Election

Where Are All the Tory Tweeters?

Lee Langford | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lee Langford

One final statistic that helps to explain Shapps' #epic fail is that his use of the pronoun "they" to reference 'hardworking people' would help to alienate daily Twitter users in particular since 51% are in full-time work or self-employed compared with the average of 44%.

10 Ways You Know It's Student Election Season

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

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I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

The Young Vote: Why the Youth Are Politically Exploited

Blerta Berisha | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blerta Berisha

There are so many issues which affect young people's lives and we are putting ourselves at a great disadvantage by not voting. How can you help to change something if you don't include yourself in political dialogue? With rising long term youth unemployment and trebling of university fees, now is the time to make our voices heard.

2014 - Central Bankers Making Way for Politics?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

2013 was the year of all-powerful central banks, fragile economic recovery, and financial market euphoria. 2014 will be all about politics: political economics, geopolitical developments, and electoral politics.

2014: The Road to the Election

John Lehal | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Lehal

With 2014 marking the last full year before the next General Election, as well as the Scottish independence referendum and local and European elections, it might be fair to say our politicians are looking ahead with some trepidation at the year ahead.

Did Nick Clegg Receive a Spine For Christmas, or Just a Second Face?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Either it's an election year, or Nick Clegg has suddenly discovered some principles. This week, George Osborne announced that there would be another £25 billion in spending cuts after the 2015 general election and around half of that would come from the welfare budget. For Clegg, who must have been given a spine at Christmas, it was apparently the straw that broke the camel's back.

Marred by Violence? Trouble Distorts Poll in Kosovo for the Better

Harriet Line | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Line

On Sunday, those living in the north of Kosovo took to the polls for the time since 1999 to elect a Mayor who would govern under the jurisdiction of Pristina. The problem was that not many of them went...

Poll Shows Labour Lead Shrinking

The Huffington Post/UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Another poll has indicated Labour's poll lead is narrowing as the economy shows signs of revival. Research by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday ...

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

'It'll Be Great Working With Another Centre Right Leader'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has called Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott to congratulate him on his election win. The Tory leader said how it will be "g...

Outsourcing Instinct is a Loser

Alex Malley | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

You may have heard that Australia is in the throes of a federal election campaign. The incumbent Kevin Rudd and the challenger Tony Abbott are competing for the office of Prime Minister - the gloves are well and truly off as the September 7 election date looms...

David Miliband Condemns 'Broken' Political System

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Miliband has condemned a "broken" political system which left parties under the control of "small groups". The former foreign secretary lost ...

UK Concern As Mugabe 'Re-Elected' Amid Fraud Claims

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today commended the people of Zimbabwe for holding peaceful presidential polls, but voiced "grave concerns" about the ...

What Is the Spirit of the Fringe?

Gareth Morinan | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Gareth Morinan

As the more foolish among us head up to the Edinburgh Fringe this week, I've been contemplating that age-old question; what is the Spirit of the Fringe? Perhaps a good starting point is to look at the past winners of the Panel Prize (often informally referred to as "the Spirit of the Fringe award").

Preaching to the Deserted

Mike Bonnet | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Bonnet

To most people I imagine, deterring illegal immigrants from committing a crime they'll have invariably already committed by the time they see the government's message warning against it, sounds completely illogical. (Not to mention exhausting). If only it were so simple though.

An Outsider's Perspective on the Deterioration of The Obama Administration

Jason A Murdock | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

It is never easy to admit you were wrong, but today I can draw the courage to type the words I have been thinking inside my liberally infused brain for a while; I was wrong about the Obama administration.

WATCH: Boris 'Increasingly Confident' Cameron Will Win Election

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson said he was backing David Cameron "all the way" and was "increasingly confident" the Prime Minister would win the 2015 election for the ...

WATCH: Imran Khan Injured In Fall At Election Rally

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

Former Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, has been 'badly' injured after falling off a lift carrying him up onto an election rally sta...

Who Would Want Fruit Cakes Running Their Council?

Kelly-Marie Blundell | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Kelly-Marie Blundell

Let's get one thing straight. UKIP do not provide a credible alternative in local politics.

Babette's Feast With the Refugees at PDVSA: The Real Importance of Maduro's Victory in Venezuela

Asa Cusack | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Cusack

Chávez's success is as much about how the poor feel about their place in society as it is about improvements in their material conditions.

How Not to Be a University President

Curt Rice | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Curt Rice

Why are you doing what you're doing? What can you do that no one else can do? What gives you the greatest satisfaction? How can you have impact where you think it's important?

Is Israel About to Turn Sharp Right?

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

How would you feel if I told you that the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon be the most moderate member of his own government? And that means his next Cabinet will be more right-wing too. Two-state solution? Forget it.

Party Politics: Election Fever Sweeps Sierra Leone and There Are Some Serious Matters to Debate

Charlie Habershon | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Charlie Habershon

Sierra Leone is at a critical point in its development. Despite some progress, Sierra Leone's recovery remains fragile and the country ranks 180 of 187 on the UNDP development index with 77% of Sierra Leone's living in poverty and 62.79% living on less than $1.25 a day.

Marijuana legalisation: Sometimes Violations of International Law Are Cause for Celebration

Damon Barrett | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

Ending the war on drugs, moreover, will be a victory for international human rights law. It will be a victory for international law itself - for environmental law, anti-corruption agreements, international security, for the achievement of international development agreements and improved health - all of which have been damaged by decades of prohibition. Colorado and Washington have taken us one step closer. For that we should all celebrate.