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On The Last Day Of Parliament, The Tories Hid This News...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Comedy

While we were all feeling festive and paying attention to the EU, the Conservative government were a little bit cheeky and dropped a bomb of bad news ...

"Proof of Rape Please" - Why Restricting Child Tax Credits to Two Children Resurrects a Degrading Victorian Moralism

Emma-Louise Boynton | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Politics
Emma-Louise Boynton

The policy raises a number of obvious concerns, which Thewliss immediately drew attention to following the budget announcement. Firstly, a policy concerned with limiting the number of children people have through financial disincentives is tantamount to social engineering.

Suella Fernandes: Why I Love Stella Creasy, Hated The Shrillness Of The Tax Credit Debate And Love France

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK Politics

Suella Fernandes The 2015 General Election saw 176 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, The...

18 MPs Visited Their Royal Mail Sorting Offices Today And Loved It

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and MPs are visiting their local postal sorting offices. Political history dictates that elected Mem...

Owen Jones Tells Tories To Look At Their Own Record When It Comes To 'Trolls'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

Political commentator Owen Jones has hit out at those who politicise online abuse amidst claims that "left-wing" trolls are representative of the enti...

Let's End This Cycle of Violence

Alice Charles | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Alice Charles

As I write, a man is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked with a machete at Leytonstone Tube Station. As the suspect attacked, it was report...

Not In My Name: Why Bombing Syria Won't Change Anything

Lauren Davies | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

Even with the laughter and the jokes that could be heard in the chamber, it would be too cynical to suggest that any MPs decision was made lightly. Yet with no evidence to suggest that the intervention will achieve its aims, the jump to air strikes seems premature and a disservice to the constituents of this country, but a horrific injustice to the people of Syria.

Corbyn's Labour: Sometimes Turkeys Do Vote for Christmas

John Thalassites | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
John Thalassites

Maybe it is because Christmas is coming up, but today I am in the mood to discuss festive food. Turkeys and lambs and the Tories' favourite stocking-fillers (no, not blonde activists from the home counties), hen-pecked Labour moderates.

Explaining the Rise of the World's Highest Tuition Fees

John Thalassites | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
John Thalassites

Instead, we should remember the quality of a Bristol education and remember that the most effective way to safeguard our interests is to get involved with politics at a local level, canvassing and campaigning, balloting and speaking. We can cast our votes carefully, consider the Government's reasons for rising tuition fees, and maybe, we could even ask ourselves if we wouldn't do just the same if we were in David Cameron's shoes.

Autumn Statement - Don't Celebrate Tax Credit Reversal Just Yet

Nick Stephenson | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Autumn Statement provides a second bite of the cherry for a Chancellor to clear up the mistakes they made in their budget earlier in the year. We...

Counting the Ravens: This is What Happens When The Opposition Opposes Feckless Govenment

Karl Davis | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Today's headlines will surely carry a bevvy of negative headlines surrunding Jeremy Corbyn. After all, the day does end in a "y". Behind the ongoing m...

Developers Can Now Get Public Money To Build: Here Are The Ones Who Donated To The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

One group who will be happy that taxpayers money will now pay for developers to build houses are those who run the companies themselves. Coincident...

Nice Work If You Can Get: Tories Hand Esther McVey Transport Job With £32k Salary For 60 Days Work

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

Ex-Tory Employment Minister Esther McVey has been handed a top job by her old Conservative pals – along with salary of £32,000 for just 60 days wo...

That Manifesto: Time for NHS Reform?

Simon Fairweather | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Fairweather

In an increasingly capitalist world it is easy to give in to temptation, however, that is neither the ethos nor the mandate of a socialist NHS. Before forcing through change let us talk yet perhaps more importantly; let us listen. Only then we can devise a strategy on how to deliver the future, together.

'No Point' In London Bus Lanes Says Mayoral Hopeful Zac Goldsmith

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

The Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith, has been lambasted for saying there will soon be "no point in having bus lanes". Goldsm...

Tuition Fees: An Unreasonable Burden or Inescapable Necessity?

Thomas Smith | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.

Could the UK Ever Have a British Indian Prime Minister?

Varun Bhanot | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Varun Bhanot

British Indians have never felt more established than at this moment, and it is a great celebration of our vibrant democracy that should one aspire to the highest office in the land, the broader society would be in full support. What was an impossible pipe-dream to the displaced migrants in the 1960s, could perhaps be a near-distant reality.

The Government Are Destroying the Futures of Young People: we Cannot Suffer in Silence

Tom Bailey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

In 2005, David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservatives in the hope that his youthful and moderate image would appeal to younger voters. He ...

Junior Doctors Must Act - We Must be Fearless, Brave and United in the Face of Tyranny and Greed. If That Makes Me Militant then So Be It.

Chris James | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Chris James

If Jeremy Hunt offers junior doctors a genuine pay rise, with safe hours and watertight assurances that doctors will be valued and paid appropriately for hours worked then I hope we add on a single caveat and are truly "militant" in its application:

Not Just a Game

Helen Chandler | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Chandler

Earlier this week I was playing Ludo with my six year old daughter. She was beating me hands down, and at one point landed on my last hope counter and...

A Tory for Corbyn - The One You Weren't Expecting

David Taylor | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Taylor

I'm probably what you'd expect from a young Tory voter. I've done my fair share of campaigning and working for the party. I spent two years working in Conservative HQ and clocked up countless miles of campaigning. I also like Jeremy Corbyn. Correction, I REALLY like Jeremy Corbyn.

When a Tory Disagrees With the Conservative Government

Tom Morgan | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Morgan

It's tough to be a young person in a world of unpaid internships, zero-hour contracts and 50p pints, but it'd be a whole lot easier if government criticism didn't add itself to the list of woes.

Tory MP Boycotts Treasury Minister's Visit To His Town To Protest Against Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP is boycotting a Treasury Minister’s visit to his constituency in protest at the proposed cuts to tax credits. Stephen McPartland, MP fo...

Six Reasons To Query David Cameron's '40% Of European Migrants Are Supported By Benefits' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron’s claim that “around 40 per cent” of European Economic Area migrants are support by UK benefits is “uncertain”, according to t...

Mick Cash's Daily Politics Rant Makes It Clear He Won't Be 'Lectured By Millionaires'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Any TV debate that faces off Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi against secretary of the RMT workers union, Mick Cash, promises fireworks, and today's enco...