UK Coalition

Who Are the Swing Voters?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Politicians who want to protect and support that which is best about our country need to help people reconnect with our sense of fairness and our desire to live in a decent community that welcomes all human beings, in all their diversity.

The Liberal Democrat Index: Who's (Still) Voting Lib Dem?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

The Liberal Democrats are still forecast - by virtue of their ability to agree terms with either a Conservative or Labour led government - to have a better than 50% chance of being in Government after May. So who is still supporting the party and meaning it has a chance to, again, be a governing party?

Scottish Takeover

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

On 18 September, the people of Scotland voted against independence. The Scottish National Party (SNP), created in 1934 with independence as its central goal, had lost. Yet just five months later, they are now positioned as one of the big potential winners in May's UK General Election.

The Government's Failure to Tackle Youth Unemployment is Ridiculous

James Morris | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Morris

Ordinarily, an impending election would whip politicians into a mad frenzy of desperately trying to rectify such a disaster; then things might actually change. Another good reason for young people to vote.

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

David Cameron's Six Key Election Priorities Unveiled

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister has announced his six key themes in the run-up to May's general election. And they are... (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Da...

We've Carried Out Our Own Medical Report On The NHS...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Comedy

We've carried out our own medical report on the NHS. And it's not looking good... (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider, Stephen Gran...

Red Tape Continues Strangling the Economy

John Coldicutt | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Coldicutt

The £10 billion government has saved businesses over the past four years is a great start but if it doesn't do more to cut red tape for British SMEs, it's only a matter of time before we dip straight back into recession.

'Judge Me On My Record,' Says David Cameron. So We Did...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy

"I want to be judged," David Cameron told Andrew Marr on his Sunday show. "I'm very happy to be judged on the record that I have as Prime Minister ov...

Bad Work Is Worse Than No Work, So Why Should Unemployed People Take Any Job?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Nick Stephenson

If we want the kind of economy and country where all are empowered to make the most of their careers and lives, and where the needs of the many are prioritised over those of the few, we need to understand the real story behind the coalition 'recovery'.

The Apprentice 2015: Guess Who Next Year's Contestants Are?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We get an exclusive look at the contestants who'll be in Alan Sugar's firing line next year... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie,...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

The Core Is No Place for Any Political Party

Stuart Thomson | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

A core strategy approach is fundamentally a risk averse approach. For a politician, especially for the Labour and Conservative parties, that want a chance of ending up in government, a core strategy approach is the best chance of ending up there. The chances of a majority are though, slim. If they want to win on their own then they need to look beyond their core.

Autumn Statement: A Long-Term Economic Plan Should Have a Poverty-free UK at Its Heart

Julia Unwin | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Julia Unwin

The Autumn Statement was the Government's last chance to ensure the economic recovery does not bypass the worst off. This opportunity was missed.

David Cameron Has Made A Facebook 'Thanks' Video For Nick Clegg, And It's Truly Touching

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister has joined the craze for Facebook 'Say Thanks' videos, and paid tribute to Nick Clegg. Aww! (Facebook admin for David Cameron by...

Another Coalition Row About Snooping On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles, prompting another...

Mehdi Hasan

'Ed Miliband Is A Different Sort Of Politician'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics

A couple of years ago, on a wet weekday night in Wigan, the local Labour MP Lisa Nandy was traipsing through the streets urging residents to ...

In Defence of Ed Miliband

Robin Lustig | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Perhaps I'm the last person in the country - but I still like Ed Miliband. More than that, I think he could be a pretty good prime minister. Yes, I know there aren't many of us left, and I want to try to analyse why... According to YouGov, people who dislike Ed Miliband describe him as unconvincing, unelectable, out of his depth, weak and irritating. Those who like him (yes, it's a much smaller number) say he stands up for ordinary people, is intelligent, honest, genuine and decent.

If The Government Was Honest About How It Spent Your Taxes, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent. We have to say, it's pretty honest...

Why Do Politicians Bottle the Big Decisions?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

So why do politicians appear to bottle the difficult decisions? The easy answer is that they do not want to take a chance with paying the electoral consequences of such decisions. The balance between 'winners' and 'losers' would be such that any government taking the action would be punished at the next election, it is said.

C4's Dispatches on Universal Credit - An End to Victim-Blaming?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Dispatches didn't feel the need to offer 'context' by touring the areas where those appearing lived, showing graffiti and broken windows, shouting kids on BMX bikes and people drinking in the street and asking us to judge all residents as morally lacking. It focused on issues instead of personalities, and viewers came out actually understanding the problems as a result.

HS3 - No Step-Change at Westminster, Just a Myopic Matron Being Stingy With the Bandages

Karl Davis | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The railway is more than a political football. It's an agent of change. If HS2 were implemented with unblinkered vision, it could bring an economic revolution. The north is more than half a dozen cities designated by Barbara Castle as deserving of a transport executive in decades long passed...

Clegg 'Called A W*****' By Home Office Special Adviser

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP has called for an official investigation after a Home Office special adviser allegedly used derogatory language to describe Nick...

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! It's The Great NHS Privatisation Sale - And Everything Must Go!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

What are you waiting for, big business? It's the coalition government's great NHS privatisation sale - and everything must go! (Made for HuffPost U...

Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This was an all-too-rare case of Labour and the Liberal Democrats coming together to defeat the Conservatives... I think we may see more of these two parties working together before polling day in May next year.