UK Coalition

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Takes On The Israelis

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 22 July 2014... 1) MILIBAND TAKES ON THE ISRAELIS Ed Miliband hasn't had much to say about Israel's ...

More Unemployed Misery as Falling Wages and Self-Employment Woes Hit

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Today's official unemployment figures show a familiar pattern to those who watch them regularly.

Millions In Taxpayers' Money Being Paid To Underperforming Contractors

PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being paid out in bonuses to under-performing contractors responsible for delivering the Government'...

Enough of the Politics of Punch and Judy

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The current UK coalition government has worked remarkably well. Everyone I speak to who is not personally embedded in the political process seems to agree. Yet there are calls from parts of the grass roots of both governing parties to abandon the coalition. Why? And are they the right calls?

Miliband's Shadow Cabinet Critics Should 'Pull Their Weight', Says Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

Members of the shadow cabinet who complain off the record about Labour's leader and election campaign need to "pull their weight", Sadiq Khan has said...

Alternative für Großbritannien? What European Politicians Can Get Away With Thanks to Unaware Brits

Gregor Smith | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

What these Conservative alliances really show, then, is not the increasing likelihood of any UK parliamentary coalition with UKIP, but the unawareness - or even ignorance or apathy - of British voters towards European politics.

Future Labour Government WILL NOT Undo Hugely Unpopular Coalition Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A future Labour government will not undo the hugely unpopular cuts imposed by the current coalition, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury is exp...

A Food Chain of Victimhood: The Metropolitan Police, the Boy With Down's Syndrome and a Feckless Austerity

Karl Davis | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Austerity, and online petitions have much in common. Both are dominant online topics, and both have a polarising effect on opinion as to whether they can ever truly yield successful outcomes. Petitions seem to be becoming the reposte of choice for those affected by the worst effects of austerity, and today I read about a case that exemplifies this brilliantly.

Britain's Got a New Housing Bubble - and It's About to Explode

Nash Riggins | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Over the last twelve months, short-sighted plans like the government's coveted Help to Buy scheme have caused excessive price inflation - and if the Chancellor doesn't do something to restrain demand, that bubble is soon going to blow up in his face.

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

Britain Has 'Violated Right To Nutrition' As 1m Now Use Food Banks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The British government has been accused of violating the human right to food, and international law, as it was revealed nearly one million adults and ...

Coalition Should Be Ditched Now, Say Senior Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservative-Lib Dem coalition has "effectively expired" and should be ditched to allow the Tories to campaign for an outright majority, two senio...

LOOK: Royal Mail Unveils Commemorative Privatisation Stamps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy

As the Royal Mail announces the axing of 1,600 jobs, it also brings out a new set of commemorative stamps... (By David Beresford and David Schn...

The Budget 2014: Key Points

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Miss George Osborne's budget? Don't worry - here's a summary of the main points: (By David Schneider and David Beresford) ...

Universal Jobmatch Farce Shows Coalition Doesn't Understand the Real Cost of Cuts

Nick Stephenson | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The government is planning to end its Universal Jobmatch contract early with the scheme descending into farce. Signing up to the site is a condition of receiving Jobseeker's Allowance for most unemployed people, who have been forced to use it under threat of losing their benefits...

'The Tories Are Fanning The Flames Of Prejudice'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has stepped up his row with the Tories over immigration, accusing his coalition colleagues of tending to "fan the flames of prejudice" ove...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Who Are The Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys Now?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 4 March 2014... 1) WHO ARE THE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS NOW? Oh dear. On Saturday, T...

David Owen is Back - But Frankly We Don't Deserve Him

James Ruddick | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Ruddick

The destruction of David Owen's career was a personal tragedy for him - jeered at, spat upon, abused and threatened, he settled for a quieter life. But his story is our tragedy, too. In our politics, the way we run it, the way we like it, the righteous are mashed up and spat out.

Does the Government Really Care About Homelessness?

Nash Riggins | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Ever since the coalition came to power in 2010, they've carried out reform after reform under the sanctimonious presumption that we've got to 'trim the fat' off of Britain's social safety net... Less than a year into the implementation of these callous reforms, that same, self-inflicted shot in the foot has landed us on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does No One Agree With Nick?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 26 February 2014... 1) DOES NO ONE AGREE WITH NICK? There was a time, not so long ago, wh...

David Cameron's Only Hope in 2015 Is to Destroy Nick Clegg

Daniel Bentley | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Bentley

It is quite clear now that, 14 months before the election is held, the two leaders of the government are no longer pulling in the same direction and politicking is taking over. It isn't the policy that's driven them apart; it is, for each of them, their own personal survival... For all the surface calm, they are each now trying to destroy the other.

Lib/Lab Coalition? The Liberal Democrats Haven't Got a Clegg to Stand On

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

"I think they've changed". Such were the touching and heartfelt words of Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister when referring to the Labour party in a recent interview on BBC Radio 4. "...changed" Funny that, Nick...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron Cools On Coalition

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 February 2014... 1) CAMERON COOLS ON COALITION One of the most consistent criticisms of ...

Shocking Facts About Child Poverty You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith is speeding ahead with plans to redefine how child poverty is measured in Britain in response to a wave of criticism of his welfare ...

Give Us A Vote On Europe And Ukip Will Talk

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he would be ready to enter coalition with either Conservatives or Labour after the general election...