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Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

Tory Councillor Wants To Ban Food Banks For People On 'Good Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory councillor who once described golliwogs as "nostalgic, not racist" has called for those on "good benefits" to be banned from using food banks a...

Jessica Elgot

Farage Invited To Take Part In Election 2015 Leaders Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's Nigel Farage should take part in the leaders' debates ahead of the 2015 general election, according to the coalition of broadcasters who have s...

Ukip Won't Do A Deal With Cameron, Says Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has accused the Westminster parties of running a smear campaign against them and has ruled out entering into any form of election pact with the C...

Mental Health: Waiting for Support

Danny Bowman | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

After our hyper political season with the party conferences, one of the big questions was how to lower waiting times for mental health in our NHS which has only been answered by one party; The Liberal Democrats.

A New Workforce of the Lowest Paid

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Did anyone spot the commitment in both the main parties' conference speeches to create a new workforce of thousands of young people - millions even - paid just £2.73 an hour? Actually the initiative wasn't just spotted but welcomed, alongside promises on zero hours contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

The Future of Human Rights in Britain According to the Conservative Party

Schona Jolly | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Human rights exist for all human beings. It should not be in the gift of government to decide whether to apply them to person A or person B. These proposals set Britain back on a path to the first half of the 20th Century...

Charlotte Meredith

Humanity Despairs As The Daily Express And Mail Celebrate The End Of Human Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

Two of Britain's tabloids have enthusiastically responded to Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and renegotiate the terms of our human rights ag...

Farage Is Quids In Thanks To His New Millionaire Backer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's latest Tory defector, the former party donor Arron Banks, has pledged to give Ukip a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for ...

We Need More Real People in Politics!

Phill Hudson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

I think being a locally focused MP is almost like cabinet career suicide. Off the top of my head I can't think of anyone in the cabinet now or in the shadow cabinet whom are there purely to represent their local constituents.

PM Impersonates A Northerner, A Horrified Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron may have got the Tories chuckling during his keynote conference speech on Wednesday after he jokingly impersonated former Foreign Secret...

Is William Hague The Greatest Living Yorkshireman? Here's 10 Other Options

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's assertion that the former F...

Cameron Pledges To Raise Threshold For 40p Tax Rate To £50,000

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

The threshold at which workers pay the higher 40p rate of income tax will rise to £50,000 if the Conservatives win next year's general election, Davi...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

Ukip Defection Embarrassments Just Keeping Coming For Cameron...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has suffered another defection embarrassment with a millionaire former Tory donor switching sides to support Ukip. In the latest in a...

Entire Universe In Shock As Political Commentator White Dee Threatens To Vote Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Benefits Street star Deirdre Kelly, better known as White Dee, has condemned the Tories for being "out of touch with the real world" and revealed she ...

Brooks Newmark Should Not Have Resigned

Andrew Doyle | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Doyle

A quick scan through the Twittersphere reveals plenty of expressions of disgust about Newmark's behaviour, but relatively few about the questionable morality of what is effectively a sting operation. If the editors of the Sunday Mirror had any integrity, they would sack the journalist responsible. They don't, so they won't.

Shock Second Tory Resignation After Social Media 'Sex' Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservatives were plunged into a second crisis in less than 12 hours, this time a "sexting scandal" involving Minister for Civil Society Brooks N...

'They Are Like Insurgents' Tory Fury At Reckless Ukip Defection

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have voiced their bitterness and frustration at the defection of a second Tory colleague to Ukip in a month. With Number 10 callin...

Ned Simons

Tory Mark Reckless Defects To Ukip

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

Conservative MP Mark Reckless has defected to Ukip, despite having previously denied he was going to jump ship. In a dramatic end to the party's confe...

The Consequences of Climate Change Will Transcend Party Politics - The Fight Against It Should Too

Clare Finney | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Finney

As with the Scottish referendum, so with climate: there are two options - change, or be changed irreversibly. The consequences of either have sod all to do with politicians, but in the latter the entire planet is screwed.

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Mullins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Mullins

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Brussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

In order to strengthen citizens' trust in democracy, there needs to be extensive and tightly enforced cooling-off periods between the time a person spends holding public office and their move to a job for a private company in a related field. We need to introduce such a cooling-off period across the EU; three years would be a reasonable minimum length.

Business Bosses Agree We're Better Together

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

"It was business wot won it!" That was David Cameron's message last night at the Business Leaders' Reception at Number 10, although they may not have been the exact words used by the Prime Minister. He did however make it clear that when he moved into Downing Street four years ago, the entire place, and I mean the country, not the residence, were in pretty bad shape. And there was no money to fix it.

Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This was an all-too-rare case of Labour and the Liberal Democrats coming together to defeat the Conservatives... I think we may see more of these two parties working together before polling day in May next year.