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Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

David Cameron Is Helping the Scottish Nationalists - and Knows it

Michael Havis | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Havis

Let me take you back. It's September 2014 and David Cameron faces the very real prospect of being the Prime Minister who oversaw the demise of the United Kingdom...

Why Labour Can Deliver on Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

I would like Labour to do more on the environment, and I would like it to become one of their top priorities, and let's be fair, at this election, so far it hasn't. But for this to happen, I believe we need to challenge the party from within, which is why I joined. The more members of the Labour party who care and challenge green issues, the more likely it is that it will become a core Labour policy.

The Myth of Immigration as an Election Issue

Abdul Hussain | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abdul Hussain

Scenarios must be in place to ensure integration is successful and immigration is efficient and responsible, to ensure the spreading of skills across a populace instead of a concentration. What good is a United Kingdom, if the people, it's most important resource, are not being shared?

The Election: Have You Been Paying Attention?

Paul Marshall | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Marshall

Not long now before Britain will be the proud owner of a lovely shiny, brand spanking new government. Or a slightly souped up version of a rather knackered and clapped out old one. Or, as appears far more likely, a cut and shut job made up by the welding together of the diametrically opposed ideologies of two, maybe even three competing parties.

This Damaging Lib Dem Leak Proves The Coalition Friendship Is Truly Over

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics

Four years ago it was handshakes, smiles and a new partnership but it now seems like the friendship is well and truly over - and the split has not bee...

The Staggering Stat That Shows Britain's 'Dream Of Homeownership' Is Not Happening

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focus...

Tories Refuse To Confirm Trident Renewal Under Labour Minority

PA | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has refused to confirm the Conservatives would vote to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent with a minority Labour gov...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

Labour Want Rent Controls - Or Do They?

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Hutchinson

The Labour Party have added a sixth pledge to their list of promises to the UK people: 'Homes to buy and action on rents'. This comes hard on the heels of Ed Miliband announcing a whole raft of measures to help struggling renters - the most contentious being that rent rises will be capped at the rate of inflation under a Labour government, for the duration of longer three-year tenancies.

So Who Actually Are The Conservatives?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yes they govern our country, but do you actually know who they are and what the Conservatives stand for? Well, if the answer's no, then you're in t...

David Cameron Is Keeping Schtum On Boris' Chances At Tory Leadership

PA | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has refused to speculate on reports that Boris Johnson is being lined up to take over the mantle of Tory leader if he fails to win an ou...

Ed Miliband Warns Of 'Stealth Privatisation' Of Healthcare Under The Tories

PA | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has warned of "stealth privatisation" of healthcare if the Conservatives win the May 7 General Election, as Labour unveiled plans to cut t...

Nick Clegg Rules Out 'Life Support' From SNP

PA | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has ruled out taking Liberal Democrats into a coalition which relied on "life support" from the Scottish National Party (SNP) and raised qu...

Forget May 7 - Here's Who's Winning The #Selfie Election

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

Our politicians are clearly keen to prove they are men and women of the people. So what better way than to get hip and down with the young people t...

The Wheels Have Fallen Off the Conservative Party's Campaign

Aengus Collins | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics
Aengus Collins

The failure of the Conservatives to move up a gear or two when the election campaign began has been striking. This is a party which in recent years has presided over some of the most encouraging headline growth figures in the world and which during the last parliament successfully laid the blame for the UK's financial crisis at the door of the Labour Party.

Last But Not Least...

Dominic Haslam | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Haslam

The heat of the election campaign this week gave way to a bit more light, with the publication of the manifestos of the major political parties. Rather than piecing together the parties' respective positions on development from speeches, blog posts or remarks in Parliament, we now have a formal written statement of what they would seek to achieve if successful in their bid to form the next Government. So what did we learn?

Grant Shapps Invented Water And Other Brilliant WikiShappsFacts...

The | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Despite Grant Shapps' vehement denials of any link with a Wikipedia contributor responsible for editing his page and vandalising those of political ri...

Many Reasons for UK Political Stalemate

Angus Campbell | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Campbell

With the manifestos out of the way and as we head towards the final stretch of the election campaigns culminating with the General Election, political deadlock remains in place. Neither of the two main parties have gained the upper hand with polls suggesting a very tight race to the finish line.

David Cameron Has Promised Voters 'The Good Life', But What Does That Even Mean? And Is He Right?

Michael Plant | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Plant

Unusually for British politics, a British politician talked about morality. At the Conservative Party's manifesto launch last week, David Cameron didn...

Karen Danczuk: From Cameron's Evil Eyes to Losing Scotland - How the Queen of Selfies Views the State of the Nation

James Brinsford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Brinsford

The Queen of Selfies may be embarking on a new phase of her life but rest assured, Karen Danczuk will return to politics and will be looking to shake up the establishment. They've got five years to get prepared.

Suffering From Political Schizophrenia? Tech to the Rescue!

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

Every time I go online at the moment, I'm slapped in the face with some infographic or digital countdown clock indicating how long I have until I cast the one vote that will help shape Britain's political landscape for the next five years.

Vote For Dave And He Has A Little Gift For You

PA | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised voters the chance to buy Lloyds bank shares at discount prices if the Conservatives win the General Election. The Prime ...

Billboard Blunders See Tory And Labour Candidates 150 Miles From Actual Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Two election candidates have been left red-faced after their campaign posters went up dozens of miles from their constituencies. Confused locals sp...

These 18 Election Campaign Moments Were Mind-Numbingly Boring

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Tahira Mirza | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

It’s only two weeks into the election campaign - and we’ve got another 21 days to go. While politicians boast about their manifestos and tear c...