UK Conservatives

Dave, You're SO Tory Supermarket! (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Remember that time we put David Cameron's head on a Money Supermarket advert? Well, we've done it again... And this time we see Dave as a portly bu...

'Welfare Dependency' Is a Symptom, Not a Moral Failing

Nick Stephenson | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Social security has been capped and cut over and over again in the last five years, and the pattern has already been continued in the new parliament when George Osborne set out his plans for more pain in his emergency July budget.

Jeremy Corbyn's Policies: A Coherent Counter-Narrative to Free-Market Capitalism

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

This is a vision worth striving for, matched with policies designed to deliver it. Who would Aneurin Bevan have supported as Leader of today's Labour Party? Answer: Jeremy Corbyn, no doubt.

36 Photos Of David Cameron Pretending He's One Of Us

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron has been caught pretending to be a normal person again. This time, a teenager managed to secretly snap a selfie with him on an easyJ...

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.

A New Wales

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

2016 offers a significant opportunity for Wales; a chance to free our communities from Labour's rusty old shackles, clear potential for a fresh approach to public services and - ultimately - the real possibility of a successful new Wales.

100 Days Of Dave: What David Cameron's Conservative Government Has Done Since The Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Comedy

This weekend marks a milestone in David Cameron's first all Conservative government, when the Tory majority officially turns 100 days old. But what...

Kelly Tolhurst: Ukip's Mark Reckless Is History And Means Nothing Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Politics

The 2015 General Election saw 176 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, The Huffington Post...

The First 100 Days of This Conservative Government Have Been Strategically Quiet

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

Don't be fooled, the Conservatives have intentionally fallen out of the media spotlight and public eye, and in my opinion that was the best path to take when over 60% of the electorate didn't vote for a Conservative government.

Countdown to Paris: Lessons from Obama

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's not often that one of the world's biggest polluters fills me with hope that we can tackle climate change. But yesterday President Obama showed leaders around the globe what climate action looks like, and his timing couldn't be better.

The Great Investment Debate

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

The Conservatives should not be complacent, assuming Corbyn will return the UK to the politics of the 1980s. In the great investment debate he has an opportunity to put forward a coherent and distinct growth agenda. The Conservative party should pre-empt this by doing more to end decades of under-investment.

Jez We Can!

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

One's place at the table becomes contingent on this label regardless of its truth, and nuanced debate and argument to moderation both suffer when your credibility hinges on whether you are viewed as such a representative, as opposed to either the veracity of this claim, or indeed the merit of your arguments, which should be the sole criterion in an equal and meritocratic society.

Want to Know Why Doctors Are Going to War With Jeremy Hunt?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

While Cameron may pacify us that there will be no switch to an insurance-based model (although he wants to "turn the NHS into a fantastic business"), ...

Post-Politics: A Failed Mystification of Sound Bite and Cliche, Its Time Is at an End

Christian Garland | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The fact that Corbyn is so far ahead and looks set to actually win, is very in keeping with what happened in Scotland in May, along with the Greens own 1 million+ votes: the fact that politics must be about contestation and ideas not 'delivery' of a copy of a copy of sound bite and cliché: the time of 'post politics' is at an end.

Back to the Future - How to Dismantle the NHS

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

What do the next five years hold for the NHS? The pre-election jamboree is quickly evaporating. The promise of billions more in funding now feels like a distant sound-bite. The Daily Telegraph recently set the tone with a front page headline in which Jeremy Hunt declared that the NHS now has enough money and will have to make do. However, all the talk on funding in the election debates completely missed the point.

I Dislike Jeremy Hunt Because...

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Ellis-Gage

Jeremy talks a lot about seven day working in his speech. He seems to think that this is a new concept that nobody has thought about. He must be strolling around feeling rather proud of himself. Well I have news for you Mr Hunt... we already work weekends.

Death of National Insurance Could Mean the Death of Universal State Benefits

Nick Stephenson | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Those who still have a sentimental attachment to children shouldn't worry: Duncan Smith is in the process of redefining child poverty so you won't have to hear about the suffering his policies create as their experiences grow more miserable but they fit within a happier category. If NI and income tax are joined, expect to see the welfare state look radically different within a very short time.

The Hunting Pact 2015: We're All in This Together

Richard Law | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Law

Since receiving the mandate to turn the UK blue, the Conservatives have wasted little time in outlining some major potential policy overhauls, the germs of which one must imagine have sat since 2010 in a pipeline clogged by coalition government.

Owen Bennett

'I Am Not The MP For Hong Kong' Tory MP Alan Mak Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics

Alan Mak The 2015 General Election saw 176 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, The Huffing...

SNP and the Lib Dems Are Now the Real Oppposition

Stephen Donnan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

The Opposition that doesn't Oppose is not something to aspire to. If Labour hadn't permanently destroyed any chance of recapturing those left wing votes they have lost to the SNP in Scotland or to the Greens and Plaid Cymru in England and Wales before the election then they have assured that outcome tonight.

Members' Exits - And Entrances: Select Committee Membership, 2010-2015

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

In this blog we look at the 20 select committees whose job is to scrutinise specific government departments. We have excluded 'cross-cutting' and internal committees committees from our analysis because many of these - including the Environmental Audit Committee and all those with non-elected chairs and members - have yet to be established.

Tory MP On £90k Apologises For 'Watching The Pennies' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory minister who earns almost £90,000 has apologised for saying he would have to “watch the pennies” if MPs did not get a £7,000 pay rise. ...

The "Preventing-Prevent" Lobby is Gaining Momentum

Dilly Hussain | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

As Britain's Muslim community became more frustrated due to the draconian nature of Prevent, and its insistence in tarnishing mainstream Muslim organisations, speakers and activists as "extreme" for espousing normative Islamic beliefs, it was inevitable that a collective movement would emerge against it.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

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

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 16.07.2015 | 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.