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What the Greek Result Means for the British Election

Stuart Thomson | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The Greek elections really show that politics can generate interest and excitement. In their hearts, electorates really want their Governments to govern and to do things. It may suit Nick Clegg to try for honesty with the electorate about can and cannot be achieved by Government but Greece shows that sometimes they want dynamism and action.

The Welsh Nationalists Want People In England To Vote Green

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Plaid Cymru has told Welsh people living in England to vote for the Green Party, in order to increase the chances of a hung parliament after May 7. ...

If The Election Was Conducted On Tinder 'Dave' Would Be On To A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Most Brits will be thinking long and hard about which party to vote for in May's general election, but what the whole thing was played out on Tinder? ...

Ed Miliband Might Want To Avoid Looking At These Polls

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

The Tories have gained a shaky lead over Labour, with the latest polls putting them a point ahead of the opposition. A ComRes survey for the Indepe...

The Young Are the Future and it Is Green

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

It is gratifying to see that the young are showing the rest of us how democracy should really work. We need to concentrate on policies and not the way politicians speak, or dress, or loyalty to a party as if it were a football team. They are saying we want a real change; we want a vision that encompasses our duty to fellow human beings, and our connections with others beyond our borders, and our moral duty to those less fortunate, to the poor and vulnerable.

Top Five Reasons Mental Health Needs to Be on the Agenda

Danny Bowman | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

These facts are awful when you think of the effects such as drinking is a depressant and has been known to be used as a crutch in the mental illness depression or for example drugs such as cannabis make you 30% more likely to develop the debilitating illness of schizophrenia.

The Government's Failure to Tackle Youth Unemployment is Ridiculous

James Morris | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Morris

Ordinarily, an impending election would whip politicians into a mad frenzy of desperately trying to rectify such a disaster; then things might actually change. Another good reason for young people to vote.

Isn't It Time We Forgave Nick Clegg?

John Fletcher | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Fletcher

Nick Clegg is probably the modern politician who seems to try the hardest to engage with the public; despite the almost constantly negative responses. He hosts a weekly radio show, makes frequent public appearances (even set to appear on Channel 4's The Last Leg to try and convince at least one undecided voter directly) and has been a vocal critic of the delays in the Chilcot Report.

As Europe Eases Into Quantitative Easing, It's Time for Green QE

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Those of us who have decried the way the policies of austerity and monetary stimulus have been used to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor should be arguing now that, when the ECB loosens the purse-strings, it must use the principle of sustainability to guide how QE should be implemented...

The Rise of the Greens

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Cameron has concluded that the Greens are powerful and relevant enough to potentially split the left. I disagree with Mr. Cameron on almost everything, but on this we agree. The Greens are now a threatening political force. The sneaky rise of the Greens is over. The Greens have risen.

Tories Aspire to Full Employment - But Will Do Nothing to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

For full employment to become a reality, any government needs to ensure all of Britain benefits from prosperity. The coalition would rather make empty rhetorical gestures than actually work towards real opportunities for all.

Tory MP Wrestles A Cage Fighter With Satisfyingly Predictable Results

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative MP Steve Baker has released two videos of himself being pummeled and humiliated by a much larger man - all for "research", he says. Th...

Clueless Within Europe, Rudderless Without

Gavin Devine | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Britain's role within Europe is going to be much discussed in the coming months. A lot of truths and untruths will be trotted out by both sides of the debate. We will hear a lot of myths about what the UK can achieve vis-à-vis Europe in terms of reforming the EU and its institutions, or in terms of the relationship we can have if we leave...

Being An Atheist As Hard For Tories As Being Gay, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics

It is as difficult for Conservative MPs to admit they are atheist as it is for gay people to be open about their sexuality, a veteran Tory has said. ...

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

How the Tories Sold British Democracy

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

The coalition government has much to answer for since 2010. Yet what seems to escape almost all notice is their relentless attacks on the very fabric of British democracy. The conventional guarantee against totalitarianism in any democratic society is the Rule of Law, separation of powers, and public access to legitimate scrutiny of executive action. This was arguably a well-founded existence in Britain, until recently.

Cameron's Six Election Priorities Have Seemingly Annoyed Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has set out his priorities as the general election draws near, but seems to have to upset both sides of the political divide in the proc...

After Charlie Hebdo, Is It 'Time For Ukip'? This Candidate Thinks So

The Huffington Post UK | Kumail Jaffer | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

One of Ukip's most prominent candidates has caused a social media stir by suggesting that the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack means that it is "time fo...

May's Plans To Kick Out Foreign Students 'Blocked By Osborne'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Home secretary Theresa May's plans to kick out foreign students after they graduate have been blocked by Tory leaders, in a campaign reportedly led by...

How Have Millionaire Tories Convinced Us Immigrants and the Poor Are to Blame for Poverty?

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.

Tories' 'Road To Recovery' Is.. In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories' much vaunted election poster campaign was in tatters on Saturday night after it emerged that the featured "road" was in fact a picture tak...

Racism, Homophobia and Bigotry (No, Not Ukip)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not claiming other parties to be racist or homophobic... It is pure intellectual dishonesty for members of those parties to claim that Ukip is, because they - like us - have had members who have said and done some unacceptable things.

10 Most Dubious New Years Honours

Jack May | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

The New Year always brings, amongst other things, the New Years Honours List. Most of these are great - amazing figures in local communities doing amazing things, or long-suffering civil servants and high-flying diplomats being rewarded for something about 'British interests'.

It's On: Parties Stake Out Battlegrounds For 2015

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will kick-start the general election year today by promoting the Tories' first campaign poster - with the slogan "Let's Stay on the Road...

Useful Idiots Nigel Farage and Russell Brand Are Helping Pave the Way for the Victory of the New/Old Tory Right

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

It is difficult to know whether novelty sock puppet Nigel Farage thinks he and his squinty-eyed troop of yokels have really become a force in UK politics or if he is in fact a fully paid-up stooge of a vast conspiracy of right-wing Tories who communicate via secret messages in the weave of their tweed that only they can understand.