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Disabled People More Likely to Be Seen on the Streets Than on Our Screens

Clare Pelham | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Pelham

When was the last time you saw a disabled person on TV? Our research shows more than half of us are more likely to see a disabled person on the street rather than on our screens. And one in six of us have no recollection of disabled people in any media at all.

How The Government 'Is Leaving Immigrants Voiceless'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Around 700,000 migrants are being "left voiceless" due to the government's lack of leadership in teaching them English and cutting funding to language...

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.

What's the True Impact of Debt?

Jo Salter | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Salter

Debt is only as bad as the harm that it causes, which is why the Demos report out today has created a 'Harm Index' measuring the impact of debt. It suggests ways that debt support should be tailored to the individual struggles individuals face, and also argues that lenders who cause the most harm face stronger penalties.

Here's Why You're Much More In Debt Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed t...

The Death of Multiculturalism?

Iram Sarwar | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

Multiculturalism is dead in the UK. Or, that seems to be the message delivered by some of the highest figures in British politics...

Where Now for the EDL?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Tommy Robinson and the rarely seen but equally important Kevin Carroll are going to leave the English Defence League. It's not much of a surprise: but the resulting fall out might be. The reason, according to Tommy, is that he can't contain extreme right wing elements with the movement... Readers might be surprised to know that he is the face of the moderate wing of the EDL.

Populism

Adam Afriyie | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

Populism is on the rise, not just here in Britain but globally. It's no good dismissing it, ignoring it or attacking it. It's no good ridiculing, insulting or bullying populist voters. We need to understand how populist parties have changed over the decades and why modern populist parties are gaining ground.

Why Soft Power Is Hard for Governments

John Worne | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics
John Worne

Sharing culture is hard when you can't entertain another point of view, tough when you have to stick to your line, and impossible when what you say can immediately be turned into a headline and used as a stick to beat you. This is the lot of modern governments.

Unemployment And 'Viagra Culture' Helping To Fuel 'Masculinity Crisis'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Britain is facing a crisis of masculinity, which celebrates heartlessness and normalises sexism and homophobia, amid growing unemployment and uncertai...

'Sleepwalking Into Segregation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A "retreat" of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, according to research by think tank Demos. Analysis of...

Priority Patients?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients who can show they live healthy lifestyles by proving how much they exercise and what they buy in their weekly shop should be prioritised for ...

Why Did the Pollsters Miss Beppe Grillo?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Grillo causes a big problem for polling companies. While mainstream candidates tend to end up close to predictions, new, populist, and radical parties often confound them.

When I Debated Alex Jones

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Don't assume conspiracy theorists are simply ill-informed. Alex Jones is hyper-informed; probably over-informed. He spends many hours a day sifting media and doing research. He, and other conspiracy theorists, often know more about the minutiae than any non-specialist.

Did the EDL Really Tweet That?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Online information is extremely useful, but scepticism is always required: especially with screen-grabs.

When It Comes to Tackling Poverty, One Size Fails All

Ally Paget | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ally Paget

We are making progress in our understanding of poverty, but insisting on a single solution risks everyone falling through the net.

Iain Duncan Smith: Saving the Welfare State From Misguided 'Kindness'

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Anyone who genuinely, seriously wants to protect our welfare state should be full-square behind Iain Duncan Smith's latest ideas for reform.

Are Elderly People In Britain Lonelier Than Other Countries?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Elderly people in Britain are lonelier and poorer that those in similar European countries, international research suggests. They are also more con...

Put Melanie Phillips in Charge of Equality and Human Rights

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Boris Johnson provoked both glee and outrage when he wrote, in his regular Telegraph column, that the next Director General of the BBC should be a Tory. "Imagine", opined Alastair Campbell "if we had said what Boris said". The difference, of course, is that a Labour politician would never say it. They just did it.

Who Will Stand Up to the Hetero-Phobes?

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

The gay-rights brigade have allowed their quest for gay marriage to tip over into active hetero-phobia. If they don't snap out of it, they'll even lose the support of gay people like me.

Seeing is Believing, and Positive Thinking is the Key

Riaz Shah | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Riaz Shah

A recent report from Barnardo's highlighted, once again, the trouble that a lack of government funding is causing for socially disadvantaged young people.

Why Charles Dickens Would Have Been a Mosaic Mentor

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Freeman

Having recently celebrated the art of Dickens we can also celebrate his message of social improvement and realise that those of us who take the initiative to offer a helping hand are justified in having, in regard to the results, great expectations.

In the Digital Age, Why are So Many Young People Confident, but Not Competent Internet Users? And What are the Implications?

Rebecca_Ford | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Rebecca_Ford

As the digital world continues to grow and to play an increasingly central role in how we all learn and form opinions about the world and each other, it is more important than ever to be able to tell good information from the bad, truth from lies, and to ably navigate the grey area of opinion in the middle.

Michael Rundle

Too Afraid To Fight Back: Number Of Citizen's Arrests Plummets

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Almost 11,500 fewer citizen's arrests were made in London in 2010 than in 2002, figures have revealed, as experts point to a rise in "fear of crime". ...

Pride and Prejudice: Negotiating Identity in Britain

Eleanor Kelly | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics
Eleanor Kelly

It's been a busy year for identity politics in Britain. Most recently, millions have watched the woman of My Tram Experience express her opinion on who is and isn't British in the UK today.