for the parts where it really helped that I was...

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Letter Urges Whitehall To Tackle Radicalisation Of Young People By Extremists

(1) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (16:53)

A letter warning about the radicalisation of young people by extremists in Britain has caused shockwaves in Westminster.

"We must show our young people that extremists like Ukip and Nigel Farage have nothing to offer them," says the letter, which told more than 650 politicians that they "had...

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Joke Politician To Stand In South Thanet

(5) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (11:26)

A comedian posing as a politician has announced that he will be seeking election in South Thanet in May.

The comic Nigel Farage will be contesting the seat as his character 'The Ukip Leader'.

Farage is famous for defending what he calls 'British values' and for his love...

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19 Funny Cat And Dog Videos Guaranteed To Brighten Blue Monday

(1) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (10:10)

It's Blue Monday - the day before Ruby Tuesday and the day after Sunday Bloody Sunday.

And there's surely no better antidote to The Most Depressing Day Of The Year (Possibly) than some YouTube animal shenanigans.

So here you go: 19 classic clips of feline and canine silliness, guaranteed to...

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Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter? Use Our Handy Flowchart To Find Out

(16) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (21:36)

David Cameron is vowing to revive the 'snoopers' charter' if he's re-elected in May. But should you be worried about this measure, which will make it easier for intelligence services to record our emails, web history, text messages and more? Use our flowchart to find out...

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QUIZ: Who Said It - Ukip Member Or Fox News Pundit?

(26) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (16:41)

Think you know your right-wing talking heads from your right-wing politicians? Take our quiz that straddles the Pond and asks: who said it - a member of Ukip or a Fox News pundit? Answers are at the bottom...

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14 Myths About Britain That We'd Like To Dispel For Americans (And Others)

(16) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (11:00)

Don't listen to Fox News, America: Birmingham isn't "totally Muslim". And while we're on the subject, here are 14 other things about Britain that you should also know...

SEE ALSO: 19 Other Times Fox News Got It Spectacularly Wrong

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Creme Eggs 'Not Laid By Actual Chickens', Confirms Cadbury

(2) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (10:13)

Britons are up in arms after learning that their favourite chocolate treat, Cadbury's Creme Eggs, are not, in fact, laid by chickens.

"My whole world has been shattered," one told HuffPost UK Comedy. "How could they do this?"

"I was really upset about the recent terrorist attacks in France, but...

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Government Responds To Attack On Our Freedoms With New Plans To Curtail Our Freedoms

(36) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (16:41)

David Cameron today vowed to give security services more powers to curtail Britons' freedom in response to the latest terrorist attack on our freedom.

"These terrorist attacks are an attack on our way of life - which is why the only way to respond to them is to change our...

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Fox News Fails: 19 Times The Channel Got It Offensively, Hilariously Or Spectacularly Wrong (Or Sometimes All Three)

(11) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (14:59)

Ah, Fox News. You do make it easy for us to laugh at you, you know.

Yes, the channel's latest gaffe - in which commentator Steve Emerson described our very own Birmingham as 'totally Muslim' - is simply the latest in a long, long line of daft,...

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