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Stand Up and Be Counted!

Phill Hudson | Posted 20.11.2014 | 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 20.10.2014 | 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...

Lord Freud 'Not Worth £300 A Day Expenses,' Say Disabled People

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Disabled people in Britain have caused controversy by suggesting that Lord Freud is "not worth the full £300 daily expenses" he is entitled to. ...

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

Tory Councillor Wants To Ban Food Banks For People On 'Good Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory councillor who once described golliwogs as "nostalgic, not racist" has called for those on "good benefits" to be banned from using food banks a...

Jessica Elgot

Farage Invited To Take Part In Election 2015 Leaders Debates | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's Nigel Farage should take part in the leaders' debates ahead of the 2015 general election, according to the coalition of broadcasters who have s...

Ukip Won't Do A Deal With Cameron, Says Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has accused the Westminster parties of running a smear campaign against them and has ruled out entering into any form of election pact with the C...

Mental Health: Waiting for Support

Danny Bowman | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

After our hyper political season with the party conferences, one of the big questions was how to lower waiting times for mental health in our NHS which has only been answered by one party; The Liberal Democrats.

A New Workforce of the Lowest Paid

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Did anyone spot the commitment in both the main parties' conference speeches to create a new workforce of thousands of young people - millions even - paid just £2.73 an hour? Actually the initiative wasn't just spotted but welcomed, alongside promises on zero hours contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

The Future of Human Rights in Britain According to the Conservative Party

Schona Jolly | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Human rights exist for all human beings. It should not be in the gift of government to decide whether to apply them to person A or person B. These proposals set Britain back on a path to the first half of the 20th Century...

Charlotte Meredith

Humanity Despairs As The Daily Express And Mail Celebrate The End Of Human Rights | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

Two of Britain's tabloids have enthusiastically responded to Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and renegotiate the terms of our human rights ag...

Farage Is Quids In Thanks To His New Millionaire Backer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's latest Tory defector, the former party donor Arron Banks, has pledged to give Ukip a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for ...

We Need More Real People in Politics!

Phill Hudson | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

I think being a locally focused MP is almost like cabinet career suicide. Off the top of my head I can't think of anyone in the cabinet now or in the shadow cabinet whom are there purely to represent their local constituents.

PM Impersonates A Northerner, A Horrified Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron may have got the Tories chuckling during his keynote conference speech on Wednesday after he jokingly impersonated former Foreign Secret...

Is William Hague The Greatest Living Yorkshireman? Here's 10 Other Options

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's assertion that the former F...

Cameron Pledges To Raise Threshold For 40p Tax Rate To £50,000

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

The threshold at which workers pay the higher 40p rate of income tax will rise to £50,000 if the Conservatives win next year's general election, Davi...