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Why Are Doctors Going on Strike Again?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Saturday saw a second demonstration in London over the unresolved junior doctor contract dispute between the British Medical Association and the gover...

Prisons Can Work - But Let Us In to Help!

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

Prisons are necessary. But we must ensure that we as a society do everything possible to keep people out of prisons in the first place. And we must ensure that truly effective support is available to the vast majority of offenders who would much rather have a regular job to support them and their families. That means that prisons must welcome with open arms those organisations and companies willing to help offenders back in to society.

Help to Buy Shows That the Conservatives are in Touch With the British Dream

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

The "American Dream" is a term that we've heard thrown around for many generations as a symbolic representation of exactly what Americans can achieve in life with equality of opportunity. However, nobody really talks about the British Dream, despite the fact that it does exist.

Ranil Jayawardena: I Never Got An Apology From Ukip After One Of Its Candidates Said He Wanted To Shoot Me

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics

Ranil Jayawardena The 2015 General Election saw 176 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, Th...

Building a Society Where Everyone Can Reach Their Potential

Beth Prescott | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Prescott

As the Paymaster General concluded, "It's harder to climb the ladder of opportunity if the rungs are further apart. We've got to put more rungs in that ladder." This Government is already putting rungs on the ladder and will continue to, so that more people can start to climb. The Conservative Party truly is the party of opportunity.

In Defence of Euroscepticism

Aditya Dabral | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aditya Dabral

I'm not saying that leaving will mean that the UK becomes some kind of utopian nation overnight. But as long as faceless foreign bureaucrats with their self-appointed six-figure salaries have a say in how our country is run, I cannot have confidence that we can achieve our full potential as a nation.

Question Time Audience Member Takes Down 'Silent Eurosceptic' Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

An irate audience member on BBC's Question Time has slammed Conservative minister Amber Rudd and other Tory MPs, who are supposedly backing a Brexit f...

If the Tories Are Tough on Corporation Tax, Why Are They Lobbying to Protect Google's £30billion Tax Haven?

Ryan Curran | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Curran

Following widespread condemnation of the 'sweetheart' deal agreed between Google and HMRC recently, George Osborne would have been hoping the week would end on a rather lighter note. Unfortunately, for him and his party, it seems the corporation tax scandal is one set to remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future.

A Tax Package to Keep Us One Step Ahead of Google

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The announcement by Google that it will magnanimously pay £130 million for the tax it has avoided since 2005 has rightly been greeted with outrage an...

The Google Tax Deal Is a Slap in the Face of Small Businesses

George Dokimakis | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

Every small business owner that pays his and her fair share of tax, now knows that the Conservative government is not here to foster and promote growth and competition. They are here to protect established and vested interests. George Osborne hailed this deal as a "major success". It was. For Google.

Muslim Women Are Showing David Cameron How #TraditionallySubmissive They Are

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Muslim women are uploading photographs of themselves in graduation gowns and helping in their communities in protest at comments made by David Cameron...

Embattled Tory MP Refuses BBC Interview 'Because She Couldn't Veto Questions'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

The MP embroiled in claims she faked a death threat and bullied her parliamentary staff has reportedly pulled out of a BBC interview because she could...

Dawn Foster Interview: Equality, Misogyny and Leaning Out

Ariane Sherine | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ariane Sherine

Social affairs journalist Dawn Foster's new book Lean Out is a mere 81 pages long, but it packs a powerful punch. Inspired by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's likeable bestseller Lean In, it's much more than just a riposte to the popular business manifesto for women....

'Extremism' and Muslim Women - When Did Language Come into Play?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

The Prime Minister accepts that there is no clausal link to language and extremism but still resolved to make the link during his proposal. It might be an idea to look at credible strains of opinion around what leads to 'extremist' thought before he lays out his next proposal.

Why Conservative Eurosceptics Are Gaining Momentum

Emily Stacey | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

An In/Out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU could take place as early as June, though some members of Cameron's Cabinet have yet to voice w...

Inflated Bosses' Salaries Are Subsidized by Taxpayers

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

An article in the Guardian on bosses' pay by the director of the High Pay Centre, Deborah Hargreaves, presents the disparity between bosses' pay and t...

A Mutiny Against Scrutiny: Tories, Trade Unions and Terrible Consequences For Workers

Bethan Forrest | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Bethan Forrest

Their ultimate goal is striking a balance of cohesion between the aims of the employer and the needs of the worker. This Bill does little but smash the scales of fairness to pieces. The question will be, after the implementation of the Trade Union Bill, how can we even begin to put them back together again?

Britons Cannot Safely Afford Loans

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

The government would rather that we are in the dark about what "Affordable loans" really mean for honest, hard-working Britons.

REVEALED: Acceptable Conservative Party New Year's Resolutions For 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Comedy

The Conservative Party have released their official set of New Year's Resolutions for all party members to abide by in 2016. HuffPost UK can exclusive...

'Sir Lynton' is Symbolic of a Rotten Honours System

Sam Harrison | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward cronies. By now the paper...

This Tweet Nails Boris' Failed Vow To End Homelessness In London

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson has been called out on Twitter for a promise he made to end homelessness in the capital by 2012 after it was revealed th...

The Northern No-Powerhouse

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Hinchcliffe

Boxing Day saw another victim of George Osborne's ideologically driven obsession to cut government spending - the homes, businesses and flood defences of Northern England.

A Government Less Willing to Spend Makes Us All Poorer

Bradley Allsop | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Thankfully I am warm and dry as I write this, but there are thousands of people in Northern England, Scotland and Wales that are huddling in upstairs ...

Climate Change: Fracking for Natural Gas Is Mad, Bad and Dangerous

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So if natural gas is the wrong fuel to use to halt climate change, why on earth does this government want to frack Britain to extract it? Why is this government so fixated with the extractive industries? Why not strongly support the truly safe, sustainable, jobs-rich renewable energy industries?

On The Last Day Of Parliament, The Tories Hid This News...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Comedy

While we were all feeling festive and paying attention to the EU, the Conservative government were a little bit cheeky and dropped a bomb of bad news ...