UK Conservatives

Tory Councillor Causes Outrage Over Comments About Murdered MP Jo Cox's Seat

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

A Tory councillor has prompted disgust for arguing his party should contest the seat left empty by the murder of Jo Cox. Simon Cooke, leader of the Co...

13 People Celebrating A Tory and Ukip Victory At The Labour Leadership Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters were thrilled on Saturday at the news that he had been reelected as Labour leader. The Islington North MP increased his m...

Repair-Not-Replace, Good for Your Pocket and Good for the Environment

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

Recently the back bumper on my car sustained a few cracks as a result of a minor accident. I took the car to the dealer's garage. I was told that the bumper needed to be replaced at an extortionate cost. Not only that but also the car had to be taken to another city for that to be done. I said I would think about it.

Is Nigel Farage About To Defect To The Tories?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

On the day UKIP finally chose its new leader to replace Nigel Farage, an unprecedented thunderstorm hit Britain. Not the thunderstorm that dumped almost half a month's rain in the east, south and south-east of England within hours.

15 Times The Internet Perfectly Summed Up The Tories

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

It’s been a mixed bag for the Tories over the last few months - the EU referendum, which should have been a nail in the coffin of the government, sa...

Senior Ukipper Defects To The Conservatives Live On Television

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

A senior Ukip figure has defected to the Conservatives live on television, claiming the party had achieved its “principal objective.” Party direct...

DUP Invited In For Talks With Tories Amid Rumours Of Backroom Deal Over Grammar Schools And Boundary Changes

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics

Northern Ireland’s largest party has been invited for secret talks with the Government amid rumours a deal may be offered over boundary changes in e...

Theresa May's 'Running Commentary' And The Clash Between Policy And Politics

Michael Clarke | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Clarke

It is only a short step from being seen a 'safe pair of hands' to a do-nothing who is out of her depth. Judging by the steely ambition she has shown in her rise to power, she will not be prepared to let that happen.

Opening New Grammar Schools Is A Bad Policy That Is Likely To Fail

Sam Harrison | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

After weeks of teasing, Theresa May has finally revealed her plan for the educational reforms. At first glance, it seems clever and full of good intentions: poor kids to get an education previously reserved for the richer, feeder primary schools and university ties to smooth out the remaining corners. But it is a bad set of policies that, whether now in a few years' time, will inevitably fail.

The Dark Side Of The NHS

Peter Nixon | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Nixon

I sincerely hope that I am being far fetched in my theory of the conservative government attempting to make the NHS fall apart from within; I hope that I am completely wrong. Yet it certainly appears that there is some sort of hidden agenda in all of this.

Studying The Kiwis: Could Britain's Junior Doctors Learn From New Zealand?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

Based on their track record, would they have hesitated to legally challenge the UK government: particularly on Jeremy Hunt's early assertion that we do not already have a seven-day emergency NHS, a proclamation which has already led to well-documented patient harm?

Trotsky Would Laugh

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

Labour has forgotten what its name means. Labour is a movement of the common labour force, not a centre right tepid mediocracy, nor a diluted moderate Conservatism.

Drumbeats and Transcripts: Labour Needs to Stop Undermining Corbyn and Start Training Fire on a Feckless Government

Karl Davis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

Having been forced to suffer the debate between pro and anti Corbyn campaigners, and found myself summarising the content into an exchange between two imaginary people, Tom being in favour of Corbyn, and Jennifer being firmly against. If it were recorded as a transcript, it would have read something like this:

Owen Smith Said Tories Hate the NHS: He Needs to Apologise

Lydia Suffield | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Let me tell Owen Smith something. I have been treated by the NHS all my life. I don't just mean the average broken bones and childhood illnesses that most kids will experience at some time or another.

The Woes of a Disillusioned Young Voter

Beth Gray | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Gray

I am a huge fan of all things politics, yet in our current political situation even I am finding it difficult to take any enjoyment from our government. With a political system that seems to be crumbling around us, is it any surprise that the youth of today are disengaged in politics?

Theresa May as PM: A Victory for One Woman, Not All

Lucy Moor | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

To consider their victories a victory for all women is to ignore the many more cleavages in our society - can this truly be considered a victory for LGBT women, migrant women, working class women, when Leadsom opposed gay marriage, May has deported women facing rape and violence, and Thatcher 'smashed the glass ceiling and pulled the ladder up after her'?

The Assault on Higher Education

Lucy Moor | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

Education is not a commodity, and it should not be something reserved for the privileged few. The Tories' endless assaults on higher education are an assault on our society at large, widening the gap between poor and privileged more than ever before. 'Social mobility' isn't just dying, it's already dead - and it's about time we started fighting to resuscitate it.

The Current Meltdown in Our Political System Is a Symptom of Our Broken Voting System

Owen Winter | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

It may have been the EU referendum that triggered the recent political uncertainty but the roots of this chaos run much deeper. The only way to re-engage those who feel disillusioned with the political system is a proportional voting system where their voices are counted equally.

The Only Clear Post-Brexit Message: Our Leaders Don't Care What We Think

Joanna Taylor | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

After ignoring the wishes of party members and the general public, Labour and Conservative should expect even greater increases in polarisation of Left and Right -- and shouldn't rely too heavily on the loyalty of supporters at the next general election.

This Twitter Account Is Offering Up Travel Advice In The Style Of Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Comedy

With Boris Johnson still settling into his role as the new Foreign Secretary, someone has set up a Twitter account to help him out in providing travel...

The Trouble With Corbyn

Lucy Moor | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

I'm not a Blairite simply for wanting Labour to stand a chance. I'm not unprincipled, I just see little point in uncompromising principles that can never be put into practice. I believe in a competitive and credible Labour Party that's able to undo some of the damage left by the Conservatives, and that party doesn't exist under Corbyn.

Margaret vs Theresa: The Personal and the Political

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

May is considered to be far more moderate, rather the liberal type. Thatcher's political beliefs were inspired by radical libertarian ideas, which are based on the notion of personal freedom and by all means limiting the power of the state.

Theresa May: Forget the Heels, It's the Hat Trick That Should Worry You...

Karl Davis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

She is every bit as canny, strong, and cunning as her predeccessor, and the other beige politicos who have gone before her into and out of Downing Street, probably more so in fact. She is every bit as embroiled in the Westminster game as the men, and we cannot forget that as she takes charge of the country.

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

Theresa May's Cabinet: The MPs Who Could Be Running The Country Under The UK's New Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics

If the events of the past few weeks have proved anything, it’s that predictions are for mugs. Despite that, here are HuffPost UK’s educated guesse...