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May's Good Government

Adrian Brown | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Brown

Theresa May's speech at the Tory Party Conference espousing "the good that government can do" has been interpreted as a political land-grab reposition...

IDS Is Waking Up To Brexit

Tom Brake | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

It is a bit rich for the man who made EU baiting and hating an Olympic sport to claim the BBC is obsessed with Brexit. If the BBC or anyone else is obsessed with Brexit it is because our exit from the EU is going to dominate the government's and therefore the media's agenda for probably the next three or four years.

Michael Gove Has Leapt To Boris Johnson's Defence Over *That* Newspaper Column

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

Michael Gove has spoken out in defence of Boris Johnson after the emergence of a previously unseen newspaper column in which the foreign secretary bac...

Tory Councillor Starts Petition To Jail Remainers For Life, Gets Utterly Ridiculed Instead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Christian Holliday Suspended After Calling for Brexit Opposition To Be A Criminal Offence A Tory councillor has started a petition to make tr...

The 'Tory Timewarp' Is The Latest Musical Craze Sweeping The UK

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Comedy

Feeling a little bit of political déjà vu lately? Strikes? A rise in “national pride”? Not being part of the EU? It’s almost like some kind of...

David's Cameron Has Revealed His First Job Since Stepping Down As PM

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

David Cameron has revealed his first job since he stepped down as prime minister. Cameron will help oversee the expansion of the National Citizen Se...

Queen Of Omnishambles Theresa May And The Brexit Bunglers

Will Black | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

There are Leave voters, as well as Remainers, who believe that the team chosen to deal with Brexit is so poor that it was deliberately selected to thwart the process. Though an amusing idea, I'm not convinced that this is true. However, whether by design or ineptitude, what we have seen from Theresa May and her team so far hasn't lifted her from the characterisation of Queen of the Omnishambles.

Jeremy Hunt Is The Biggest Ever

Rob Davidson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Davidson

Is Jeremy Hunt the most hated, distrusted Health Secretary of all time? This might be disputed, after all, no one has made a viral rap song about Jere...

Respect Local Democracy And Keep Britain Frack-Free

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with this government and fracking? They seem to be obsessed with drilling; the proven safe and truly renewable wind and solar energies are not for them. They want the earth penetrated by drilling and the injection of high pressure water, laced with a cocktail of nasty chemicals and sand, to frack the hell out of the rocks beneath our beautiful countryside.

Stand By Me: Who Supports The Workers Now?

John Hayes | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Hayes

"A change is gonna come" rifted the PM this week, in Birmingham, evoking memories of the legendary Sam Cooke. The Tories are the supporters of "working class people." We'll see, but one must borrow from one of Sam Cooke's most famous covers and ask in reply: who will stand by the workers now?

Theresa May: The Not-So-Secret Hardcore Brexiteer

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

While May's public engagement during the EU referendum campaign was minimal, her words and deeds since taking the keys to Number 10 have confirmed one obvious fact; our new Prime Minister is the not-so-secret hardcore Brexiteer.

Has Andrea Leadsom Got The Message After Tories Rally Against Hunting?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Eduardo Goncalves

Voters in Andrea Leadsom's own constituency -and indeed those in the constituency of Theresa May - are opposed by huge margins to a return to fox-hunting. According to a projection carried out by Ipsos MORI, 81% of voters Andrea Leadsom's constituency back the Hunting Act, with just 18% favouring repeal. In Theresa May's constituency, the figure is 80%.

My Immediate, Unplanned, Angry Response To Tory Racist Rhetoric

Ben Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

To discriminate against people on the basis of their place of birth is prejudice and once upon a time it was illegal in this country. Your party shames the memory of our heritage, shames the country it claims to represent and shames me. I hope it shames you too.

Sam Cooke, Puff Daddy and Michael Jackson: The Songs Theresa May Referenced In Her Conference Speech

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May today had one message she really wanted to get across in her keynote conference speech: a change is going to come. The Prime Minister used...

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right - Never Have The Liberal Democrats Been More Needed

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

So, if you feel abandoned by parties which have been overtaken by the extremes, I implore you: Come home...join the Liberal Democrats!

Watch As Theresa May Slays Boris Johnson With Conference Speech Gag

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May today turned the tables on Boris Johnson as she slayed him with a joke at the Tory Party Conference. To raucous laughter from activists an...

The Angry Men Of British Politics Have Forced The Government Down A Brexit Cul-De-Sac

Tom Brake | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

How has our new PM responded to the destructive instability Brexit has created for a whole continent? She has appointed the three leading Brexiteers Johnson, Fox, and Davis to lead the Brexit negotiations. Is she serious? They got us into this fine mess in the first place.

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Equality Between Generations Is In Terminal Decline In Britain

Chris King | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Chris King

People born in the early 1980s have almost half the average median household wealth of those born a decade earlier, according to a report released on ...

Boris Johnson Might Have Just Managed To Offend An Entire Continent

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson managed to describe the entire continent of Africa as “that country”. While speaking to the Conservative Party con...

Philip Hammond Axes George Osborne's Deficit Reduction Timetable And Vows To Borrow To Invest

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond today tore up Government plans to get the country running a surplus by 2020 and indicated he would be happy to borrow more cash. The Ch...

Kardashians, Tom Hanks and Ice-Cream Snickers: 9 Weird Moments From Boris Johnson's Conservative Conference Speech

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson delivered a sober and sensible speech at the Conservative Party conference this afternoon – well, almost. In what was his first confer...

Tory Support For The Fox Hunting Ban Just Reached An All-Time High

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Fox hunting is growing increasingly unpopular among Conservatives - but that isn’t stopping Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom from wanting a deba...

Tory Councillor Causes Outrage Over Comments About Murdered MP Jo Cox's Seat

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

A Tory councillor has prompted disgust for arguing his party should contest the seat left empty by the murder of Jo Cox. Simon Cooke, leader of the Co...