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Overcoming The UK Childcare Crisis

Ben Black | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Black

Childcare in the UK is a shambles. Today's call from the charity Working Families and the Childcare Voucher Association to keep open childcare vouchers - even as the new tax-free childcare scheme comes into effect - doesn't help. Unusually though there is a simple fix that a brave government not obsessed with Brexit, could grab with both hands...

Going Against The Grain With Manchester's Newest Law Centre

Frankie Leach | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Frankie Leach

After the hard work of countless activists across Greater Manchester, on the 11th of February, the doors will open to Greater Manchester's newest law ...

Is Sadiq Khan The Mayor For Broken Promises?

Shaun Bailey | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

What matters most to Sadiq Khan? Is his primary motivation as London Mayor to leave a lasting, positive legacy? Or is his real focus to gain short-term popularity and establish a rival powerbase within the Labour Party to the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn? Does he wish to serve London for 8 years as his two predecessors did, or is he planning to cut and run after 4 years?

Brexit Is A Mess, But It Didn't Have To Be

Bradley Allsop | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

Let's face it: Brexit is a mess. Remainers and Leavers are at each others throats, political parties are divided down the middle, Nigel Farage is actually happy and our Prime Minister is playing her cards so close to her chest not even she knows what hand she's holding. So far, our liberation from European imperialism has been opaque, confusing and angry, and worst of all, it's left a lot of us with a lack of appetite for democracy. But it didn't have to be this way.

President Trump's Banning Order Is An Affront To Civilised Values

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump banning people from certain countries entering the US has robbed millions of people of their individuality. They are no longer separat...

It Might Sound Unbelievable, But Jeremy Corbyn Isn't Really Part Of The Establishment

Andrew Shaw | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

Trailing Theresa May in the polls and disliked by many in his own party, Corbyn desperately needs to change his image for the voters that aren't die-hard Labour supporters...

Corbyn Is Wrong To Instruct Labour's MPs To Vote To Trigger Article 50

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Jeremy Corbyn wants this government to listen to his concerns regarding "jobs, security, economic rights, justice", yes indeed. Now put the maximum pressure on the government by allowing your MPs to have a free vote on this vital issue that will shape Britain's future for generations to come.

Friend Or Foe? Truth Or Dare? Social Care Tax Row Takes New Twist

Simon Sapper | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

David Hodge has grabbed our attention and deservedly so. We know that social care needs to be better connected to health care. We know that government should take a lead in both encouraging integration and ensuring adequate funds are available. But residents cannot wait for someone to blink first or be reshuffled/voted out of office.

Welcome To Our Ukip Government

Tom Brake | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

Just a few minutes after the PM's speech yesterday, a triumphant Nigel Farage rightly congratulated himself for his effective takeover of the UK Government. Indeed Theresa May's address, aimed at appeasing the right wing tabloids, sounded like a UKIP conference speech. There can be no doubt it would have received a resounding and prolonged standing ovation there.

Sixteen Million Remain Voters Should Not Forget Theresa May's Betrayal

Bob Morgan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

When the next elections come along the 48% of citizens who voted to stay in the EU should remember that Mrs May could have showed them that she respected their opinions. Even though she felt obliged to leave the EU itself - she could have decided to stay in the single market - because that must surely be something that the 48% wanted.

Polls And Politics: There's No Mandate For A Hard Brexit

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market will inevitably mean every single family in the UK will face significant financial loss. Given the polling that suggests people are prepared to sacrifice almost nothing to regain the right to make our own laws, hard Brexit could quickly become one of the most destructive and unpopular decisions ever made by a British government.

Corbyn Is Right On Bosses' Pay: A Maximum Of 20 Times The Wage Of Their Lowest-Paid Worker

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Fairness and justice are the pillars on which successful, happy societies are built. The present system that siphons so much wealth to the top 1% to the impoverishment of the rest is not fair, nor just. Failure to take action will result in the whole of society becoming poorer. Jeremy Corbyn is spot on; salaries of company bosses should be no more than 20 times the wage of its lowest-paid worker.

Students' Unions Are In Danger Of Becoming Nothing More Than University Marketing Tools - We Must Resist

Bradley Allsop | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

It is our job, as unions, to stand firm and hold onto a radical commitment, in an age where we're fed a message at every turn not to do so, to being political - to challenging university leaders, government and wider society where we have to, and doing so in a truly democratic, grass roots way - with students, not for them. If we lose this commitment, we lose everything.

More Young People Need To Turn Out To Vote, But Lowering The Voting Age Is Not The Answer

Thomas Smith | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

The primary and obvious argument against lowering the voting age is that 16 year olds are simply not sufficiently mature, or knowledgeable enough about politics, to be able to make decisions that have substantial impact on the future of the country

Join The Army? You Must Be Mad

James Wharton | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK
James Wharton

Instead of pulling the lad to one side and giving him career advice, perhaps a tale of adventure from the ten years I spent traveling the world having good times, sometimes having traumatic times with my fellow soldiers, I felt I could only offer him some words of warning.

Top 10 British Political Narratives Of The Century

Alexander Adranghi | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Adranghi

Like many brands, most successful political narratives are the ones that are memorable - distinctive, tangible and succinct. Positivity is an optional extra. So is truth as of late. Here we look at the top 10 attempts to establish political brands in Britain in the 21st century. Share your own favourite with a quick poll at the end.

Theresa May Was Right To Sack Me, Says Michael Gove

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May was “right” to sack Michael Gove from the cabinet following the EU referendum, the former justice secretary said. Gove, who campaigned...

I Am Foreign-Born - Do My Views on Brexit Count?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So let us be careful about the use of words. Let us accept our differences and our disagreements. We are all motivated by what we believe is best for the people of Britain, whether we voted remain or leave. Time will tell. Assigning ulterior motives to people because they are foreign-born or of foreign origin is not fair, it is divisive and dangerous. It is not cricket.

An Elite Response To Richmond

David Taylor | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

Huge swathes of the Tory party would take joy in calling you that, and they certainly celebrated the Brexit result as a victory over people like you. Post-Cameron you can be assured that this isn't going to change any time soon. The Richmond Park by-election showed why this could be a problem for my party, and I'm kind of glad it did.

Tomorrow Richmond Can Vote Against Hard Brexit

Tom Brake | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

The party's success in Witney surprised the Conservative Government, and showed the public that our fightback is well underway. An even stronger challenge in Richmond Park would shake the Government's resolve. It would be a huge victory for progressive, liberal values.

Globalisation And Free-Market Capitalism Are Tearing Our Societies Apart

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

A fundamental change in the way capitalism works is essential. Cosmetic changes or just words, not backed by action, will not do. Otherwise, I fear for the cohesion of our societies with the demagogues and charlatans directing the anger and frustration of the masses, not at the economic system causing the poverty of the many, but towards the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Boris Johnson's Ally Begs Tories To Stop Making Jokes About Him

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics

An ally of Boris Johnson has pleaded with senior Tories to stop undermining the foreign secretary with public jibes. Tory MP Jake Berry told critics...

Autumn Statement: The Truth Hurts

Tom Brake | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

In a year where post-truth has come to dominate, we should take a step back, avoid self-inflicted damage, and do everything we possibly can to retain our membership of the single market. If not, this ugly truth will hurt for a very long time.

Theresa May: 'It Is Time To Remember The Good That Government Can DO'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

This should not be a Party political issue; providing adequate housing is fundamental to what it is to be human. It is morally the right thing to do. Moreover it is good economics too. So Prime Minister, put dogma aside, pinch this policy from the Labour Party. Start doing now what Labour is promising to do and show us in deeds "the good that government can do".

Tory MP Says Jeremy Corbyn Could Win General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has said that Jeremy Corbyn could well win a general election - and warned recent events show that he must be taken seriously. Speaking on B...