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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.

A River Of Red: Women Will March Against A DUP Deal

Rhiannon Lockley | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rhiannon Lockley

Theresa May may be a woman but she is directly threatening the rights, freedoms and lives of women along with that of LGBT+ people, working class people, people from ethnic minorities and disabled people. Our aim in marching on Downing Street is to demand that this ends, and to show that we will not quietly go along with our right to exist being sold down the river. Wear red and join us at Whitehall at 12 noon (or online using the hashtags #NoDUPDealMarch and #RedRiver) and tell the government that we will not stand by.

Jeremy Corbyn: Bursting the Social Media Bubble

Ellie Roddy | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ellie Roddy

Regardless of the outcome, I think this election has shown politicians the power of social media and the importance of using it to market themselves during a campaign. It is safe to say that no one will underestimate the importance of these platforms in political campaigns again.

Will Conservative And DUP Negotiations Deliver Hard Brexit Or Soft Borders?

Professor Alex de Ruyter | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Alex de Ruyter

So for an agreement to be reached between the two parties something will have to give. Introduce a hard border and risk aggravating troubles in Northern Ireland or relax an approach to free movement which May has to date presented as 'the will of the people'.

Protests Across Britain Against Tory-DUP Pact Amid Grenfell Fury

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

Protests across Britain against the proposed Tory-DUP deal coincided with mounting fury over the Grenfell Tower disaster on Saturday. One Facebook ev...

The Troubles Loom Large As Northern Ireland Contemplates A Tory-DUP Deal

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

“That’s where I was shot,” Jason O’Halloran says as his black cab slows down. The Belfast taxi tour guide has spent more than a decade recover...

Is Austerity Really Over? Not Likely

Professor Jonathan Davies | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Jonathan Davies

Only time will tell whether the seismic events of the past week, and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn can bring this about. The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will certainly be keeping its finger on the pulse!

Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy Reveals Ugly Flaws Of Regeneration Agenda

Joseph Downing | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Joseph Downing

The tragedy which occurred at Grenfell Tower exposes the problems with the successive reforms to social housing in the UK. All too often, I see profit and regeneration being placed above the safety and satisfaction of residents.

We Must Not Let Corbyn Get Away With This

Paul Blanchard | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

From the reactions to the General Election on Friday morning, you'd think Labour had won. Unbelievably, several prominent Labour politicians, including the main loser himself, Jeremy Corbyn, suggested they had. In interviews he called it an "incredible result" and said it was "pretty clear who won the election".

The Lib Dems Need A Fresh Pitch To Young Voters

Azi Ahmed | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

I'm not sure enough people understand what the Liberal Democrats stand for. I want to help the party to develop a new way of thinking and a distinctive identity that allows us to make a strong pitch for the youth vote.

The Right To Choose Must Not Be Put Up For Barter

Jeni Harvey | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jeni Harvey

Could it be possible that in a desperate attempt to cling to power Theresa May would be prepared to put the most basic women's rights up for debate? There will be many that argue a modest time reduction is reasonable; that in line with scientific advances it is a debate worth having, but make no mistake: if such a vote is used to cement together this unholy alliance, then the freedom of women will have been reduced to nothing but a bartering chip.

Let's Stop Treating The Young As Political Nobodies - We Decided This Election After All

Tessa Milligan | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tessa Milligan

Laughing in our faces and sending us on our way with threats to raise the minimum voting age to 21 is not going to help you. But feel free to carry on belittling us. Because as long as you do, the Tories will never win a majority again. Understood?

Labour Doing So Well In The General Election Did Not Surprise Me. I Predicted It Months Ago

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

As for the Parliamentary Labour Party be thankful that Jeremy Corbyn remained your leader in spite of the appalling way you treated him. Under any other leader many of you would have been without a job. So embrace Jeremy Corbyn and win the next general election which will no doubt be coming very shortly.

The Election Results Is Much Ado About Nothing

Shudong Li | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shudong Li

For Labour, revel in your success, you have deserved it but be aware of why it tastes so sweet. Exceeding expectations has its own trappings. The fight is only just beginning, and it is only going to get dirtier.

The Three Utterly British Reasons Why Scheduling The Queen's Speech Has Been A Problem

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

It’s a crucial event in the Parliamentary calendar - in fact, nothing can happen without it - but it looks like the Queen’s Speech is going to be ...


James Hargrave | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

You will all remember from school science lessons that two minuses make a plus. Not in politics it seems.

Corbyn Has Defied His Critics And Reshaped British Politics

Matt Hepburn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Matt Hepburn

And now, as the political elite and media comes to terms with this great paradigm shift, and a battered Conservative Party re-enters Parliament weakened and exposed, it is clear Corbyn and his policies have set Britain on a path with a new found vision that is here to stay. Remarkably, more than 150,000 people have joined the Labour Party since the election alone.

The UK Is In The Midst Of A National Nervous Breakdown

Professor Charles Lees | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Charles Lees

Today, the empire is long gone and so has the shared belief in the UK and what it means. The military prowess is not what it was, the nation's material progress has been eclipsed by that of its trading partners, and the belief in the superiority of UK institutions has taken a battering

Theresa May Was Asked How She's Feeling And Her Answer Was Just Plain Bizarre

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK

It’s been a tough few days for the Prime Minister - losing a Commons majority, forced to cosy up to the DUP and a Cabinet reshuffle that appears to ...

Five Things We've Learnt From The 2017 General Election

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

This is the third British general election I've covered as a journalist and it is, without a doubt, the most shocking of my life. Few, including myself, saw this coming. Yet here we are, and whilst it's still incredibly early, there are six things we can take away from Thursday's vote

General Election 2017: 20 Results You Don't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics

An election campaign that started off a foregone conclusion has certainly tightened up in its final weeks. With many polls showing Labour have closed ...

Opening Up Ownership To The Public

Mathew Lawrence | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Mathew Lawrence

The ownership of businesses is fundamental to how power and reward are distributed in society. Since the early 1980s the privatisation of major indust...

I Love The Labour Party - And That's Why I Want Them To Lose

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The Tories were supposed to win by a landslide. But since she called the election, Theresa May's lead over Labour has tumbled. Some pollsters put her lead at just four points. Though a healthy Tory majority is still on the cards, Labour look set to win more of the vote than they did under Ed Miliband in 2015. And that's bad, but not for the reason you might think.