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Top Tory Warns 2014 EU Elections Could Threaten Cameron's Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip is set to win next year's European elections and push the Tories into an "embarrassing" third place, which could mark a "flashpoint" as panicked ...

'Nigel Farage Looks Like Somebody Has Put Their Finger Up His Bottom'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics

Tory Defence Minister Anna Soubry joked on a BBC news show that Ukip leader Nigel Farage "looks like somebody has put their finger up his bottom and h...

Another Nasty Tory Policy in the Making?

Bob Morgan | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

A Tory MP has floated the idea of only paying child benefit for the first two children of any unemployed people. Those actually in work on less than £30,000 a year would only be given child tax credits, worth £2725, for the first two children they have according to this proposal.

Tory MP 'Proud' He Blocked Labour Attempt At Mandela Honour

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

A Conservative MP has defended his High Court battle to block Brent Council from giving the freedom of the borough to Nelson Mandela. Left-wing blo...

Polling Figures Paint Uplifting Picture for Conservatives

Alex Rickets | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

At the beginning of this year, with the UK economy stuck in stagnation and seemingly no end in sight to the Coalition government's controversial austerity programme, the chances of a Conservative majority after the 2015 general election looked slim. Fast forward, and a fundamentally altered story emerges.

Free-Market Ideology: The Destruction of Lives

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Free-market (neo-liberal) capitalism has been the dominant type of capitalism for the last three decades; it failed spectacularly to predict the 2008 global economic crash, the second largest economic crisis in history, after the great depression.

Osborne Focuses on the 'Hurt That's Worked'

Gavin Devine | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

After all the leaking and heavy trailing of recent weeks the Autumn Statement has now been delivered to a grateful world. After all the huffing and puffing in the Commons it is worth standing back and considering the comms implications of what we have seen and heard.

The Energy Battleground: Labour Strides Ahead

Hugo Winn | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

Mr Miliband's pledge was initially greeted with contemptuousness by the Tories. More concrete evidence of 'red Eds' inability to form coherent policy. The Tories thus aligned themselves as rational, credible and market responsible, and labour as fiscal cowboys and reckless socialists.

More PhDs Is Not the Right Response to the Cuts in Education - Stop Destroying the Academic Job Market

George Iordanou | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

The two traditional reasons for the destruction of the academic job market are attributed to the marketisation of education and to the government cuts in the Humanities and in the Social Sciences. Although these are the causes of the crisis, the structural damage is done by the reaction of the departments to the new status quo.

Tories Are Party Of The Rich, According To ComRes Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics

In perhaps the least surprising poll result of 2013, a majority of the British public believes that the Conservative Party only represents the interes...

Tories Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Poorer

Kamran Hussain | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

Under the Tories, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Whether it's dinners for donors in Downing Street or giving millionaires a tax-cut, it's the same old Tories who leave all the ordinary hard-working people of this country to suffer.

Downing St Red Faced Over 'Get Rip Of The Green Cr*p' Claims

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Downing Street has denied reports in The Sun (£) that the Prime Minister is to make a huge U-turn on green energy by ordering aides to "get rid of al...

Out of Ideas? Jump on the Privatisation Bandwagon

Michael Wilson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Wilson

The state seems to now think of privatisation as the only solution to problems in a public sector organisation. This is incredibly fallacious.

Opposition Day Debate: The Bedroom Tax, Cowardly Conservatives and Duplicitous LibDems

Alan Wyllie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

I believe that we can take a lot from the Opposition Day Debate on the Bedroom tax. The coalition's Government majority was cut to only 26 and our views were represented in the House of Commons. It is a step in the right direction.

This Government Is Hammering Young People - Because It Can Get Away With It

Jack Butler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

You don't have to look too hard at this government's policies - across the board - to see a pattern emerge. What this government has done, in almost all policy areas, is target young people, making them pay more for education, reducing the benefits which they can claim, making it harder for them to earn a decent living or find a decent home.

Ed Miliband Can't Lose

Daniel Wood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

It is bandied about by the press that the 2015 general election will be competitive. Naturally, sustaining such a narrative sells papers. However, when observing the statistics with an impassive and unpartisan mindset, one realises that not only is the general election Labour's to lose; it is almost inconceivable that the party could lose it.

I Wouldn't Exist Without Immigration

Sammy Sultan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sammy Sultan

Immigration is a subject that polarizes opinion, and rightly so, for there are really obvious pros and cons behind this deeply divisive political discussion. Whatever the answer is, whichever end of the political spectrum you abide to, there are thousands of Brits like me, who have immigration to thank.

Cameron's Major Problem

Daniel Wood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

Sir John is fulfilling his new, self-appointed role of Conservative Social Conscience-in-chief with a devastating efficiency and much aplomb. Indeed, he's sending shock waves through Westminster, which can never be a bad thing if it keeps a government on its toes.

Student's Tory Fox Hunting Social Cancelled Following Chloroform 'Threats'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university's Conservative society cancelled its fox hunting social over fears for students' safety, following claims chloroform could be sprayed at ...

Let's Stop Subsidising Big Companies to Exploit Poor People

Salman Shaheen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Reverse the Tory trend towards equalising corporate tax rates for small and big businesses, push rates back up for large companies and lower them for smaller ones, and slash VAT to boost the high street. It's time to move to a basic principle of a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. It's time for a mandatory living wage.

We Are Human Beings, Not Scroungers or Leeches

Steven Stewart | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Stewart

Spouted so often it's almost become a cliché, the unprecedented attack on the disabled by the coalition government in their continued efforts to reduce the welfare bill has had an impact on disabled people nationwide, whether or not they work or are in receipt of some form of benefits.

David Cameron Ousted From No. 10

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's diminishing influence means he is no longer one of the world's most powerful people, according to Forbes magazine's annual list. T...

Why Mr Shapps Should Fear That I'm No Longer a Tory

Adam Isaacs | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The 25th of October was a day like every other, a bit nippy maybe, but otherwise positively unremarkable. However, for me, and maybe for Grant Shapps it was more significant than your average Friday.

Why Russell Brand's Interview Has Given Me Hope

Jacob Fritz | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

This is where the video seemed to really hit home. So many of us are becoming completely disillusioned with different political parties, that it has begun to seem like nothing will ever change as long as we reside in the same political system we live in now.

Sorry Paxman, Here's Why I Don't Vote

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Planet Ivy

Does this indifference to the current political system mean I'm not interested in our country and its government? Of course not. If a party came along that expressed views that met my own or close to, then I would be first to the ballot. It isn't about apathy, it's about believing the current system is wrong.