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The People's Assembly March: A Celebration of Democracy

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

This march is an invitation for people to gather together and exchange ideas, to show solidarity for those suffering the ills of austerity and to exercise their democratic rights. On the 20th June, there will be an important march in London. I hope that all those sympathetic to the cause will get involved and help celebrate the democratic rights that we are so fortunate to enjoy.

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But...

Getting Dumped From The Cabinet Seems The Best Way To Get A Knighthood These Days

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics

Former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is to be given a knighthood, Downing Street has announced. The Conservative will be made a Knight Bachelo...

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

What's Missing From the Labour Leadership Race

Bradley Allsop | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Not just for their own sake, but for the country's too, Labour must begin to force the window leftward for the first time in decades. The conflict between the few and the many is about to spill over, and Labour must decide which side they're on, before it's too late.

Louise Ridley

Archbishop Of Canterbury Says The Recession Brought Out 'Latent' Goodness In The Church

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said the half a million people estimated to be using food banks have brought back a "latent" spirit of...

Why Did 27 Lib Dem Seats Swing to the Conservatives?

Josh Jacobs | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Josh Jacobs

Nick Clegg had predicted significant losses for the Liberal Democrats in the 2015 general election, but called the results "immeasurably more crushing and unkind" than expected as he resigned from the leadership on Friday morning. His party lost 48 seats, 15% of the popular vote and many of its grandees...

What a Conservative Majority Means for Small Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

This week Sajid Javid announced new measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation in his first speech as Business Secretary. Cutting red tape by £10billion would make an almighty impact on the growth of small businesses and I hope this rhetoric has lit the flame for a future all-encompassing entrepreneurial Britain. This is the start of a very exciting journey for us all.

A Letter to David Cameron

Stephen Fear | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

Dear Mr Cameron... I write firstly to congratulate you on your election victory which in my opinion was won on the back of the very excellent job that you and George Osborne did in repairing our shattered economy.

David Cameron Says The NHS Is Safe In His Hands. Erm...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy

In his first major speech since the general election, David Cameron sought to assure us that the NHS is safe under his government. We're not so sure.....

An Open Letter to Tim Farron

Hisham Nehar | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Hisham Nehar

With you as the front runner and likely successor to Clegg as Liberal Democrat Leader, I feel I ought to express some thoughts and make some points to consider moving forward after the party's decimation at the election.

Analysis: General Election Results in Wales and Northern Ireland are a Boon for the Tories

John Perrygrove | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
John Perrygrove

In the weeks before the general election I echoed a number of other commentators (and some of the more realistic senior Labour figures) who predicted ...

What If Our Kids Had Voted in the General Election?

Katy Wright | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

I called my sister last week for a chat. Her 6 year old son Frank was still awake despite it being past 9 o'clock. It had been an 'eventful day' my sister said and he was 'glued to the playstation' and just wouldn't go to bed...

A Letter to David Cameron

Claire Greaves | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

I know that you are only a human being just like I am and I hope that my words might reach you and make a difference. A huge part of your focus is on money and the economy and I understand how important this is, the recession was devastating. However, there is something much more important than money and that is human suffering...

Dear Conservative Voter

Ben Moore | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

Dear Conservative Voter, Hello. Congratulations on the party you voted for winning the General Election. You must be pleased. You are probably also aware that a lot of people aren't so pleased. Roughly four fifths of the electorate didn't vote Conservative including, to be fair, a lot who didn't vote at all...

The New Conservative Government Needs to Prioritise Ending the Injustice of Hunger

Rose Caldwell | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Rose Caldwell

As the post-election dust settles and MPs start to move into their new offices in Whitehall, I want the Department for International Development (DFID) to prioritise the injustice of hunger and undernutrition; a leading cause of child mortality accounting for one-third of all deaths of children under five.

Cameron's Election Strategist Wants To See Polls Banned In Run-Up To Vote

PA | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Politics

The mastermind behind the Tory election victory has delivered a stinging rebuke to commentators who failed to see the result coming - and urged a ban ...

Here's Who's Actually Supporting And Opposing The Human Rights Act

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act have provoked extreme reactions on both sides of the debate. The plans are so divisive, there are now cracks b...

A Post-Election Call to Arms Against Simplism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Let's start this by challenging the simplism of the debates about the next Labour leader to go beyond what seems to be the only question currently being asked, whether the party should be more or less 'New' Labour. It's simple, who's with me?

Why Politics Will Always Be Deemed More Important Than Any Human Cost

Becky Hopper | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

The Conservative government, whether as an individual you voted for it or not, was a majority, a clean shove for the Torys back into power - without the dilution we got from the Lib Dems - which in itself, caused a huge amount of fear and upset for a lot of people - specifically those who aren't well off financially.

How to Make Eton Mess the Right Way

Chris Sav | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

This is a dessert that I started eating on 8 May, and will continue to stuff my face with every day for the next five years. Whether you're ordering it at a restaurant or making it for a dinner party, It's such an indulgent, quick and simple recipe that can be whipped up and ready to eat before you realise your human rights have disappeared.

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

David Cameron Gets First Warnings Of Backbench Revolt Over Human Rights Act Axing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron could face a backbench revolt over proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act. Repealing the Act is expected to be included in the Queen...

Russell Brand Takes Responsibility For 'F*cking Up The Election'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK

He seemed to thoroughly enjoy getting involved in the run-up to the General Election, interviewing Ed Miliband, Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas - b...

What Now for the National Minimum Wage?

George Wilson | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
George Wilson

The social justice case for a higher minimum wage will not be heard again alone. Rather the destabilising language of economics will be used to promote and obstruct a policy that will be relied upon by millions.