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Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

Post-Election Blues? Why We Are Right To Be Concerned About LGBT Equality In The Coming Months

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

In a strong democracy (and let's not forget that we live in a strong democracy), this continued focus on equality will pay off provided that, as a community backed by its supporters, we make sure that issues around LGBT rights, womens reproductive rights, and issues that we would otherwise take for granted in the rest of the UK are not lost in the storm of an approaching Brexit.

John McDonnell Says Theresa May Has Weekend To Form A Government As Jeremy Corbyn Stands 'Ready To Serve'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

SEE ALSO: Theresa May To Meet The Queen As She Defies Calls For Her Resignation John McDonnell has imposed a deadline on Theresa May to for...

McDonnell Urged Workers To Defy Strike Laws, Backed 'Insurrection'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s key ally John McDonnell urged workers to defy strike laws, backed occupation of City buildings and supported “insurrection” that...

Theresa May: Forget the Heels, It's the Hat Trick That Should Worry You...

Karl Davis | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

She is every bit as canny, strong, and cunning as her predeccessor, and the other beige politicos who have gone before her into and out of Downing Street, probably more so in fact. She is every bit as embroiled in the Westminster game as the men, and we cannot forget that as she takes charge of the country.

Lib Dems: A Party Without A Message?

Louise Wilson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

I hope the tide starts to turn for the Lib Dems. Indeed, they campaign on many issues that many other parties hold dear: a more proportional electoral system, reformation of the House of Lords, devolving power to local communities. And whilst I don't agree with much of their policy, they could help to form one of the strongest cross-party oppositions to the Scottish Government at a time when this is desperately needed.

Introducing '100 Days of Dave'

Paul Waugh | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

As we approach the landmark of the first 100 days of his government, we at HuffPost UK have asked Britons to assess the state of the nation under the Conservatives. '100 Days of Dave' is a special blogs project looking at what's worked, what hasn't, and what more we can expect over the next five years of this Parliament. From grassroots campaigners to Government ministers, from critics to supporters, we aim to show a breadth of opinion as we take the national temperature on a range of policies including child poverty, mental health, the environment, housing and LGBT rights.

A Sense of Direction: When Permanent Secretaries Object to Ministerial Decisions

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

Over the last few weeks, the government has published details of four 'ministerial directions' given by Secretaries of State to their permanent secretaries.

The Tories Just Declared War: Are the Left Ready For It?

Bradley Allsop | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

This Parliament must be the Left's Bildungsroman, its coming of age, its transformation once more into a powerful and compelling political force: the human and environmental devastation that awaits should we fail is simply too high a price to pay.

An Open Letter to Tim Farron

Hisham Nehar | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Hisham Nehar

With you as the front runner and likely successor to Clegg as Liberal Democrat Leader, I feel I ought to express some thoughts and make some points to consider moving forward after the party's decimation at the election.

Where the Left Went Wrong

Sarah Dougherty | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Dougherty

I am a member of the Liberal Democrats, but I write this piece as a member of the left more generally. And it's really quite a simple one. Looking at the results of last week's election, we fundamentally failed and were catastrophically wrong. Parties on the left have stopped responding to the electorate, and started talking at them instead.

Ten Defining Words of the 2015 General Election

Debbie Griffiths | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Politics
Debbie Griffiths

So, there we have it. A Conservative government with an absolute majority. Who'd have thought it? Very few, it seems. While there'll be much back slapping in Tory ranks, a big SNP knees up north of the border and genuine grins on Green faces, there'll be a lot of navel gazing in other parties...

Mass Workfare, Mass Sanctioning, Food Banks and Pay Day Loans: Welcome to the Recovery

Christian Garland | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The apparent 'economic recovery' of the UK of May 2015, can be seen in the extremely dubious terms set by the formerly incumbent Conservative-led coalition government, and none more so than in the widespread use of food banks and payday loans by the unemployed, and 'working poor' alike.

The Past Five Years Under The Tories, In Less Than Three Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Comedy

In which we look back at the Conservatives' 'triumphs' over past five years... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Handface and David Schneider)...

Why Are We All So Confused By the Election?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

With campaigning coming to an end, it appears that we are about to enter a period of total confusion. Whilst the parties are all claiming legitimacy in advance of the election result, the only outcome that will deliver certainty is a majority but looks extremely unlikely. The confusion on the part of the electorate is reflected in confusion amongst our politicians.

We Can't Wait For The Finale Of Mad Men...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Comedy

For all non-fans of the show... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Beresford and David Schneider)...

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Don't Forget, Millions of Potential Voters Still Don't Know

Mark Flanagan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

I think we can now officially call this the 'stalemate election'. Even the introduction of Boris has failed to break the shackles. The two main parties have been wheeling out all their 'big guns' in the last couple of weeks to no effect. And who do they have left? Does anyone at Tory HQ even have the mobile number for John Selwyn Gummer?

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Tories Proposed £12 Billion Welfare Cuts Are Block To Lib Dem Coalition

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats will not prop up another Tory government should David Cameron insist on pushing through £12 billion in welfare cuts, Nick Clegg...

Youth Unemployment and the Legacy of Austerity Britain

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

As Labour MEP for one of the worst affected regions in the UK, I have made tackling youth unemployment a top priority and will do everything I can to ensure these issues are heard in the European Parliament.

Campaign Diary: Time for the Lib Dems to Recharge Their Batteries?

John Pienaar | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Pienaar

I watched the TV leaders debate on Thursday from the "spin room" at Media City in Salford. It's well named. The messages and slogans, briefing counter-briefing came at me from all directions. It was like being locked in a washing machine.

1,000 Jobs Created Every Day - But What Kind of Jobs?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

1.8 million more people are in work since 2010, and that works out at roughly 1,000 per day. It is when you dig a bit deeper that things start to unravel. Only from the middle of 2013 were more employee jobs created than lost. Of the 1.1 million rise in the number in work between 2008 and 2014, 732,000 were actually in self-employment.

New Coalition Beer Leaves A Predictably Bitter Taste In Taxpayers' Mouths

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

This morning's cabinet meeting came with an unexpected present for every member - a free bottle of ale. Eric Pickles shared a picture on Twitter sh...

Number Of Unemployed Black And Ethnic Minority Youths Increased By 50% During Coaltion

PA | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The number of black and ethnic minority youngsters out of work for longer than a year has increased by almost 50% since the coalition came to power, a...