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Cameron's Election Strategist Wants To See Polls Banned In Run-Up To Vote

PA | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Politics

The mastermind behind the Tory election victory has delivered a stinging rebuke to commentators who failed to see the result coming - and urged a ban ...

Here's Who's Actually Supporting And Opposing The Human Rights Act

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act have provoked extreme reactions on both sides of the debate. The plans are so divisive, there are now cracks b...

A Post-Election Call to Arms Against Simplism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Let's start this by challenging the simplism of the debates about the next Labour leader to go beyond what seems to be the only question currently being asked, whether the party should be more or less 'New' Labour. It's simple, who's with me?

Why Politics Will Always Be Deemed More Important Than Any Human Cost

Becky Hopper | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

The Conservative government, whether as an individual you voted for it or not, was a majority, a clean shove for the Torys back into power - without the dilution we got from the Lib Dems - which in itself, caused a huge amount of fear and upset for a lot of people - specifically those who aren't well off financially.

How to Make Eton Mess the Right Way

Chris Sav | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

This is a dessert that I started eating on 8 May, and will continue to stuff my face with every day for the next five years. Whether you're ordering it at a restaurant or making it for a dinner party, It's such an indulgent, quick and simple recipe that can be whipped up and ready to eat before you realise your human rights have disappeared.

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

David Cameron Gets First Warnings Of Backbench Revolt Over Human Rights Act Axing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron could face a backbench revolt over proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act. Repealing the Act is expected to be included in the Queen...

Russell Brand Takes Responsibility For 'F*cking Up The Election'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK

He seemed to thoroughly enjoy getting involved in the run-up to the General Election, interviewing Ed Miliband, Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas - b...

What Now for the National Minimum Wage?

George Wilson | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
George Wilson

The social justice case for a higher minimum wage will not be heard again alone. Rather the destabilising language of economics will be used to promote and obstruct a policy that will be relied upon by millions.

Some 'British Values' Forgetful Theresa May Didn't Come Up With...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics

While defending controversial plans to fast-track a crackdown on radicalisation, Home Secretary Theresa May seemed to struggle somewhat to define what...

The Tories Are Set to Destroy Our Country: I Won't Just 'Get Over' That

Bradley Allsop | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The Conservatives have won this election by painting all deviations from their 'long-term economic plan' as absurd and dangerous, aided by a Labour Party utterly unable to form a counter narrative, a deliciously hypocritical yet depressingly successful manoeuvre. They have, just as Thatcher did, managed to convince just enough of the electorate that there are 'no alternatives' to austerity, privatisation, poverty and inequality to romp home to victory. This clever ploy may have boosted them to a majority in the Commons, but it'll bring the country to its knees.

David Cameron Will Fast-Track Controversial Radicalisation Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics

Just days after kissing goodbye to the Lib Dem coalition and forming the first all-Tory government since 1992, David Cameron will today announce contr...

Your New Equalities Minster Voted Against Gay Marriage (And So Did The Last One)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics

The new Conservative minister for equalities voted against same-sex marriage and once said the state had "no right to redefine marriage." Caroline...

The Left Is Wrong to Demonise Tory Voters

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

As the result of the General Election started to emerge, my social media news feeds were inundated with posts, slamming the electorate for the party t...

High Street Blues?

simon baldwin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
simon baldwin

The election result was a big shock: no one predicted the Conservatives would win an outright majority and no one forecast the SNP tsunami. It has shown us that the old rules no long apply. What once was does not have to be. Despite the perceived political differences, if towns and cities across the UK grasp that, the future doesn't have to be blue.

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Didn't Vote Tory

Alice Carder | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alice Carder

Politics of fear and hate cannot survive long in the hearts of those who have love and hope. Do not let this election divide and conquer. Unite and survive.

Will The Conservative Party Help Young People?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For many young people, this was their first time voting in a General Election. Last week’s emphatic result of David Cameron and the Conservative...

Labour Knew Something Before The Election It Didn't Want To Share With Anyone

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics

Labour’s own data showed that the party was behind in the immediate run-up to the election, Ed Miliband’s pollster has revealed. James Morris t...

No, the Tories Aren't Trying to Screw You Over

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

I really hope I don't have to tell you how false this conspiracy is, although I might just be a part of that exact vile Tory plot.

The SNP and the Labour Movement

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

The SNP and the labour movement now go hand in hand. They won the debate by pushing those ideas. The left, in what will remain of Britain, need to seek a similarly united politics - one that rests on the idea of helping neighbours in our imagined community.

Don't Wait Until 2020: Make the Tories Tremble Today

Bradley Allsop | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The next five years will be hard and cruel and will bring us closer to the edge than we thought possible but it can bring us closer to each other too. We face a crisis of truly staggering proportions, a planet and her people crying out for relief and change.

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.

Putting Mental Health on the Agenda

Kat Pugh | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Kat Pugh

It's mental health awareness week, and whilst the country is still reeling from the election shock, there has never been a better time to raise awareness of mental health.

Say Goodbye To The Human Rights Act Now The Tories Are In Charge

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary, is wasting no time pushing forward with controversial Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. Gove has r...

Where the Left Went Wrong

Sarah Dougherty | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Dougherty

I am a member of the Liberal Democrats, but I write this piece as a member of the left more generally. And it's really quite a simple one. Looking at the results of last week's election, we fundamentally failed and were catastrophically wrong. Parties on the left have stopped responding to the electorate, and started talking at them instead.