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Tories And Ukip Enraged That This Woman Can Come To UK With No Visa

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Conservative and Ukip MEPs have reacted furiously to a court ruling allowing a Colombian woman whose family is British to visit the UK without a visa....

Now the Law CAN Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Today, our legal system is one step closer to being able to hold domestic violence perpetrators accountable for their crimes. It is one step closer to being able to accurately depict the true nature of domestic violence within the courtroom and further protect victims of domestic violence and their children.

Ukip Don't Have a Leadership Crisis, They Have a Membership Crisis

David Knowles | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

One of the biggest problems Ukip have at the moment is that, despite the best efforts of the often charming and eloquent man-of-the-people, pint swilling, cigarette puffing, Nigel Farage; the image many other Ukip party members project is of homophobic, unintelligent, misogynistic, sexist, and borderline racist little Englanders.

The Poisonous Debate On Immigration - And Traffic on the M4

Bob Morgan | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The M4 remarks do tell us something about him and the wider arguments around immigration and this morbid fear of foreigners that seems to be dominating UK politics at the moment. But it is not only the quality of the debate that is in question - we should all be worried about what is not being discussed.

Ukip Aren't The Most Right-Wing Party According To You Lot

PA | Chris York | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

A new survey has provided some rather surprising insights into how the public view each of the main political parties. David Cameron and the Conser...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

Boosting the Welsh High Street at Christmas

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

It goes without saying that Christmas is a hugely critical time of the year for Welsh high streets and the thousands of small businesses located within them. This is when all can expect to make over half their annual profits - essential to see them through quieter retail months...

A Tory MP Did WHAT For Nearly Three Hours During A Commons Meeting?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics

An MP has been caught red-handed playing a video puzzle game while in a parliamentary committee meeting. The Sun published pictures of Nigel Mills...

The British Pornography Ban

Becky Hopper | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

It's true, several types of porn have actually been banned in Britain. We're not talking life-endangering porn - unless female ejaculation is classed as dangerous, I suppose if you squirted in someone's eye, they could go blind, but as women might know, getting certain bodily fluids in your eye might be painful, but it soon wears off.

'Autumn Statement? I'm Scared About Grade 4 Piano'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has revealed he is more daunted by a piano examination he is taking than next week's Autumn Statement, despite being criticised for his Commo...

Which Ex-Partner Would End Up In Prison According to This New Law?

Sacha Wise | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Sacha Wise

Our voice often stays silent. Often, we try not to be heard stepping on eggshells constantly. This is an emotional abusive relationship, where we love to the point of brokenness and then want to scream out loud from the anguish that is usually turned on mute.

Emily Thornberry Made a Mistake... But She Wasn't Completely Wrong

Darryl Morris | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

Emily Thornberry was wrong in her assumption, but she wasn't alone and it wasn't without foundation. Patriotism has been hijacked. Right wing movements like the English Defence League and Britain First use patriotism and the flag of St. George as a guise for their racism, and it's time to claim it back.

My Challenge To Sir John

Steven Woolfe | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The former Prime Minister, Sir John Major has recently launched an attack on UKIP, by calling us "profoundly un-British in every way". This is rich from a man that signed the Maastricht treaty, thus gave away many British powers to an unelected European Union and tried to get us into the Euro.

We Are The 85%: #NotVotingUkip Goes Viral After Ukip Rochester Win

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

An anti-Ukip Twitter campaign has gone viral as social media users warned other voters not to let the Eurosceptic party "sleepwalk" into holding the b...

Stand Up and Be Counted!

Phill Hudson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

Whoever or wherever you are in Britain today the sad fact is millions of people mainly the under 30's are not exercising their right to vote, under 56% of under 24's are registered compared to 96% of over 65's...

How The Westminster Paedophile Ring Murder Could Have Been 'Covered Up'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

A father's claims his young son may have been murdered at the hands of a Westminster paedophile ring could be correct and possibly even "covered up" b...

Tories May Have Some Explaining To Do Over This Report On Food Bank Demand

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

More than half of people driven by acute poverty to apply for emergency food aid are there because of delays, sudden cuts or sanctions imposed on welf...

Attacks on Miliband are straight from Karl Rove's playbook

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The Tories have a plan to win your vote at the General Election: kick Ed Miliband, kick him again, then kick him some more. Their election machine bel...

Calls For National Inquiry After Tory MP 'Strangling' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

An alleged victim of the Westminster "paedophile ring" currently being investigated by police has told officers he saw a Conservative MP murder a youn...

MP Cheerfully Heads Out To Play Golf, Though 'Bad Back' Prevented Rochester Campaigning

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP could be facing a rap on the knuckles from Chief Whip Michael Gove, after he claimed his back was too bad to canvass in the Rochester by-ele...

David Cameron, Terror Suspects and the Human Rights Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Politicians in the UK are gearing up for next year's general election. Certain issues are already dividing the battleground, with one issue being proposed as a vote winner by the party in power, the Conservatives. That issue is the scrapping of the loved and loathed Human Rights Act (HRA)...

Plenty of Pledges But Small on the Specifics: What the Party Conferences Told Us (And Didn't) About the Future of the NHS

Jennifer Dixon | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jennifer Dixon

The elephant in the room is that none of the funding pledges are nearly enough to meet current demand, and the NHS is heading for a financial crisis and soon. On this the politicians were silent, as well as on how the productivity of NHS staff could be increased to offset budget shortfalls...

Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

The locals said they couldn't recall a storm like it. It seemed relentless, starting at dusk and continuing well into the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbled, and forked lightning struck the sea over and over again, searing the eyes of those watching with vivid after-images...

Freud's Minimum Wage Slip

George Wilson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
George Wilson

As for Freud, at best, carelessness, and a poor understanding of his department and the people that it serves may prove less a slip and more a great fall; Labour are set to table a Commons motion of no confidence in him to be voted on later this month.

How Valuable Are You To The Tories? Use Our Easy Chart!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy

In light of Lord Freud's recent comments about the disabled, it's worth reminding ourselves of exactly where we all stand in the eyes of the Conservat...