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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...

Commodity v Utility: The Heart Of The Housing Crisis

Simon Sapper | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

House builders have reignited the housing debate with two new reports. First Berkeley Homes' boss Rob Perrins garnered publicity for calling out the P...

In Our Nightmare Politics Age, We Cannot Afford A Dispirited Or Insular Left

Bradley Allsop | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

If you agitate, agitate. If you sing, dance, paint, petition, campaign, teach or occupy, do it and do it quickly. Whatever you do, do it for love, tolerance, equality and hope: the fight isn't over, we aren't finished and we can have a better world than this, but only if we fight for it.

Westminster Must Learn Trump Culture Fast: The Pres' Elect Is A Bully And Farage Is A Deluded Pawn

Charlie Mullins | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Those inside the Conservative party, and others screaming from the side-lines, need to wise up on how people like Donald Trump do business. He is a classic bully, and if the recent election isn't a good indicator of that then there is no hope that we will ever be able to deal with his underhand tactics.

Where Will All That Anger Go When The Populist Promises of Trump And Brexit Turn Out Hollow?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

We live in dangerous times. And only the left, reunited and reinvigorated, with a clear plan on how it can genuinely improve the lives of those left behind by globalisation, can save us.

Lord Chancellor Breaks Silence As People Ask 'Where's Liz Truss' Over Brexit Ruling Backlash

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK

Lord chancellor and justice secretary Liz Truss has broken her silence on the issue of attacks on the judiciary over Thursday’s Article 50 ruling af...

Not Challenging Immigration Rhetoric Now Will Lead Society Down A Dark Path

Bradley Allsop | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

For every single one of us that stands up, another child receives a pair of shoes or a warm meal, another mind is changed and heart softened and, as more of us do so, another politician starts to listen and has a reason to speak about migration in a different way. In a world that screams at us not to care, not to challenge, not to go against the crowd, be brave and take a stand. Human lives are at stake.

The Homelessness Reduction Bill Is A Step In The Right Direction

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

t is still underfunded, and hopefully the prospect additional funds will be raised during the Third Reading, but it is a step, perhaps only a small step, in the right direction. Charities have accomplished truly incredible feats with limited resources, but now the government needs to take some responsibility.

Tory MP Branded 'Nutter' After Comparing Unpaid Internships To Slavery

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Tory MP has caused uproar after comparing unpaid internships to slavery, saying young people are “forced” to work for free. Alec Shelbrooke, wh...

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

30 Years Of Tory Bus Privatisation And There's No Reason To Celebrate

Daniel Zeichner | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Zeichner

For the past 30 years, bus companies have been able to put profit above passengers. We won't waste this chance to change the way buses are run in our country. Unlike buses, two opportunities to do that won't come along at once.

The Rebirth Of Liberal England?

Tom Brake | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

Across the country, Lib Dem membership is soaring. We are now at our highest membership in over a decade. That's more members than joined during our protest of the Iraq War and more than during the heights of Cleggmania.