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The Woes of a Disillusioned Young Voter

Beth Gray | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Gray

I am a huge fan of all things politics, yet in our current political situation even I am finding it difficult to take any enjoyment from our government. With a political system that seems to be crumbling around us, is it any surprise that the youth of today are disengaged in politics?

Theresa May as PM: A Victory for One Woman, Not All

Lucy Moor | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

To consider their victories a victory for all women is to ignore the many more cleavages in our society - can this truly be considered a victory for LGBT women, migrant women, working class women, when Leadsom opposed gay marriage, May has deported women facing rape and violence, and Thatcher 'smashed the glass ceiling and pulled the ladder up after her'?

The Assault on Higher Education

Lucy Moor | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

Education is not a commodity, and it should not be something reserved for the privileged few. The Tories' endless assaults on higher education are an assault on our society at large, widening the gap between poor and privileged more than ever before. 'Social mobility' isn't just dying, it's already dead - and it's about time we started fighting to resuscitate it.

The Current Meltdown in Our Political System Is a Symptom of Our Broken Voting System

Owen Winter | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

It may have been the EU referendum that triggered the recent political uncertainty but the roots of this chaos run much deeper. The only way to re-engage those who feel disillusioned with the political system is a proportional voting system where their voices are counted equally.

The Only Clear Post-Brexit Message: Our Leaders Don't Care What We Think

Joanna Taylor | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

After ignoring the wishes of party members and the general public, Labour and Conservative should expect even greater increases in polarisation of Left and Right -- and shouldn't rely too heavily on the loyalty of supporters at the next general election.

This Twitter Account Is Offering Up Travel Advice In The Style Of Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Comedy

With Boris Johnson still settling into his role as the new Foreign Secretary, someone has set up a Twitter account to help him out in providing travel...

The Trouble With Corbyn

Lucy Moor | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

I'm not a Blairite simply for wanting Labour to stand a chance. I'm not unprincipled, I just see little point in uncompromising principles that can never be put into practice. I believe in a competitive and credible Labour Party that's able to undo some of the damage left by the Conservatives, and that party doesn't exist under Corbyn.

Margaret vs Theresa: The Personal and the Political

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

May is considered to be far more moderate, rather the liberal type. Thatcher's political beliefs were inspired by radical libertarian ideas, which are based on the notion of personal freedom and by all means limiting the power of the state.

Theresa May: Forget the Heels, It's the Hat Trick That Should Worry You...

Karl Davis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

She is every bit as canny, strong, and cunning as her predeccessor, and the other beige politicos who have gone before her into and out of Downing Street, probably more so in fact. She is every bit as embroiled in the Westminster game as the men, and we cannot forget that as she takes charge of the country.

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

Theresa May's Cabinet: The MPs Who Could Be Running The Country Under The UK's New Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics

If the events of the past few weeks have proved anything, it’s that predictions are for mugs. Despite that, here are HuffPost UK’s educated guesse...

All Hail the Ungrateful Youth Voter

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.

Theresa May Tells Tories They Have A Job To Do Until 2020 As She Rules Out Snap Election

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics

Desk banging, enthusiastic clapping, loud cheering - and that was just for Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory’s backbench committee. This afternoon,...

Andrea Leadsom's Explanation Of Why She's Not A Feminist Has Annoyed A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK

Andrea Leadsom has said she is not a feminist because she’s not “anti-men”, in a controversial interview in which she also appeared to claim bei...

Andrea Leadsom 'Motherhood' Interview Comments Spark Huge Row

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK

Andrea Leadsom said she was “disgusted” over suggestions she claimed that being a mother gave her an advantage over Theresa May in the fight to be...

We Need a Reconciler, Not a Divider

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

If Labour play their cards right, they can create a hopeful, unifying campaign with policies that speak to a broad spectrum of the electorate at a time when the Conservatives appear to be regressing back into an even uglier form of right wing politics. But they cannot do this with Corbyn at the helm.

Remain Lost the EU Referendum, But We May Yet All Lose

Chris King | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris King

As I awoke to the news that more than half of Britain had voted to leave the EU, I felt sad and surprised. The world hasn't ended and the drawbridge has not been pulled up, but I fear for where the UK may be headed...

An Action Plan Mixtape: For Remainers, Bregreters and Concerned Brexiters.

Lucy Unwin | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy Unwin

Stop flailing. Stop feeling impotent. Stop shouting into the echo chamber. I'm talking to myself of course, but I'm sure I've not been alone - hopelessly casting about, waiting someone to tell me exactly what I can do to make this better.

Michael, As a Friend, Don't Do This

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I find myself feeling in inconsolably sad. Not because the country has forgone both financial security and a place at the top table, for the comfort of home-grown xenophobia. But because last week saw one good friend and former flatmate, Michael Gove, fillet and broil another, Boris Johnson, and for what?

It's a Jungle Out There, Let's Not Forget Who's the King of It

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

As a parting aside, I definitely reckon I know who Michael "Tarzan" Heseltine will be backing to be the new leader of the Tories. It's got to be Theresa May, hasn't it? If for no other reason than those infamous African inspired Leopard print kitten heels of hers.

It's Looking Less Likely That Michael Gove will Become The Next Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

Michael Gove's hopes of becoming prime minister are fading as Andrea Leadsom becomes the favourite to take on Tory leadership front-runner Theresa May...

'Tory Party Is In Danger Of Dying' Warns Deputy Chairman

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party is “in danger of dying” unless it convinces people it stands for NHS nurses not BHS bosses, the party’s Deputy Chairman w...

To End In-Party Squabbling, Here's My 'Tongue-in-cheek' Election Reform

Beth Burks | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Burks

Apply like the rest of us apply for jobs. The deadline for a new PM is September 8th which is 10 weeks away. Unfortunately, none of you are allowed t...

Brexit Negotiations Have Actually Already Started

J.N. Paquet | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

However, between what 52% of the British people voted for and what the EU leaders are ready to accept as a good deal with Britain, the new Prime Minister's window of operation is extremely narrow. Some strong headache, a lot of coffee and many sleepless nights to come for the new British PM...

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right

Tony Schumacher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

Just looking at the list of people being talked about for the Labour and Tory leadership, and I can't help but think what a bunch of no mark political lightweights they mostly are. Barely one of them has any experience outside of politics, law, media, or charity. And not one of them looks like they could successfully run a corner shop let alone a country.