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New Labour, New Lair...

James Christie | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
James Christie

I turned up late from a book launch in London, wondering how to approach this high stakes poker game of a general election which, against most odds an...

The 2015 General Election Campaign - Doing It Doggy Style

Mr Pickwick | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mr Pickwick

This is the first General Election campaign I have lived through where I am at a loss who to vote for.

Political Parties' Failings Seen in Use of Old and New Media in Election Battle

Vic Davies | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Vic Davies

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and all the other party leaders will be jostling for voters' final decisions over the coming week in the lead-up to 7 May but on social media, one of their key communications tools, I feel they've got it all wrong.

The Trust Election - Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Richard Newman | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

With less than a week to the election, people around the UK have repeatedly said that they want to vote for a leader they can trust, who gives clear answers on their policies and who can explain how they are different from everyone else.

Conservative? Discriminated Against? Vote Labour!

Otto Squire | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Otto Squire

Election season brings out the worst in people. We turn a blind eye to our politicians as they rummage through dirty laundry, hoping for something gross. Some of us even salute them for it (their courage, strength and indefatigability). But all I see are shameless perverts - looking for panties to sniff. But even in this this toxic atmosphere, one group gets it worse than others.

Why I'm Challenging Nigel Farage to Live Below the Line

Jeremy Horner | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jeremy Horner

Whether or not you agree with his recent comments, that the survivors who risked all to escape Libya should be sent back, it's important that we all try to understand what drove people to take such risks. The simple answer is extreme poverty.

Why It's Time for Electoral Reform

Ben Moore | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

In 2010 I properly voted in a General election for the first time. I had put my card in the ballot boxes before, but always spoiled it by writing 'who' or 'none of these people' or something on it.

Oh My God, Who Am I Going to Vote For?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mr Pickwick

With the General Election appearing on the horizon, the choice of which party to vote for has created the same dilemma as deciding upon how best you would like to be killed. The only difference being that if you are dead, you would not have to contemplate the outcomes of the choice of political party you have had to make.

What Celebrity Big Brother Tells Us About 2015

Richard Batt | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Batt

This is going to continue throughout the whole of 2015 because after CBB we've got the General Election where the politicians will argue, the papers will print embarrassing stories and somehow this will result in a lot of airtime for Katie Hopkins.

English Votes for English Laws and Labour Desperation

Harry Saville | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Labour's latest policy announcement, creation of a committee of English MPs to scrutinise bills only relating to England, highlights the party's panic over the Conservatives popular English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) proposals.

Fluttering From the Guttering

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

We know that our politicians lie and obfuscate for their personal benefit. It is a shame that we and the media, those people that are supposed to transmit the unvarnished truth, are in any way different.

Imagining a World Without the Greens

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It would appear the powers that be want you to imagine a future without the Greens. This is the future the BBC is prefiguring with its decision to exclude us from the election debates. By doing so, they create a self-fulfilling prophecy: Greens are not a serious electoral option and our contribution therefore means nothing.

Liberal Leadership Hits New Low in Loyalty

Richard Hytner | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

Clegg is not alone this week in turning on his leader. In his new autobiography, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen takes a swipe at his Vice Captain Matt Prior, describing the wicket keeper as 'a Dairylea triangle thinking he was a Brie'.

The UK is OK thanks to GB

Richard Hytner | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

'No' to independence from the UK meant 'yes' to dependence on GB. At the eleventh hour, Gordon Brown the former Prime Minister trumped Scotland's First Minister with authenticity, humility and outstanding oratory.

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

Rae Duke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Duke

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.

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

What Does Your Hair Say About You?

Charlotte Cave | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

I've been a hairdresser for over twenty years and in that time, working across the TV and music business as well as magazines with the likes of Lady Gaga and Chris Martin, I have had the pleasure (usually) to run my hands through the hair of quite a few famous faces...or should I say heads!

My Response and Support for Labour Back Bench MPs Call to Ed Milliband for Debate and Action on Immigration

Joe Anderson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Anderson

Earlier this month we saw a huge increase in votes for UKIP and people discussing the subject of immigration. Whether or not you agree with those votes, the simple fact is that millions voiced their concerns and to just ignore them and their opinions is nothing short of disrespectful. It is simply saying we hear you but we are not listening...

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Is Labour Distrusted on the Economy More than The Conservatives are Distrusted on Welfare?

Alastair Roderick | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Even if the growth projections are true, this skirts over the fact that Britain is forecast to have a growing population at a time when other European nations (particularly Germany and Italy) are facing shrinkage. More people equals more money, the assumption goes. Demography is destiny, in other words, which is an adage best left to historians than journalists.

A Selfie Too Far?!

Edward Adoo | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Is this a new trend? Will we now see Selfies being taken at memorials and funerals? Nelson Mandela's memorial to many was viewed as a celebration therefore in some sense it was essential to capture that special moment and Selfie to remember the time, moment and it's significance.

WANTED: Home Grown Politicians, No Experience Necessary, Just a Mate in Power, £71,000 With Benefits

Kevin Godlington | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

I am agreeable to politicians being paid £71k a year, it is a decent salary for a decent day's work, we should not cut corners here if we value real management leadership, or talent will go elsewhere and do something else - which it clearly is currently. What I am questioning is the quality of the fools taking the cash.

Dennis Skinner MP: 'To Be a Socialist, You Have to Be an Optimist'

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Holmes

As a member of parliament for Bolsover in Derbyshire since 1970, Dennis Skinner - the man once dubbed The Beast of Bolsover - continues to hold fast to his socialist ideals, while his presence in the House of Commons serves as a reminder of the need for more open political debate.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 20 September 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Godfrey Bloom, now formerly of the UKIP parish (the kind of parish you sense where people shake on the floor and preachers cure diabetes by staring at you) thanks to his use of the word "slut" in a public meeting, (though it was miraculous he survived Bongo Bongo Land) managed not so much a Brass Eye as a Brass Neck with Michael Crick...

Red Ed's Back With a Vengeance

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

After more than an hour of listening to Ed Miliband we now know the answer to the big question. Just what would he do if he became Prime Minister? Would he tackle the deficit with the iron discipline he's previously promised? Would he ensure Britain is well placed to win the global race? In short, no. But he will keep his shirt on whilst on holiday, so that's alright then.