7 Times London Pride Told The DUP Where To Go

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.07.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital today to celebrate London Pride. A joyous carnival atmosphere prevailed, 50 years after...

DUP To Vote Against Free NHS Abortions For NI Women In England

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s pact with the DUP is facing a major Tory rebellion over moves to stop women from Northern Ireland receiving free abortion services in ...

Northern Irish LGBT Activist Shares Hope Tory-DUP Deal Could Improve Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK

LGBT activists in Northern Ireland are hopeful the controversial deal between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could change the latt...

Labour Urges End To Police Cuts And Claims UK Is Being Denied £68bn In Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The first vote of the new Parliament will see MPs decide whether to lift the public sector pay cap on emergency service workers. Labour has tabled an...

Labour Is Forcing A Commons Vote To End Health Workers' Misery

Jon Ashworth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

The Government has created a workforce crisis in the NHS which is causing financial chaos for hospitals and causing misery for patients. We are 10,000 GPs, 3,500 midwives and now 40,000 nurses short of the number we need. Nurses are being forced to use foodbanks to make ends meet and NHS Providers say that staff are quitting the NHS to stack shelves instead. The Health Secretary says he has sympathy for underpaid health staff but sympathy won't put food on the table.

First They Came... But What Is The Real Cost Of The DUP?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We must speak out. It's all we got. Especially if we want to create a future that's fair, right and equal. First they came. Now they're here. But let's hope they don't stick around. Surely nothing is worth that. Not at any price.

If The Tories Don't Learn The Lessons Of Their Failure On Public Services, They're Finished

Lucy Powell | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Lucy Powell

In today's Daily Mail, Tory MPs complain that headteachers lost them the election. Wrong. It was their own policies (and inability to change) which lost them the election. Polls after the election estimated that over three quarters of a million people changed the way they voted because of school funding cuts.

The Tories' Massive DUP Deal Proves Austerity Is A Political Choice

Kezia Dugdale | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Kezia Dugdale

While Theresa May limps on, her deal throws up an immediate question: will all parts of the UK also receive similar vital additional funding, as Northern Ireland is getting as part of the deal? For me, this is crucial. This massive cash deal with the DUP proves that austerity is a political choice made by the Tories, and when push comes to shove, money can be found. So it is vital that Scotland, Wales and the regions of England also get extra funding to end austerity.

Someone Put Theresa May In The Lead Role In The Holy Grail And The Internet Has Gone Mad

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

After a tough couple of weeks for the British PM - what’s next? Here’s @rabbitandcoffee with ‘Theresa May and the Holy Grail’. #auspol pic.twi...

People Mock Theresa May For Shaking The 'Magic Money Tree' To Get £1 Billion For The DUP

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has prompted incredulity that the prime minister has conveniently found a ...

Here Are All The Things The Billion Pounds Theresa May Just Gave The DUP Could Buy

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK

The DUP has signed a deal to prop up the Tory minority Government and earned itself £1 billion in the process. In exchange for the cash, the DUP’s ...

Scotland and Wales Are Furious About Theresa May Giving Northern Ireland £1bn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories’ deal with the DUP was branded a “straight bung” as anger flared across Great Britain over the extra £1bn for Northern Ireland. The ...

Caroline Lucas Has Upset The DUP By Calling Them Dinosaurs

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas upset Democratic Unionist Party MPs in the Commons by calling them ‘dinosaurs’. The Brighton Pavilion MP chal...

Homophobia And Transphobia Are Actually Bad For The Economy

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

On Friday 2nd June, to mark the beginning of Pride month, Ivanka Trump tweeted: "I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy."

Protests Across Britain Against Tory-DUP Pact Amid Grenfell Fury

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

Protests across Britain against the proposed Tory-DUP deal coincided with mounting fury over the Grenfell Tower disaster on Saturday. One Facebook ev...

The Troubles Loom Large As Northern Ireland Contemplates A Tory-DUP Deal

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

“That’s where I was shot,” Jason O’Halloran says as his black cab slows down. The Belfast taxi tour guide has spent more than a decade recover...

Children Must Be A Priority For New Government

Matthew Reed | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

Whether you love politics, loathe it, or are indifferent, the outcome of last week's General Election matters. MPs decisions can have a big impact upon people's lives, including those of the children and young people we look out for at The Children's Society. So I am heartened by reports that more young people aged 18-24 voted this time.

Theresa May Is Selling Out Women And The LGBT Community To Cling To Power And It's Not Okay

Kerry Abel | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry Abel

We should stand with our LGBT friends and family, and demand that our rights are not sold off as part of a squalid deal to prop up a failed government. It is not time to be complacent about the rights to control our bodies and live our lives.

Watch Ali G Prank The DUP Way Back In 1999

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Comedy

The DUP have been making headlines over the last few days as reporters scramble to see what kind of deal they strike with Theresa May and the Tories. ...

As Britain Wakes Up To The DUP, In Northern Ireland We Need Your Outrage More Than Ever

Jamie Baird | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Jamie Baird

When the General Election was first called, no-one could have predicted the pivotal role that Northern Ireland's leading party would play in the result. The DUP's unexpected hand in bringing the Tories back into power has catapulted the party into the centre stage of UK politics, and has for the first time exposed them to the full, unforgiving glare of Great Britain.

'We're Not Homophobes', Says Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption-Opposing DUP

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

The DUP’s leader has insisted her party are not “homophobes” as their track record of opposing LGBT rights comes into the limelight. The 10-MP p...

Abortion Rights And Wrongs: Women's Rights Must Not Be Used As A Bargaining Chip With The DUP

Sam Smethers | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Smethers

Fundamentally, we want a categorical assurance from the Government that women's rights will not be used as a bargaining chip with the DUP. The UK is a fundamentally pro-choice society. We expect our Westminster Government to defend and reflect that. The DUP do not, yet they hold the balance of power in this new arrangement. But more than that, it is time for women in Northern Ireland to have their human rights respected in the same way as women in the rest of the UK. Now that is a Union worth defending.

Theresa May's Alamo - Why Irish Influence Will Unnerve English Voters

Nathan Coyle | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

Over the next 13 days, we will see how the DUP conversation affects the right wing of British politics in regards to how voters see the legitimacy of a future Conservative government after another general election and it's surely a line left wing parties will attack hard. This is Theresa May's Alamo and her garrison will have to be well armed to protect her mission.

Why Theresa May's Deal With The DUP Must Be Abandoned

Stewart Wood | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

The UK Government's periodic role as an honest broker between the Northern Irish parties is now needed again. It has a duty - to the heroic, courageous moves towards peace on all parties in the recent past, and to the people of Northern Ireland now and in the future - to be and to appear impartial. And this is why the Conservative-DUP deal is so concerning. Any UK Government formally reliant on any Northern Irish party simply cannot be seen as the honest broker it needs to be. The Government really should abandon the idea of a formal deal. They are playing with fire. And the stakes are too high to risk it.

The Election Results Is Much Ado About Nothing

Shudong Li | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shudong Li

For Labour, revel in your success, you have deserved it but be aware of why it tastes so sweet. Exceeding expectations has its own trappings. The fight is only just beginning, and it is only going to get dirtier.