UK Conservatives

A Party With A Very Suspect Name Probably Cost Ukip One More MEP

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip could have won even more seats in the European Parliament, with a party with a suspiciously similar name picking up more than 23,000 votes in one...

'This Is A Peasants' Revolt,' Says Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's decisive victory in the European elections has been echoed by sceptic parties across the continent is a "peasants revolt" against Brussels bure...

The European Election Results In Full

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has swept the European elections, taking 4,351,204 votes, ahead of Labour by around 300,000 votes., roughly the same number of votes that Ed Mili...

PM Treats His Personal Trainer (Among Others) To A Taxpayer-Funded Lunch

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

David Cameron's personal trainer was among guests invited to a taxpayer-funded lunch for top figures from the world of sport at Chequers, information ...

Can British Renewables Survive Another Tory Government?

Nash Riggins | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

For all its merits, the true potential of British renewables seems to be thwarted at every turn by outdated policy and reactionary politics. If we're not careful, a perfect storm of populist, anti-green initiatives may run the risk of transforming one of the country's biggest up-and-coming sectors into a permanent PR sham.

Cameron Definitely Would Not Mind Having Romanian Neighbours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged voters not to be "tempted" by Ukip, saying the eurosceptic party is being "found out" by a succession of rows over unpalatable...

Immigrants Do Want to Learn English: Where Is The Funding?

Bansi Kara | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bansi Kara

What occurs to me is that in all the rhetoric, Sajid Javid has forgotten something very simple. Where is the government funding and access for keen families and individuals to learn English if they should wish it? While the will may be there from immigrant families, the financial ability to attend classes may not be.

Stitch on the Black Triangles and Be Done With It!

Rob McDowall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Vilification of benefit claimants and disabled people is endemic, perhaps the government should just stitch on the black triangles and be done with it or bring in the Welfare Games to keep us at a more manageable number and remind us how grateful we are for all the 'pitty money' (in Simon Stevens words) that we get.

Welsh Labour Have Brought About a 'Cost of Living Crisis' in Wales

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Last Friday, Ed Miliband walked down Queen Street in Cardiff with the Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones. He was in Wales to talk about the 'cost of living crisis' and on this occasion I agree with him. There is a 'cost of living crisis' in Wales brought about by Labour's 15-year rule in Wales.

Non-White Voters May Hold The Key to The Next General Election

Adam Afriyie | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

I'm pleased that black and Asian voters want to back the Conservatives. I did when I was young and I don't regret it. When I joined I knew that the Conservative Party didn't care whether I was 1st, 3rd or 300th generation British.

I'm Not Swapping To The Tories Just Because I'm Posh, Says Ex-Lib Dem Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Former Lib Dem minister Jeremy Browne has aired his frustration at being constantly mistaken for a Tory - because he is posh. “I think it’s pa...

With One Year To Go Until The UK General Election, Is It Too Close To Call?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

One year from today, the country will go to the polls to give its verdict on the coalition's performance and decide on the UK's next government – so...

Who To Vote For In The European Elections?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The elections for the European Parliament are round the corner and those of us who will turn up to vote anywhere in Europe are faced with a multiplicity of choices. Who to vote for?

Help to Work: Won't Help Won't Work

James Coe | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

Long term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre everyday, undertake voluntary work or undertake training. If those out of work fail to partake in one of these tasks they will initially lose four weeks Job Seekers Allowance in the first instance then 13 weeks for a second failure.

6 Shocking Facts That Show How Hard Renting Is In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband sparked furious debate about the property market by pledging that a Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and scrap lettin...

We Will Cap Rents And Abolish Letting Fees, Miliband Promises

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

A Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and abolish letting fees for tenants to tackle the housing crisis, Ed Miliband will promise. ...

Farage WON'T Bid For Patrick Mercer's Newark Seat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said he will not fight the Newark by-election sparked by disgraced former Tory minister Patrick Mercer's decision to quit...

Mr Cameron Playing the Religious Card

Bob Morgan | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

By highlighting Christian 'virtues' of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion, humility - is he suggesting that other groups don't have those virtues? If so most people will not believe him. If he is acknowledging (in among the rather confusing language) that most people share these virtues - again, why highlight the Christians? Many Christians are indeed hard-working, compassionate and modest but so are many non-Christians and even many people with no faith! Christians do not have the monopoly on being moral and doing good...

Our Dysfunctional World of War and Poverty

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. Our social development however is still almost at Stone Age level.

The Conservatives, Christianity and 'Doing God' at Easter

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Maybe the Conservatives have realised that the riches offered through Jesus' love and compassion are the only viable option left open to them in seeking to fill the gap left as a result of their benefit cuts. Maybe Britain under the Conservatives will become a Christian country again...maybe I was wrong !

Tory Councillor Refuses To Resign Over 'Repulsive' Rape Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

A former mayor and current Tory councillor has refused to resign, despite causing outrage with her "repulsive" comments about rape. Cheltenham B...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

The Conservatives Should Change Their Tune on Onshore Wind Farms

Maria McCaffery | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Maria McCaffery

An irony of the Tories tying themselves in knots here is that this doesn't chime with what the voters say. Poll after poll shows a clear majority in favour of onshore wind. And the same result happens if you ask people if they would be happy to have turbines built near to them.

The Shambles That Was The 'Minister For Women And Equalities' Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Opinion is divided about the suitability for Sajid Javid, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, to take on the Department of Culture, Media and...

It's One Year Since Margaret Thatcher Died

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tuesday marks a year to the day since the death of one of the most controversial and divisive figures in British politics - Margaret Thatcher. The ...