'Super Thursday' Showed Us That British Politics Has Changed Forever

Katie Ghose | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

If you were following it, it was easy to get lost last week underneath the bar charts and rapid analysis of Thursday's elections - the 'winners and losers', the ups and downs. Because there were some very revealing signs of the longer term trends affecting political behaviour and future shape of the UK - and they need to be talked about.

Dogs At Polling Stations Are The Best Thing About Today

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Comedy

If last year's general election taught us anything, it's that polling day can be a bit dull - that's why everyone on Twitter was mostly paying attenti...

How To Find Your Polling Station And Vote In Thursday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

The 2016 elections on Thursday 5 May, include a host of different votes that you can take part in at your local polling station depending on your area...

Poll: How Drunk Would You Have to Be to Shag Donald Trump?

Jenny Paul | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Jenny Paul

The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.

Bristol Student Union Elections: An Insight

John Thalassites | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
John Thalassites

I am currently running for election as Bristol's SU Volunteer Chair. In addition to other promotional material, I have produced a pitch open to all st...

Lib Dems: A Party Without A Message?

Louise Wilson | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

I hope the tide starts to turn for the Lib Dems. Indeed, they campaign on many issues that many other parties hold dear: a more proportional electoral system, reformation of the House of Lords, devolving power to local communities. And whilst I don't agree with much of their policy, they could help to form one of the strongest cross-party oppositions to the Scottish Government at a time when this is desperately needed.

My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil

Rabina Khan | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

A long time ago, my father taught me that there is one identity that surpasses all others - the human identity. Both, in terms of us as individuals, and in terms of how we relate to one another as one people. If there is to be any leading British value, it should be the freedom to express that identity in the way we choose.

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.

Cameron's Renegotiation Plans: The View From Warsaw

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

If Cameron, on the other hand, can focus on improving the EU for everyone, whether in Western or Central Europe, he may be able to get the support he needs from Warsaw, no matter which party forms the next government.

In Praise of Permanent Budget Deficits

Christopher Bacon | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

A permanent budget deficit would not be inflationary because the economy is not operating at full capacity. Even if it were operating at full capacity, a (smaller) deficit would still be required to maintain that state of affairs.

Labour's Complacency Cost Them the Student Vote

Gareth Evans | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Evans

Following Labour's resounding election defeat, much has been said about the party's need to regain key voter demographics if the outcome of 2020 is to...

Jeremy Corbyn Isn't Leading a Socialist Coup - He Genuinely Engages Labour's Young

Daniel Curtis | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Curtis

Those of us voting for Corbyn aren't naïve. Corbyn isn't the answer, because it's highly likely that Labour isn't the answer... To those who would condescend, patronise or ignore us: simply try to understand us, to work with us, and to offer us something to believe in. Offer us hope.

The New Government's Work to End Breast Cancer Must Start Here

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Delyth Morgan

The first six months of this new Government's term will therefore be crucial in shaping the country's ability to support and treat breast cancer patients, and we look forward with much hope to the outcomes, the commitments and, eventually, the fruit of this work.

Labour's Epic Fail Viewed Through the Prism of Marketing's Hottest Medium

Theo Delaney | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Theo Delaney

So what went wrong? Was the strategy flawed? Most commentators now say that targeting a narrow section of voters meant alienating the bulk of the electorate; that Labour were making a Ken Loach film when they should have been making Fast and Furious 8.

The Cyber Manifesto

Raj Samani | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Tech
Raj Samani

Although not a major topic in the campaign spotlight, we did see all of the major parties provide measures to attempt to address the growth in cybercrime in their respective manifestos.

Take a Breath, Britain

Andy Gibson | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Gibson

I have been avoiding the commentary in the aftermath of last week's UK elections. The crowing triumphalism on one side, and the unfocussed rage on the other, have been too much for my hangover to bear. Take a breath, Britain, and let's think about this properly.

The Future of the Left - A New Narrative

Christopher Bacon | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Christopher Bacon

The defining feature of the Tory campaign was its insistence that voting for the Labour party would be economically reckless, that the Labour party would overspend and doom the country. It seems that, at the last minute, part of the electorate found those arguments compelling, choosing to elect a Tory majority.

Why Young People Don't Vote

One Young World | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

I implore young people in the UK to vote on Thursday 7 May and make their voice heard. I implore young people to use their vote to ensure that political parties use their manifestos to tackle issues that affect young people.

A Heartfelt Plea to People With a Conscience

Ben Stockman | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

Thus far, I have remained uncharacteristically quiet about the election. For those that don't know me, in 2010 I created a Rage-Against-the-Machine for #1 style online group designed to support the Liberal Democrats - the party who have always been closest to my own political ideologies and who were the 'underdog' at the time. If we can get Rage to #1, went my thinking, then why not try and use the same methodologies for the election? Could a huge populist movement help to shape an election?

Local Strengths May Surprise Pundits In UK Election

Nicola Horlick | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nicola Horlick

There is no better way of trying to gauge what is happening in an election than knocking on some doors and speaking to voters. I spent the bank holiday weekend doing just that...

The Behaviour of Political Leaders Reflects the Social Norms of Their Culture

Nick Clements | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Clements

Our mostly male political contestants are presently locked in a struggle to dominate. In the fight between these figurehead men, full of bluster and bravado, the aim is to become all-powerful. Mention of coalition is dismissed as a sign of weakness.

Election Night TV: Back To The Future On May 7th

Gary Rodger | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Rodger

As one popularity contest ends, another begins; at 10pm on Thursday, the broadcasters will mount their 2015 general election night programmes. Yet despite the promise of all-new gadgetry, interaction and virtual reality graphics, the most significant aspect of polling night television is how little it has fundamentally altered since the inaugural BBCtv results service in 1950.

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.