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The Conservatives, Christianity and 'Doing God' at Easter

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Maybe the Conservatives have realised that the riches offered through Jesus' love and compassion are the only viable option left open to them in seeking to fill the gap left as a result of their benefit cuts. Maybe Britain under the Conservatives will become a Christian country again...maybe I was wrong !

Tory Councillor Refuses To Resign Over 'Repulsive' Rape Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

A former mayor and current Tory councillor has refused to resign, despite causing outrage with her "repulsive" comments about rape. Cheltenham B...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

The Conservatives Should Change Their Tune on Onshore Wind Farms

Maria McCaffery | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Maria McCaffery

An irony of the Tories tying themselves in knots here is that this doesn't chime with what the voters say. Poll after poll shows a clear majority in favour of onshore wind. And the same result happens if you ask people if they would be happy to have turbines built near to them.

The Shambles That Was The 'Minister For Women And Equalities' Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Opinion is divided about the suitability for Sajid Javid, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, to take on the Department of Culture, Media and...

It's One Year Since Margaret Thatcher Died

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tuesday marks a year to the day since the death of one of the most controversial and divisive figures in British politics - Margaret Thatcher. The ...

Coalition Should Be Ditched Now, Say Senior Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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...

Ed Miliband Is Right: Britain Can Do Better Than This

Joe Storey | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Ed Miliband is right, "Britain can do better than this". Britain can do better than political populism and price fixing which should have been left in the 1970s.

Cut Taxes For The Rich (Again) Tories Tell Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to cut the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p after official figures showed that the rich p...

How Ebola, a Virus Not Worth Curing, Turned Into an Epidemic - Smaller States, Public Health and Pharmaceuticals

George Iordanou | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

There is an outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. Ebola is found in isolated communities and it is so lethal that it kills 90% of those infected by it....

Asa Bennett

Be Proud Of Cutting Taxes For The Rich, Top Tory Urges

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and Tory ministers are making "unnecessarily heavy weather" of justifying why they cut the top rate of income tax from 50p, a senior Co...

Len McCluskey Is Right to Threaten Miliband With Disaffiliation From Labour

Salman Shaheen | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Time after time, the once and never "Red Ed" goes out of his way to prove just how right-wing he is. He's signed up to Conservative spending plans, he's backed the welfare cap, he's supported workfare and he's backed the mantra of austerity. It's little wonder the unions are getting anxious about Labour's rightward drift.

Tories Back Full Employment - But Have No Idea How to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

This devotion to support for the rich rather than the poor, and the decision to prioritise their interests at the expense of those lower down, is unlikely to bring the jobs he desires the in-work prosperity so needed by the majority.

Tory MP In Sex And Drugs Controversy Considers Reply

PA | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP who resigned as a ministerial aide after claims made by a Brazilian male escort was said to be considering his answer to the allegations on ...

There's Some Grim Poll News For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

A new opinion will make grim reading for Ed Miliband, showing Labour's lead over the Conservatives has been cut to just a single point. The Opinium...

Labour Has Betrayed Its Supporters by Voting for the Welfare Cap

Salman Shaheen | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

The real betrayal of Britain's poorest and most vulnerable people was Labour's support for this toxic policy. With 13 honourable exceptions who all deserve praise for actually doing what they were elected to do, Labour MPs acquiescently lined up behind the welfare cap. If an antelope feeds its calf to a lion, that's pretty shocking.

Osborne's Political Budget a Pitch for a Post-2015 Promotion

Jack Butler | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

I realised, looking at those appalling bingo balls, that this was a budget solely designed for the people who still populate Tory membership associations, manning their fundraising tombolas and passing around the tea and biscuits at meetings...

Tory Peers Said Some Pretty Insulting Things About Food Banks Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Tebbit has called on the government to investigate if people using food banks are in fact spending their money on junk food. Speaking in the H...

Play Grant Shapps Bingo!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Fun for all the family, in light of the Tory Party Chairman's latest escapade. Eyes down for a full house (without a spare bedroom that can be taxed)!...

#LetThemEatBingo Tweet From Shapps Is Just The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Bingo-gate could be the next pasty-gate. After a surprisingly uneventful Budget, George Osborne must have thought he could rest easy tonight. H...

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

Nick Stephenson | Posted 19.03.2014 | 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...

For the Conservatives, Worker Is Not a Collective Noun

Alastair Roderick | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

The post-Thatcher Conservative party has morphed into a strange Hayekian-Faragist hybrid, where the logic of fear of others is bound up with a refusal to countenance economic alternatives to modern crisis-producing, financialised capitalism.

Cameron's Digital UK Needs A Dose Of Chutzpah

Grant Feller | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

As a mischievous teenager I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the popular Yiddish phrase - insolence. She'd be amused to think that it's now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

'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...

It Won't Be Politics as Usual If the Scots Go Their Own Way

Carl Thomson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

Despite the effected disinterest of some of their English MPs, the breakup of the union could shatter the Conservatives. After all, what would be the purpose of a right-wing party that can no longer uphold the most basic and fundamental tenant of conservatism - the preservation and continuation of the nation.