UK Conservatives

Money for Something

Nick Abbot | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If it goes on like this, pretty soon there won't be anyone left to vote for. Practically everyone who is an MP, and many who have only thought of becoming one, are currently suspended, pending an investigation into their willingness to accept money from shady sources.

QUIZ: Can You Guess How Much Cheaper Things Were Back In The Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

According to the Office of Budget Responsibility, average UK households currently have a higher quality of living than they did in May 2010. The st...

#AskATory Backfired In Predictably Spectacular Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

Following on from a recent episode of BBC's 'Free Speech' where young people were invited to fire questions at Ed Miliband, the chance was also offere...

Jessica Elgot

Senior Tory Doesn't Think Any Of The Leadership Favourites Will Succeed Cameron | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

Senior Tory MP David Davis, who challenged David Cameron for the leadership of the party in 2005, has predicted none of the front-runners to succeed t...

University Tuition Fees - The Elephant in the General Election Room

Mel Ramsay | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mel Ramsay

It was only a matter of time before a party busted out the big guns and spoke about their policies regarding university fees. Queue Ed Miliband and Labour's revolutionary plans to lower fees from £9,000 a year to £6,000.

Election 2015: The Small Business Landscape

Juan Lobato | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Juan Lobato

With just a few weeks left until Britain votes, plenty of column inches have already been dedicated to the interests of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and what they want to hear from the main party leaders. Less attention has so far been paid to what each party will actually offer Britain's enterprises.

The Tory Leadership Race Just Got Real

PA/Huffington Post UK | James Martin | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

And they're off! David Cameron's surprise revelation yesterday that he would not seek a third term as prime minister has fired the starting gun on...

Cameron's Third Term Bombshell Isn't Going Down Terribly Well...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron faced Labour claims of arrogance after declaring that he would not seek a third term in office just weeks before voters go to the polls ...

Inside View: Election Countdown

A.J. Higginson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
A.J. Higginson

May's election is probably the first time in recent history that British voters expect a coalition. How this will influence factors such as tactical voting is hard to predict.

A Miserable Time for British Politics

Tom Beetham | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beetham

A plea therefore, to the UK political parties: give us something to believe in, give us hope, and give us positive politics. As a young person eligible to vote, and decidedly unsure of his political loyalties, I want a clear understanding of party policies, not how many bleeding kitchens Ed Miliband has in his house.

The Next Five Years: Let's Give Refugees the Support and Protection They Deserve

Stephen Hale | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Stephen Hale

In just over six weeks, we'll wake up to a new Parliament. Immigration will doubtless be a prominent and divisive issue in the run-up to the election. What does this mean for the refugees that will come to Britain fleeing war and persecution over the next five years? The welcome we give to refugees to Britain during the next Parliament depends not on the outcome of the election, but on what happens once it is over. Whoever wins we need to impress on them, and on the public, that a fair and just asylum system is the right thing for Britain and the right thing for the asylum seekers that need our support and protection.

Danny Alexander's Yellow Budget Box Makes Him A Laughing Stock

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander spoke to the House of Commons on Thursday to outline what he would do differently in response to Chanc...

8 Pictures That Make The Budget More Interesting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Comedy

George Osborne's budget statement led to a string of excellent pictures, some of which were begging to be photoshopped. So we did it. From this... ...

The Funniest Pictures From George Osborne's Budget Statement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Comedy

George Osborne delivered his annual Budget statement in the House of Commons today, and as per usual we got a stream of excellent screenshots and phot...

George Osborne Invented An Entirely New Word During The Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics

What was that George? The Chancellor took the opportunity of this year's budget announcement to talk about growth, despite apparently not being abl...

The Comeback Kid?

Iain Anderson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Today's Budget was all about creating the springboard for the Conservatives election campaign... The closing idea from George Osborne's speech was that the UK is the 'Comeback Country'. What he wants you to think tonight is that he is the Comeback Chancellor.

The Budget Was Actually A Lot Funnier Than You Might Think...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

The Chancellor's budget is usually a rather bland monologue with a few gems scattered here and there. Fortunately we watched it all and filtered out t...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Should You Take Part In A TV Debate? A Flowchart For David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Are you David Cameron? If 'Yes': use the flowchart below. If 'No': lucky you! (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Ber...

I Have a Confession - I Believe in Coalition

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

This parliament is not perfect. There are major issues remaining around defence and the NHS. However, surely another five years of this is better than years of unstable minority government based on only a minority of voters? Maybe even better than a government led by one party, but still with less than 50% of the vote.

The Only General Election Periodic Table You Need

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Who says there's no chemistry between politicians and the public? (Created for HuffPost UK Chemistry Comedy by Robin Flavell, David Schneider a...

Tory Chairman Uses Truly Bad Euphemism After Being Caught Out Over Second Job

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics

Tory chairman Grant Shapps has been forced to admit that he did work as a "get rich quick" web marketer under the pseudonym "Michael Green" after ente...

This Is How Ukip Would Do A Deal With The Tories

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has outlined his terms of a potential deal to prop up a Conservative government, declaring an EU referendum would have to be held this ye...

My 'BBC Free Speech' Experience With Ed Miliband

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I was lucky enough to be a part of the BBC Free Speech audience yesterday, when Ed Miliband was invited. It was an interesting experience and encompassed questions from the depths of domestic discourse, to the far reaches of foreign policy. This is my take.

Academia in Crisis - Liberal Bias Threatens the Integrity of Our Research

Mahmood Naji | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

Crisis may seem a little alarmist. Maybe it is, but probably not. The Enlightment taught us that there exists no better way for us to accrue knowledge about the world than the dispassionate, evidence-driven approach of the scientific method and, conversely, no bigger obstacle to progress than ideology and dogma.