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Dominic Haslam | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Haslam

The heat of the election campaign this week gave way to a bit more light, with the publication of the manifestos of the major political parties. Rather than piecing together the parties' respective positions on development from speeches, blog posts or remarks in Parliament, we now have a formal written statement of what they would seek to achieve if successful in their bid to form the next Government. So what did we learn?

Grant Shapps Invented Water And Other Brilliant WikiShappsFacts...

The | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Despite Grant Shapps' vehement denials of any link with a Wikipedia contributor responsible for editing his page and vandalising those of political ri...

Many Reasons for UK Political Stalemate

Angus Campbell | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Campbell

With the manifestos out of the way and as we head towards the final stretch of the election campaigns culminating with the General Election, political deadlock remains in place. Neither of the two main parties have gained the upper hand with polls suggesting a very tight race to the finish line.

David Cameron Has Promised Voters 'The Good Life', But What Does That Even Mean? And Is He Right?

Michael Plant | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Plant

Unusually for British politics, a British politician talked about morality. At the Conservative Party's manifesto launch last week, David Cameron didn...

Karen Danczuk: From Cameron's Evil Eyes to Losing Scotland - How the Queen of Selfies Views the State of the Nation

James Brinsford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Brinsford

The Queen of Selfies may be embarking on a new phase of her life but rest assured, Karen Danczuk will return to politics and will be looking to shake up the establishment. They've got five years to get prepared.

Suffering From Political Schizophrenia? Tech to the Rescue!

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

Every time I go online at the moment, I'm slapped in the face with some infographic or digital countdown clock indicating how long I have until I cast the one vote that will help shape Britain's political landscape for the next five years.

Vote For Dave And He Has A Little Gift For You

PA | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised voters the chance to buy Lloyds bank shares at discount prices if the Conservatives win the General Election. The Prime ...

Billboard Blunders See Tory And Labour Candidates 150 Miles From Actual Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Two election candidates have been left red-faced after their campaign posters went up dozens of miles from their constituencies. Confused locals sp...

These 18 Election Campaign Moments Were Mind-Numbingly Boring

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Tahira Mirza | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

It’s only two weeks into the election campaign - and we’ve got another 21 days to go. While politicians boast about their manifestos and tear c...

Extending Right to Buy Is a Monumentally Stupid Idea, and Thinking That Doesn't Make you a Miserable Marxist

Matt Lacey | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Lacey

This policy might buy the Conservatives some votes, but at a heavy cost to the country as a whole. If thinking this makes me a dour communist, paint me red and call me Karl.

Ex-NHS Boss Has Serious Doubts About Tories

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

The former head of NHS England has cast serious doubt on Tory and Liberal Democrat plans to fund the health service, warning there is a "financial hol...

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

It's Our Future and It's Time to Own It

Darryl Morris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

The future is a funny old thing. That word has been thrown around so often during the tiresome back and forth of this campaign that it's lost all meaning, blending into the dull humming noise that the election has become.

Tories Launch 'Right To Buy Votes' Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Conservative Party launched its 'right to buy votes' policy today in its 2015 election manifesto. The Tories' pledge to buy the working class v...

Conservatives Are Just Sexing Up Miliband

Mark Flanagan | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Who would have thought it. It seems we had Ed Miliband all wrong. For years we were led to believe he was just that nerdy bloke with the strange voice who looks like the plasticine man from the Wrong Trousers. However it now appears the Labour Leader has clearly being wearing the right trousers in terms of attracting beautiful and successful women.

Dru, Davidson and Destiny

James Christie | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

The most surreal moment of the General Election so far might be my telling Ruth Davidson about Drusilla and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Biggar High Street the other day.

Theresa May's Attempts To Explain Right To Buy Like A 'Dog's Dinner'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

As the nation argues over the new Right To Buy policy announced by the Conservatives today, Theresa May’s attempt at explaining how exactly the syst...

A Huge Throbbing Election Is Hard To Hide

Marc Paterson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The election is nearly here and you'd have to have been under a rock or wrongfully imprisoned on Death Row for thirty years not to have known this. Fo...

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

The Photos That Prove That George Osborne Really Does Suck

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

This is George Osborne as you’ve never seen him before. The Chancellor insists that he has fixed the economy - but he’s also clearly keen to pr...

Is a Labour Minority Government Ideal for Labour's Left and the Country?

Arjun Barn | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Arjun Barn

Seeing as the SNP are politically left of Labour on many issues, the direction of a Labour-led alliance looks set to shift markedly to the left than it perhaps would have been with a Labour majority.

Miliband Nails Response To Fallon Over 'Embarrassing' Dig About His Brother

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said defence secretary Michael Fallon has "demeaned himself and demeaned his office" after the Tories were accused of an "embarrassing...

I Voted Conservative in 2010: I Will Never Vote for Them Again

Jon Young | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jon Young

In the next five years I learned that the promises of ex-PR man David Cameron were nothing more than a calculated attempt to rid the Tories of the 'nasty party' image that was standing in the way of them gaining power.

Cameron Leaves No Room For Doubt In These Comments On A Second Scottish Referendum

PA | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has come out firmly against a fresh referendum on Scottish independence after next year's Holyrood elections. The Prime Minister said...

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.