UK Conservatives

Conservatives Must Face Up To The 'Alt Right, With Or Without Trump

David Browne | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Trump's statement has rightly been condemned by many on the right, including both Bush Presidents, and rightly so.

Jacob Rees-Mogg Distances Himself From Suggestions He Could Make Tory Leadership Bid

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has distanced himself from suggestions that he is considering a bid for the Conservative leadership. There has been much specu...

Letter To The Prime Minister

Lisa Wootton | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Wootton

everybody banner Nobody plans on becoming a special needs parent. Nobody. You don't visualize the future caring for your child for the rest of your life. Inadvertently you are training them to be independent from a very young age.

Tories Stall On Manifesto Pledge To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics

Victims of domestic violence could face a longer wait for the housing help they were promised by the government. The Tories set out a new, more robus...

If Political Parties Want To Pick Up Young Voters, They Need To Change The Way They Talk About Drugs

Cara Levan | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Cara Levan

Calls for a truly fresh look at drug policy are not party political but political parties would do well to put themselves ahead of the curve on this issue. One day we will all look back at these draconian laws in the same way we now look at slavery. Evidence from other countries shows that those who do use drugs problematically, my own partner included, can be better helped by a drug policy that is framed as a health issue, rather than a criminal one.

The 2017 Challenge For GCSE Students? Explaining What Their Results Mean

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

The real worry for every teacher though? Once the changes have finally come in, some bright spark in government might well decide to change the whole thing all over again. Politicians like changing things, you see. Sometimes though the best thing to do is leave everything well alone - and allow teachers sufficient time to become experts in what they're teaching.

Under Pressure: The Rise Of Student Rent Prices

Thomas Smith | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

As the cost of student property continues to soar against the backdrop of increasing tuition fees and curbs on government allowances, financial burdens on students will only intensify. Whether this is an inevitability, or subject to change, lays firmly within the hands of universities and the government in the coming years.

Given The Choice Between Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn, Dear Lord Please Just Let It Be Vince Cable

Paul Marshall | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Marshall

At 74, he has proved that age is no barrier to ambition and for this he should be applauded. No matter what profession we're in, we all deserve one last hurrah. You can't help feeling that this is his.

Hundreds Of People To Descend On Boris Johnson's Constituency To Try To Unseat Him

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

A rally to try to unseat Boris Johnson will take place in his constituency at the weekend. The rally, organised by journalist Owen Jones, will include...

Britain's Fading Appetite For Brexit

Patrick Gilligan | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics
Patrick Gilligan

A year later, after being pummelled with borderline meaningless, 'Brexit means Brexit' slogans and a potential exit deal more chaotic than Theresa May in a fresh field of wheat, people are tired of whole idea. What's more is the condescending tone in which the importance of Brexit is used.

Cabinet Committee List Reveals Damian Green As Power Behind The Throne

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

Cabinet office minister Damian Green looks set to become the most important figure in government when Parliament returns from recess. Number 10′s pu...

Jacob Rees-Mogg Reveals Why He Finally Joined Twitter - But Still Prefers Instagram

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

Most people would be annoyed to find someone tweeting under their name - particularly if they did a rather good job at passing themselves off as the r...

Labour Leaping Down From Its Ladder Of Weak Promises

Charlie Mullins | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

When you leave Corbyn to "deal with it" as he so proudly said during the election, you should know the job won't get done. Unlike my engineers at Pimlico Plumbers, Corbyn doesn't understand how to make good on a promise and deliver on what people have signed up for.

Schools Will Get Extra £1.3bn Over Next Two Years, Says Justine Greening

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

Schools will receive an extra £1.3 billion in funding over the next two years, the government has announced. In a statement to the House of Commons o...

Democracy In The Time Of Brexit

Federico Moscogiuri | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Federico Moscogiuri

There are few things as important to our society, and our nation, as democracy. That is right and proper, because a country whose people are unable to periodically choose their leaders and - importantly - hold them to account beckons dictatorship, and dictatorship leads to conflict, oppression and isolation.

Old Age Care In 2017 And Did We Have The Answer To The Problem In 1967?

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Paul Marshall

Therefore, expect the thorny issue of social care to shortly raise its ugly head again and continue to be a major headache for a country that cannot possibly finance its ageing population. On that joyous note, I don't know about you, but from a personal and purely selfish perspective, I hope I live till 120, while milking the system for all its worth.

17 from '17: Bim Afolami Warns Abuse Is Putting People Off Entering Politics

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics

The 2017 General Election saw 92 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, HuffPost UK is speaking to n...

What Exactly Do We Mean By 'Far Right'

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The political terminology of left, right, extreme left, far right can be a minefield for anybody trying to make sense of their newspaper. Not only are the terms hard to pin down to a precise definition they are also used interchangeably and (often) wrongly, leading to widespread confusion.

The Burning Injustice For Disabled People Living In Poverty

James Taylor | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
James Taylor

everybody banner Too many disabled people are living hand to mouth and in some cases, not able to feed themselves or their families at all. Half of households referred to foodbanks include a disabled person, which stresses the scale of this finical crisis.

5 Ways The Public Sector Pay Freeze Has Become Shamefully Hard To Ignore

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK

Millions of public sector workers face a ruinous financial future as pressure on ever-dwindling wages forces them to use foodbanks and take out payday...

They Don't Like Ordinary People Having Human Rights

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

If you think that we can automatically trust the authorities to replace the HR Act with the same rights under English law - then think of Hillsborough and think of Grenfell - sometimes you need more than blind trust.

The Need For A New National Narrative

Sven Hughes | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sven Hughes

As I write this, the television news is leading on two stories: Brexit Secretary David Davis outlining the UK's likely response if offered a "punishment deal" by the EU, and Jeremy Corbyn promising to "share the wealth" with his Glastonbury festival audience.

First They Came... But What Is The Real Cost Of The DUP?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We must speak out. It's all we got. Especially if we want to create a future that's fair, right and equal. First they came. Now they're here. But let's hope they don't stick around. Surely nothing is worth that. Not at any price.

The Unarguable Case For Ending The Squeeze On Public Services And Pay

Mark Serwotka | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

It is no longer possible to successfully argue that you can't make these ideas popular. The public understand they are not only possible, they are inevitable. The only question now is, how long will it take the government to catch up?

Can We Stop Talking About 'Boy Jobs' And 'Girl Jobs' Now?

Janvi Patel | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Janvi Patel

I don't agree that there are "boys jobs and girl jobs", but the unconscious bias that leads us to create these and the structures that ensure that the categorisation is perpetuated need to be addressed. This is not a small task and needs a multi-pronged attack. We should not waste this momentum. We all need to continue to play our part and at every level, but we also need bolder moves from the government and from global corporations.