UK Conservatives

The Date Is Set For The TV Debates - But Will Cameron Be There

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

David Cameron and Ed Miliband will be pitched in a head-to-head live televised debate exactly a week before the May 7 general election, if the TV show...

A Controversial Proposition - An Honest Day's Work for an Honest Day's Pay

Michael Havis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Havis

The life of a jobseeker is not that of a bon viveur. It wasn't when I graduated amid a deep recession, nor is it today. Still, there was once a basic dignity in it if you were making an effort. Not for much longer it would seem.

The Tories Are Hemorrhaging Support From Christians

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative support among Christians has dropped by a third since the last election, in new research that will lend weight to the Tories allegations ...

Cameron To Force NEETs to Carry Out 30 Hours Of Community Work A Week 'From Day One'

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has unveiled plans to force all unemployed 18 to 21 year olds who claim benefits to carry out community work, as part of the Conservativ...

What Has Become of the £375Billion Created by the Bank of England Under Quantitative Easing?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Politicians and opinion-formers, please stop listening to the "moneymen". Go back to first principles and start using some common sense.

Five Reasons the Tories Are Just Like Big Kids

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Ellis-Gage

Children are simple souls really. They are quite easy to please. If you can make them laugh then they will be your friend. So at nursery or school there are always a few kids who try to take on the class clown role.

Universal Credit Explained In One Handy Fact Sheet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Comedy

The government has begun its roll-out of universal credit. Here's what you need to know about the benefits system overhaul... (Fact sheet creat...

Ed Miliband's Got A Pink Bus - But It'll Probably Just Drive Him To Election Defeat

Simon Ward | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon Ward

I really don't get Labour's campaign at the moment. It's like they're heading into a football match with a 10-0 advantage, up against nine men who are all in blindfolds, and they still end up getting trounced.

What's Good for Big Business is not Necessarily Good for Us

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

To reap the greatest benefits for the majority of Britons we can't simply accept the economic ideology of the richest, most profitable sectors of our economy. They will always support lower taxes and less regulation, and adherence to this form of economics, as recent history has shown, is not a healthy way to sustain an economy.

Is This a Tax Avoidance or a Pink Bus Election?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

This week could be seen as the defining moment of the 2015 election. The week that the true nature of the election made itself clear. Whether it is going to be an election based on policy or frippery - a tax avoidance or a pink bus election.

This Could Be The Answer To 'Dodgy' Political Donors

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has urged his party to break its reliance on millionaires and embrace the need for more state funding of politics. After a ...

Why the Conservatives Need to Start Talking About Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

In the run up to the General Election in 2015 so far, I have been watching with batted breath on which party's if any would pounce on the issue of mental health and push a positive policy towards a better future for the mentally ill.

This Is How Much You Need To Earn To Dine With A Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party's annual Black And White Fundraiser on Monday saw the rich and famous elite splashing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to r...

The Housing Crisis: Why Can't We Build More Council Houses?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Value-for-money has been the deafening cry of free market ideologues and politicians on the right. Keep governments out, privatize, and let the market work its magic to produce the most efficient solution, they say...

Gove: 'Lib Dems Need To Stop Trying To Take Credit For The Nice Stuff'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tory Chief Whip Michael Gove has hit out at the Liberal Democrats, accusing them of trying to take the credit for Conservative policies in government....

The Tories Are Spending Millions To Make You 'Like' Them

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives are spending over £1 million a year on getting their party greater prominence on Facebook, leading to accusations that they are jus...

PMQs Without The Shouting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ah, Wednesday. The point in every politico's week when we get to watch a group of overpaid middle-aged white men shouting at each other. Here's wha...

What the Greek Result Means for the British Election

Stuart Thomson | Posted 29.03.2015 | 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 27.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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.