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Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

How the Tories Sold British Democracy

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

The coalition government has much to answer for since 2010. Yet what seems to escape almost all notice is their relentless attacks on the very fabric of British democracy. The conventional guarantee against totalitarianism in any democratic society is the Rule of Law, separation of powers, and public access to legitimate scrutiny of executive action. This was arguably a well-founded existence in Britain, until recently.

Cameron's Six Election Priorities Have Seemingly Annoyed Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has set out his priorities as the general election draws near, but seems to have to upset both sides of the political divide in the proc...

After Charlie Hebdo, Is It 'Time For Ukip'? This Candidate Thinks So

The Huffington Post UK | Kumail Jaffer | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

One of Ukip's most prominent candidates has caused a social media stir by suggesting that the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack means that it is "time fo...

May's Plans To Kick Out Foreign Students 'Blocked By Osborne'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Home secretary Theresa May's plans to kick out foreign students after they graduate have been blocked by Tory leaders, in a campaign reportedly led by...

How Have Millionaire Tories Convinced Us Immigrants and the Poor Are to Blame for Poverty?

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.

Tories' 'Road To Recovery' Is.. In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories' much vaunted election poster campaign was in tatters on Saturday night after it emerged that the featured "road" was in fact a picture tak...

Racism, Homophobia and Bigotry (No, Not Ukip)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not claiming other parties to be racist or homophobic... It is pure intellectual dishonesty for members of those parties to claim that Ukip is, because they - like us - have had members who have said and done some unacceptable things.

10 Most Dubious New Years Honours

Jack May | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

The New Year always brings, amongst other things, the New Years Honours List. Most of these are great - amazing figures in local communities doing amazing things, or long-suffering civil servants and high-flying diplomats being rewarded for something about 'British interests'.

It's On: Parties Stake Out Battlegrounds For 2015

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will kick-start the general election year today by promoting the Tories' first campaign poster - with the slogan "Let's Stay on the Road...

Useful Idiots Nigel Farage and Russell Brand Are Helping Pave the Way for the Victory of the New/Old Tory Right

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

It is difficult to know whether novelty sock puppet Nigel Farage thinks he and his squinty-eyed troop of yokels have really become a force in UK politics or if he is in fact a fully paid-up stooge of a vast conspiracy of right-wing Tories who communicate via secret messages in the weave of their tweed that only they can understand.

The Knighthoods That Went To Political Donors And Advisors

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics

Westminster heavyweights and generous political donors feature high on this New Year's honours list, which includes the owners of Harvey Nichols, and ...

Rather the Cruciatus Curse, Than Fox Hunting

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

I would gladly stand for hours in the freezing cold at Westminster to protest this ban being revoked and I'm sure I'm not alone. There is absolutely no place in 2015 for such barbaric practice! Those who take part in the events should be down-right ashamed of themselves.

There's Lots Of Finger Pointing Over The Boxing Day Train Shutdown...

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Labour has accused the Conservatives of allowing a near shutdown of Boxing Day rail services despite the Tories bemoaning the lack of December 26 trai...

Alex Salmond Is Having A Change Of Heart Over Scottish Votes For English Laws

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has hinted at an SNP vote deal with Labour over English only laws. Salmond suggested in an interview with The Independent that SNP MPs...

Tories And Ukip Enraged That This Woman Can Come To UK With No Visa

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Conservative and Ukip MEPs have reacted furiously to a court ruling allowing a Colombian woman whose family is British to visit the UK without a visa....

Now the Law CAN Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Today, our legal system is one step closer to being able to hold domestic violence perpetrators accountable for their crimes. It is one step closer to being able to accurately depict the true nature of domestic violence within the courtroom and further protect victims of domestic violence and their children.

Ukip Don't Have a Leadership Crisis, They Have a Membership Crisis

David Knowles | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
David Knowles

One of the biggest problems Ukip have at the moment is that, despite the best efforts of the often charming and eloquent man-of-the-people, pint swilling, cigarette puffing, Nigel Farage; the image many other Ukip party members project is of homophobic, unintelligent, misogynistic, sexist, and borderline racist little Englanders.

The Poisonous Debate On Immigration - And Traffic on the M4

Bob Morgan | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The M4 remarks do tell us something about him and the wider arguments around immigration and this morbid fear of foreigners that seems to be dominating UK politics at the moment. But it is not only the quality of the debate that is in question - we should all be worried about what is not being discussed.

Ukip Aren't The Most Right-Wing Party According To You Lot

PA | Chris York | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

A new survey has provided some rather surprising insights into how the public view each of the main political parties. David Cameron and the Conser...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

Boosting the Welsh High Street at Christmas

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

It goes without saying that Christmas is a hugely critical time of the year for Welsh high streets and the thousands of small businesses located within them. This is when all can expect to make over half their annual profits - essential to see them through quieter retail months...

A Tory MP Did WHAT For Nearly Three Hours During A Commons Meeting?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics

An MP has been caught red-handed playing a video puzzle game while in a parliamentary committee meeting. The Sun published pictures of Nigel Mills...

The British Pornography Ban

Becky Hopper | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

It's true, several types of porn have actually been banned in Britain. We're not talking life-endangering porn - unless female ejaculation is classed as dangerous, I suppose if you squirted in someone's eye, they could go blind, but as women might know, getting certain bodily fluids in your eye might be painful, but it soon wears off.

'Autumn Statement? I'm Scared About Grade 4 Piano'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has revealed he is more daunted by a piano examination he is taking than next week's Autumn Statement, despite being criticised for his Commo...