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Vote Labour - Save Our Democracy

Tim Johnston | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Johnston

Tomorrow, vote for accounability, vote for democracy and - above all - vote for change.

The Heavy Price Of Student Debt On Mental Health

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Viewing our young people as a force for good; as future contributors to society and people to be invested in, will not only free them from debt slavery; such positive affirmation could provide a massive boost to their mental health.

The Political Event Of Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Mckenna | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

They say that Corbyn is entirely unelectable. But the rabidity with which they denounce him, the sheer ferocity of the attacks, suggests that, deep inside, they fear the very opposite to be true.

How To Win The General Election? Do A Greg Knight

Charlie Proctor | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Proctor

Sir Greg Knight - an obscure figure only known to the most devoted of political followers. Or that was the case until Tuesday morning when his campaign video went viral due to the catchy jingle that sent social media into a storm.

A Tory Van Blew Over On A Motorway And People Think It Was A Perfect Metaphor

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

While we’ve yet to see how they’ll do in government if they win in this week’s election, it looks like the self-proclaimed “strong and stable...

This Is What The UK Has Lost Since Austerity Began

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

In 2010 the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government embarked on a programme of austerity in response to the devastating financial crisis of 2008. Its aim wa...

Progressive Tactical Voting Website In Last Ditch Attempt To Make People Swap Votes

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

The tactical voting website that began life as a humble spreadsheet has been crowdfunding to raise money to target voters in key marginal seats. In 20...

Voters Won't Thanks A New Government That Lets Housing Reform Fail

Christian Faes | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Christian Faes

Despite the brevity of this General Election campaign, neither of the major parties' respective campaigns have managed to keep voters focussed on their preferred policy issues. Instead, we have seen a bitter presidential-like campaign pitting leader against leader. Whatever your allegiance, it's hard to think of a more divisive and personal contest in recent British history.

Letter To Ukip Voters: Make History Once More

Tim Johnston | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Johnston

On Thursday, take one last swipe at the elites - Re-Brexit this country - take back the power they stole from you and prove - yet again - that the establishment will not dictate the course of this country and it is we - the people - who will determine its future. On June 8th, make history once more - break the establishment, vote Labour - and change this country forever.

Why The Tories Are Not My Cuppa

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Anastasia Kyriacou

On Thursday, Britain heads to the polls to cast a vote that will determine which political party will shape the next five years. Here is why the Tories are absolutely not my cup of tea...

A View Of The Manifestos: Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

The prominence mental health has played in the manifestos is a victory not just for those suffering from mental health problems and the clinicians working in mental health, but for our society in general.

21,500 Reasons Not To Vote Conservative On Thursday

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

I think we could all be forgiven for wondering what impact a fully staffed police force would have had on these recent acts of terror if Mrs May had had the balls to demand the taxes to fund it. I cannot and will not vote for a woman who cares so little about the safety of the people in this country. If you feel the same way then use your vote wisely on Thursday.

Five Questions To Ask Before You Vote

Francesca Martinez | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Francesca Martinez

1. WHO FUNDS THE PARTIES? The Conservatives are heavily funded by wealthy business owners and bankers.[1a, 1b] Many of their donors use tax avoidance...

Here Are The Words Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Have Tweeted Most Since The Election Was Called

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics

With social media playing a bigger part in our democracy than ever before, politicians are expected to hit the right notes with their online communica...

Listen Up Young People: Don't Kiss Your Future Goodbye

Tessa Milligan | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tessa Milligan

We have been repeatedly screwed over for the past seven years. Why? The Conservative Party do not care about you or me. Why? Because not enough people in our age group vote. So let's be clear: the smaller the amount of young people who vote on June 8th, the harder we get screwed.

Theresa May's Deal With Donald Trump Will Harm The UK Much More Than Brexit

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

TTIP aimed to curb regulations and remove all customs duties on corporations trading between the US and the EU, as well as removing 'non-tariff trade barriers'. This broad and ill-defined term included any law, financial regulation, ethical code, health standard or environmental protection that restricted the operations of US corporations within the EU.

Senior Labour And Tory Figures Say General Election Will Go Ahead As Planned

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Politics

Senior Tory and Labour figures this morning said the general election must go ahead as planned on June 8. Brexit secretary David Davis and shadow fore...

Tories and Labour Suspend National Election Campaigning In Wake Of London Bridge Attack

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories, Labour and Lib Dems have suspended national election campaigning in the wake of the terror attack on London Bridge, sparking a debate on t...

‘If I Were Prime Minister...’ Folkestone Voters Tell HuffPost UK Their Priorities

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Politics

We asked participants of our HuffPost UK-Edelman focus group what they would do if they were Prime Minister for the day. In the wake of the terrorist ...

Has Toryism Really Come Out Of The Blue And Into The Red?

Professor Benjamin Selwyn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Benjamin Selwyn

What these examples of industrial policy have in common is their intention to boost firm profits. They are not designed to enhance worker's incomes, their bargaining power vis-à-vis employers, and certainly not their ability to influence either private or public economic policy. So is Toryism really coming out of blue and into the red? Well it still looks pretty blue to me.

Tory Net Migration Target Will Cost Treasury £6 Billion, Say Greens

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tory plans to cut net migration to 100,000 could cost the Treasury billions, according to the Greens. Co-leader Caroline Lucas will make a speech defe...

Tories Rake In £3.8 Million In Donations In Third Week Of Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories have piled up £3.8 million in donations in the third week of the election campaign - ten times as much as Labour. The Electoral Commission...

The Impending Nursing Shortage And How To Fix it

Danny Bowman | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

Whichever political party you support I encourage you to back this approach which could help not only provide social and economic mobility for more people in the future but could play a vital role in maintaining the NHS for this generation and the next.

Debate: Theresa May Doesn't Respect Or Trust the Voters

Bob Morgan | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

What is at the heart of this is that Theresa May and 'her team' do not respect or trust ordinary voters enough to make a judgement - and that can't be good for this country. She and they don't even trust core Tory voters enough to have Mrs May show a bit of courage under adversity and earn their respect.

Centrists Need A Home - And To Back Brexit

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

Labour is for a soft Brexit - they want to maintain the UK's access to the single market. This would retain many of the commitments of being a member of the European Union without us being able to influence any of the rules governing it. Hardly honouring the referendum result. This is less an indictment of Labour than of the intellectual problem of being a soft Brexiteer.