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Tory MP Says Jeremy Corbyn Could Win General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has said that Jeremy Corbyn could well win a general election - and warned recent events show that he must be taken seriously. Speaking on B...

Commodity v Utility: The Heart Of The Housing Crisis

Simon Sapper | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

House builders have reignited the housing debate with two new reports. First Berkeley Homes' boss Rob Perrins garnered publicity for calling out the P...

In Our Nightmare Politics Age, We Cannot Afford A Dispirited Or Insular Left

Bradley Allsop | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

If you agitate, agitate. If you sing, dance, paint, petition, campaign, teach or occupy, do it and do it quickly. Whatever you do, do it for love, tolerance, equality and hope: the fight isn't over, we aren't finished and we can have a better world than this, but only if we fight for it.

Westminster Must Learn Trump Culture Fast: The Pres' Elect Is A Bully And Farage Is A Deluded Pawn

Charlie Mullins | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Those inside the Conservative party, and others screaming from the side-lines, need to wise up on how people like Donald Trump do business. He is a classic bully, and if the recent election isn't a good indicator of that then there is no hope that we will ever be able to deal with his underhand tactics.

Where Will All That Anger Go When The Populist Promises of Trump And Brexit Turn Out Hollow?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

We live in dangerous times. And only the left, reunited and reinvigorated, with a clear plan on how it can genuinely improve the lives of those left behind by globalisation, can save us.

Lord Chancellor Breaks Silence As People Ask 'Where's Liz Truss' Over Brexit Ruling Backlash

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK

Lord chancellor and justice secretary Liz Truss has broken her silence on the issue of attacks on the judiciary over Thursday’s Article 50 ruling af...

Not Challenging Immigration Rhetoric Now Will Lead Society Down A Dark Path

Bradley Allsop | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

For every single one of us that stands up, another child receives a pair of shoes or a warm meal, another mind is changed and heart softened and, as more of us do so, another politician starts to listen and has a reason to speak about migration in a different way. In a world that screams at us not to care, not to challenge, not to go against the crowd, be brave and take a stand. Human lives are at stake.

The Homelessness Reduction Bill Is A Step In The Right Direction

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

t is still underfunded, and hopefully the prospect additional funds will be raised during the Third Reading, but it is a step, perhaps only a small step, in the right direction. Charities have accomplished truly incredible feats with limited resources, but now the government needs to take some responsibility.

Tory MP Branded 'Nutter' After Comparing Unpaid Internships To Slavery

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Tory MP has caused uproar after comparing unpaid internships to slavery, saying young people are “forced” to work for free. Alec Shelbrooke, wh...

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

30 Years Of Tory Bus Privatisation And There's No Reason To Celebrate

Daniel Zeichner | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Zeichner

For the past 30 years, bus companies have been able to put profit above passengers. We won't waste this chance to change the way buses are run in our country. Unlike buses, two opportunities to do that won't come along at once.

The Rebirth Of Liberal England?

Tom Brake | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

Across the country, Lib Dem membership is soaring. We are now at our highest membership in over a decade. That's more members than joined during our protest of the Iraq War and more than during the heights of Cleggmania.

We've Backed A New Heathrow Runway... Now We Need To Build It!

Rob Gray | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Rob Gray

If Theresa May is serious about making our country 'a global leader in free trade' then a new runway at the UK's biggest port is a sure way to show the world that Britain is ready and open for business.

To Achieve A Successful Brexit Britain Must Be Fully Open For Business

Grant Shapps | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Grant Shapps

If there is one thing that all businesses crave it is certainty. Yet, Brexit unavoidably generates uncertainty. And whilst Theresa May rightly says it's our job to make a success of leaving the EU, this will be far easier to achieve and much more prosperous to experience, if we send an unequivocal message that Britain remains fully open for business.

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.