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How to Solve a Problem Like Maria

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Less than a quarter of Britons trust MPs. This worrying fact was published in an IPSOS/Mori poll in December 2013. If you polled the same people today, that figure would be below a fifth, thanks to the renewed scandal Maria Miller has brought to the Commons.

Where Are All the Tory Tweeters?

Lee Langford | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lee Langford

One final statistic that helps to explain Shapps' #epic fail is that his use of the pronoun "they" to reference 'hardworking people' would help to alienate daily Twitter users in particular since 51% are in full-time work or self-employed compared with the average of 44%.

How to Succeed in Politics in Seven Easy Lessons

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If you follow these rules and still don't get any MPs at the next general election, worry not. You will have, at the very least, gained notoriety and fame, you will be more powerful than you were and you will have made rich, helpful contacts that would otherwise not have been available to you, and if that doesn't spell political success, I don't know what does.

A Few Political Thoughts

Dr Andrew Crines | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Crines

This is not the nicest of days, so in that context I thought I'd present a few random political thoughts! Very briefly, at Westminster it was one where the Conservative Party publically re-embraced Thatcherism, where One Nation Labour struggled to emerge further yet held on for life, and the United Kingdom Independence Party continued its long march to significance...

Women MPs 'Face Sexist Gestures' In The Commons

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs have been accused of making sexist gestures to female opponents while they are speaking in the House of Commons. Labour MP Sarah Champion ...

Australia's Refugee Shame

Nikki McWatters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nikki McWatters

There will always be poor and oppressed people, struggling, seeking safe havens. To stop people from seeking legitimate asylum from persecution is to engage in it and perpetrate it. If you had to stand by and watch Jewish children loaded onto wagons for the concentration camps, what would you do? What could you do? I have no muscle and a small voice. But I'm raising it in anger and frustration.

Poll Shows Labour Lead Shrinking

The Huffington Post/UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Another poll has indicated Labour's poll lead is narrowing as the economy shows signs of revival. Research by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday ...

Creative Conferences?

Nick Jefferson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Nick Jefferson

It's the season of party conferences here the UK. In the wake of Lehman, and almost by default, politicians of all colours like to call for a rebalancing of the UK economy towards manufacturing. Making things seems, prima facie, a common sense way to help revive the nation. But what if how we think of our history is wrong?

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

Goodbye Racist Van

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

Campaigners have bid "good riddance" to the Home Office's controversial illegal immigration van after it left the streets of London after just one wee...

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

Scottish Conservative Leader Refused Alcohol At Bruce Springsteen Concert

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Politics

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, was refused alcohol at a concert she attended with another Tory MP after the barman thought s...

Support For Tories Doubles Amongst Young People

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative party have seen a surge in support from young people under the leadership of David Cameron, in part due to their unrelenting pursuit ...

Ed Miliband 'Lacks Credible Economic Message', Says Party Donor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics

A top Labour donor has criticised Ed Miliband for lacking a "credible" economic message. The attack came on the same day a YouGov poll showed Milib...

Anti-Gay Marriage Campaigners 'Like Christians Who Used The Bible To Support Slavery'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

A senior bishop has likened opponents of gay marriage to Christians who used the Bible to support slavery. The Anglican Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt...

Nadine Dorries Accused Of Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics

Nadine Dorries has been accused of comparing same-sex marriage to incest and criticised by a gay rights charity after tweeting "if the gay marriage bi...

End of Which Era?

Indra Adnan | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Thatcher's funeral v Olympic Opening Ceremony - which is the real Britain?

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

RIP Margaret, My Hero - You Changed This Country and the Lives of Millions for the Better, Mine Included

Janice Atkinson | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

We have lost a great prime minister, a great leader, a great Conservative, a great Briton.

878,300 Aren't Cheating the System

Stef Benstead | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

The government's line - repeated several times - is that these claims were fraudulent or cheats. Without directly saying so, Grayling implied in 2011 that because "the vast majority of new claimants for sickness benefits are in fact able to return to work", it is right to assume that many current Incapacity Benefit claimants are able to work - interpretation, many are cheats, frauds or otherwise manipulating the system.

Lord Heseltine 'Britons Are Too Rich To Care About Improving Economy'

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Britain lacks a "national will" to improve its economy because people are too rich, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has suggested. The ...

The Baby-Gloomers - the battle to win over angry 55-64 year olds

Matt Carter | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carter

With the budget looming, all the political teams are furiously searching for eye-catching policies that appeal to the key audiences they need to pleas...

Is This the Turning Point for David Cameron?

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

On Thursday David Cameron achieved what Blair did with Iraq and Thatcher with the miner's strike: take the difficult, unpopular, but Prime Ministerial route. And if justice is done, he too will be rewarded.

New Missiles for Old?

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Nuclear weapons may be filthy, but they are a comparatively clean way of deterring people from using biological and chemical weapons which are worse.

Plans To Consider Leaving EU To Be Debated

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics

The UK could leave the European Union under plans due to be considered by the Commons on Friday. Legislation which would repeal 1972's European Com...