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Reforming Apprenticeships - Four Tips for the Tories

Channon Zhangazha | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Channon Zhangazha

Apprenticeships are attracting a huge amounts of interest from across the political spectrum. We've come a long way from the days when Tony Blair is said to have joked that political interest in vocational education was such that he could make a declaration of war in a speech about skills and no-one would ever notice.

Tom Watson: 'Let's Kick These Nasty Tories Down The Road'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

Tom Watson tore into the Conservatives and Lib Dems this afternoon as he called on Labour to “kick these nasty Tories down the road.” Bringing ...

Nuclear Electricity Generation Belongs to the Past Not the Future

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So the British government's response to climate change is to go nuclear. The Hinkley Point nuclear power station is to be built jointly by Chinese com...

Education Funding 'Reforms' Are More Damaging Than Tripling Fees: Let's Shout About It

Harrison Jones | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harrison Jones

Aside from hoping that the press fulfil their duty to report on these regressive changes, a more media-friendly hubbub needs to be kicked up about them. Far from being worn down by years of fighting Tory attacks on students, anger merely simmers beneath the surface - someone just needs to tap into it to get people talking.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Rise of Groupthink

John Springford | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
John Springford

Jeremy Corbyn's rise to the Labour leadership heralds an era of ideological contest that threatens Britain's membership of the EU - and the United Kingdom itself. When does cosy consensus become groupthink? According to the social psychologist, Irving Janis, it is when the desire for conformity becomes so strong that alternative courses of action are not even considered, let alone taken.

Dan Jarvis: Ruthless Tories Will Put Labour Out Of Business If We Don't Unite Against Them

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour is under attack from a “ruthless Tory machine” that wants to put it “out of business” leading backbencher Dan Jarvis warned this aftern...

Tax Credit Cuts Will Hit Single Parents Hardest

Octavia Holland | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Octavia Holland

We are very worried the cuts to tax credits put a further barrier in place for these single parents who want to support their families in work. Because if upping your hours, or winning that promotion means you lose more tax credit cuts than you gain in pay, taking that next step might not make financial sense.

What Goes Around Comes Around

James Lark | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
James Lark

Corbyn's questions to the Prime Minister will continue to focus single-mindedly on Conservative policies. It may not be the first time Cameron has been embarrassed about his student days, but it is perhaps not the last time he will have reason to be grateful that Corbyn is a better man than him.

Alan Sugar Meets Bach: David Warburton MP Reveals His Ridiculously Impressive CV

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics

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

Corbyn's PMQs Debut: How He Went Out for a Cheeseburger and Ended Up in the Ritz

Georgina Edwards | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

What encapsulates all of Corbyn's shortcomings in yesterday's PMQs is a lack of drive and ambition. He seems quite content to remain as a critic, rather than a leader, to react, rather than seize initiative, and to create a socialist movement, rather than a socialist country. He is Labour's accidental leader. As if he went out in search for a Cheeseburger and ended up dining at the Ritz.

'Strong Moderates' and the London Mayoral Campaign

Ivan Massow | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I can't hide my disappointment at being denied the right to run for Mayor of London after two years of work with a volunteer team of 40 - that was a very sad goodbye dinner as we sat for that last supper and mused over the ten or so gentlemen who sealed my fate. But onwards and upwards.

Why Corbyn and the Left's Euphoria Will End

Charlie Evans | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

The Left faces the biggest challenge British politics has seen in recent political history. And this challenge is undoubtedly going to overwhelm them, and the exciting and endearing Jeremy Corbyn will be resigned to the history textbooks.

A Student Strike in Britain?

Alasdair Clark | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alasdair Clark

Last Thursday The National Union of Students (NUS) backed a ballot of students' unions in the UK to support a student day of walkout - the first o...

Cassetteboy Is Back And He's Given David Cameron An Absolute Hammering

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Comedy

"So what does David Cameron think about fairness, the poor and the spirit of Britain?" Well, let Cassetteboy answer that for you as they take their...

Attention All Liberals and Scaremongers: The Human Rights Act is a Piece of Parchment

Georgina Edwards | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm pretty sure that a piece of parchment in the HOC library wasn't much of a deterrent anyway. Please learn the difference between your human rights, and the Human Rights Act. Or I will take them from you. Kidding.

BBC Apologise After Tweeting Photo Of 'Sleeping' Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

The BBC has apologised after tweeting a photo of a Tory MP in the House of Commons suggesting that he was asleep, when he's actually partially deaf. ...

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

People Are Comparing Photos Of Corbyn And Cameron From The 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

People have taken to Twitter to share and compare photos of newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron. In the images that date b...

Frances O'Grady: Changes To Strike Laws Are A Gift To 'Ugly' Anti-Migrant Groups

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics

The Government’s clamp-down on union rights could fuel far-right tensions as employers bus in migrant agency workers to cross picket lines, the TUC ...

House of Lords - To Elect or Not to Elect?

Salome Verrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics
Salome Verrell

Should the Lords become an elected chamber? Partly-elected perhaps but fully elected and we could end up with the same political game-playing and circus entertainment we often get with the House of Commons? Is that democracy? The public seem very discontent with politicians so why are we calling for more by having the Lords electable?

Tory Rebels Set To Defeat Government Over Snap EU Referendum Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

Government ministers are in last-minute talks with Tory rebels in a bid to stave off a defeat on how much notice to give of the date of the EU referen...

Corbynomics: Quantitative Easing for People (PQE)

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Let us escape from the straightjacket imposed by the "moneymen", and invest in the future of Britain through Quantitative Easing for people.

Aylan Kurdi: Let Cameron Sit On His Hands. Our Shoulders Will Turn The Wheel of Humanity.

Karl Davis | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Prime Minister, I hope hope you hug your children a little tighter tonight too. They are beautiful little people, just as were Aylan and Galip, and the countless lives needlessly lost before them. Use the power you have, and make a change, but don't you dare tell me that we cannot afford to put our shoulders to the wheel of humanity.

Cameron's Braced For A Rebellion - And It's Only His First Day Back

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron is prepared for a damaging Commons revolt over the rules for the Government's planned in/out referendum on Britain's membership of the E...

The Tories Really Won't Like This New Parody Twitter Account

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Comedy

An hilarious parody Twitter account mercilessly trolls Conservative ministers - by portraying them as naff stand-up comedians. Jason Spacey is know...