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This Is Our Chance To Change The Direction Of Our Country

Jack Davies | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jack Davies

It's fair to say that a lot has happened since May 2015. We've had a Conservative-majority government. We've had Brexit. We've had Trump. We've had an unelected Prime Minister. On Thursday 8th June, we have our chance to change the direction of our country. The only way we can do that is by voting for the Liberal Democrats.

What Will The Tories Pledge On Migration?

Phoebe Griffith | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Phoebe Griffith

Migration is likely to be a first-order issue in this election campaign. It is also going to be the most contentious. Speculation on the Tories' likely strategy is running rife. So what are the options available?

Theresa May Is A Lot Of Things, But Strong And Stable She Isn't

Gavin Callaghan | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Callaghan

In the end, whatever the opinion polls say and whatever happens on June 8th, lessons must be learnt from the Osborne fallacy. The rhetoric must match the reality and if that happens then the public will be in no doubt that Theresa May is a lot of things, but strong and stable, she most certainly isn't.

The War Has Begun - Choose Your Weapon Wisely

Jack Mably | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jack Mably

A lot has changed in two years and Theresa May has said it herself, the biggest threat to pursuing a hard Brexit is a coalition of these MPs. The battle front has significantly changed since 2015 and it's time the tactics of young people reflected just that. My weapon of choice? As a moderate Labour supporter, I hope to be campaigning for some great Birmingham Labour MPs who have worked tirelessly for their constituents over the last two years and will continue to hold the next government to account on Brexit.

The Outcome Of GE2017 Depends On Who Britons Are

Grainne Gillis | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Before the manifestos come out, I thought we all needed a reminder of what was promised in 2015 by the Conservatives. I was especially interested in t...

TV Debates Without The Prime Minister Aren't A Gift, They're A Test For The Left

Leah Broad | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics
Leah Broad

Boycotting the debates should be a major blot on the Prime Minister's copybook. But if the centre-left resort to the rhetoric they've used to start their campaigns, not turning up will end up being a political coup.

Theresa May's Snap General Election - The Mother Of All U-Turns

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Here is the thing. If Theresa May can change her mind so spectacularly within months about the merits and demerits of an early general election, then we must give the people the opportunity to change their minds once the terms of Brexit are concluded. Offer a second referendum and let the people decide.

Theresa's Finest Move So Far

Toby Jai | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

The ingeniousness of it was staggering, in one fail swoop she has shut down the likes of Diane Abbott who have been saying since August that she is unelected. She has shut down the SNP and made it clear the election will resolve the issue of Indyref2. She has shut down Tim Farron and Jeremy Corbyn who continually say that the country didn't vote for this Brexit or that Brexit. In one swoop of daring, combative and confident gauntlet throwing she has cast all their aspersions aside letting them know, that once this is done that will be the end to it.

All The Times Theresa May Said She Most Certainly Would Not Be Holding A Snap Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has said she wants to hold a general election on 8 June this year - despite repeatedly saying she would not call a snap election. In a spe...

The Government Is Deserting Young People - And It's Not Just Brexit

Tom Brake | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

We cannot sit by and let young people fall through the cracks, as the Conservatives stack the cards against them. From Hard Brexit to struggling schools, the interests of our future generations are being completely ignored... The right to have a roof over your head is a fundamental one, and we must defend it.

Don't Forget To Tell A Story: Political Marketing In The Digital Age

Andre van Loon | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Andre van Loon

Labour has set aside a £4 million war chest to fight a snap election amid belief a vote will be called before 2020, it can be revealed...Senior Labou...

On Privilege And Downward Social Mobility

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

There are two forms of social mobility: upward and downward. The former creates winners, the latter losers. Politicians sing about the former from roo...

Brexit Begins As May Formally Triggers Article 50

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Vikram Kumar Khosla

One thing the Prime Minister cannot do is come out with a bad deal for Britain or not listen to the UK citizens. This is because the UK citizens are going to face the impacts of whatever that deal is and what it brings in the days, months and years to come.

The Stolen Feathers Are Not Working For You, Theresa May

Will Black | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Will Black

Both Theresa May and Donald Trump have been encouraging me to think of Aesop a lot recently. Not because their wisdom and narrative skills mirror that of the slave and storyteller of ancient Greece, but because of one fable attributed to him.

Business Rates: Green Alternatives To Help Small Businesses Thrive

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Businesses are complaining about taxes again, but why should you care? This is just the background music to the annual budget ritual, isn't it? And don't the bosses have plenty of lobbyists to speak up for them?

Corbyn: In No Man's Land?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

Labour, under Corbyn, stands for nationalised rail services, public healthcare and education, and numerous other popular policies that reverberate with the people. Through correct political strategy and effective sloganing, there's no doubt Labour will recoup the disillusioned masses - but change needs to start with Corbyn.

Winter Dawns For The Labour Party

Alex Fuller | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

Good governance is predicated on a lean, hardy and well-fought stature. With the danger of piling on the pounds after complacency creeps in, this stature becomes bloated, flabby and lazy. A tragedy for Labour, a tragedy for the Government and a tragedy for Britain.

Don't Accept The Tories As They Are

David Taylor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics
David Taylor

I was happy to hear that the Conservatives had won the Copeland by-election. Mostly, because I am a Conservative supporter. But anyone who's read my incoherent warbling online will be aware that I subscribe to a particular string of conservatism that's left of many others. I'd probably go so far as to call myself a Libertarian Conservative - if that's possible.

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.