U.K. Election

Which Political Party Has The Best Proposals On Mental Health?

Ed Pinkney | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Pinkney

The manifestos of the three largest parties collectively contain 75 references to mental health -- 70 more than the respective manifestos in 2010, excluding the indexes. Those that have read the recently released manifestos could be forgiven for remembering little of what was said, because despite extended paragraphs, there are few quantifiable pledges.

How It Feels To Be A 'Leftie' Living In A Tory Heartland

Megan Ward | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Politics
Megan Ward

Of course voting is only one part of the democratic process, and for the past 3 years I have participated in politics both in demonstrations and online. I will continue to be active in whatever ways I can. But if only my vote actually counted for something, perhaps it wouldn't all be necessary.

The Decline Of Democracy - Why Smart People Don't Vote

Ravi Lakhani | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ravi Lakhani

I'm not saying its pointless, just that it doesn't do what you think it does. It only serves you as a comfort pill, a badge of participation and feeling like one is being represented. We're taught in classrooms that democracy brings freedom and progress; but as long as democracy is limited just to voting, it will remain a means of wielding power and keeping control, scarily akin to Orwell's 1984.

Putting Ourselves First In This Election

Joseph Finlay | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

This election isn't about the things it's supposed to be about. It's not about leaders, parties, candidates, rallies. It's not about wall to wall news coverage, interviews, speeches and gaffes. It's not about them. It's about us.

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

The Proof Theresa May Dominated Media Coverage In First Week Of Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

The Conservative Party’s decision to push Theresa May as the centre-piece of its election campaign appears to be paying off as the Prime Minister do...

Britain, Does Anything Actually Unite Us?

Toby Jai | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

To argue our point and to grow as a nation. We have a lot to be proud of and at our core we absolutely have far more that should unite us than divide us if our democracy and core freedoms are taken into account.

Five Steps To Stop Disaster For Labour

Euan Healey | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

If you're a Labour member that is able to go and campaign, and you're yet to go and do it, then Labour's poor performance in the Locals is as much your fault as anyone else's. That's the long and short of it.

If We Do Not Defeat Mrs May, Nigel Farage Will Dictate Our Future

Nora Berend | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Nora Berend

People of Britain, wake up! Do you want to 'take back control' from a demonised Brussels in order to hand Theresa May the power to take away our humans rights?

The Most Important Issue Affecting Us All Has Been Ignored In The Election Campaign

Basit Mahmood | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Politics
Basit Mahmood

Irrespective of what aspirations the major governing parties have for our country, none of these will be possible unless we live in a habitable climate. If we are to tackle the most pressing issue affecting the future of humanity, it will require courage on behalf of our mainstream politicians, to have a much broader vision than one simply focused on a narrow vision of Brexit and to go beyond the confines of identity politics. For the challenges posed by climate change affect us all. It's about time they took centre stage.

Time For Parties To Commit To Social Care

Richard Kramer | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Kramer

In the run up to the general election, we urge all political parties to commit to addressing the mounting issues facing social care, so we can work towards a sector that enshrines high quality, person-centred care for everyone who needs it now and long into the future.

Most Significant Election Ever For Hunting Act

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

As soon as Theresa May stepped out onto Downing Street, and announced that the country would go to the polls on June 8th, it was battle stations not j...

Scottish Labour Should Ditch the Hardline Unionism - It Won't Win Them Voters Back

Jonathan Rimmer | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Rimmer

If Scottish Labour adopt a neutral stance on the upcoming independence referendum and continue to advocate genuine socialist policies, I'm willing to forgive previous misdeeds consider voting them again and I know I'm not alone. If they believe such a position is a betrayal of their values then so be it, but it may end up being the hill they die on.

Burka Ban Or The Start Of A UK Muslim Ban?

Rema Begum C | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Rema Begum C

Most people cannot comprehend the magnitude of telling someone to remove a religious article of clothing. The burka is not just a piece of cloth. It is a part of an identity. Worn with the understanding of the creed and for the love of religion. There is a spiritual and emotional connection. By having a ban implemented, it will create further barriers preventing the interaction between the wider social group and stigmatising the minority.

This Election Reveals The Tragedies Of UK Politics

Chris Giles | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Giles

We'll be told that this election will be the most important one of a generation. And in many ways it is. The winning party will redefine Britain's relationship with Europe, and the world. But the outcome feels worryingly inevitable; a reluctant, and large Conservative victory wedded to a political model which is outdated, tired and unfit to do anything other than maundering decline.

Let's Start Talking About How We Spend Aid

Simon Kirkland | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Kirkland

If all parties can agree on how much we spend, the 0.7 per cent, then we can all finally move on to talking about how the money can best be spent. And that should be a very interesting and useful debate indeed.

Beyond Brexit: 2022 Will Be Too Late To Start Looking Ahead Of Leaving The EU

Rosy Roche | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosy Roche

Let's elect a government that represents us. Any opportunity for the UK population to have its say on who we want in Westminster has to be taken as a positive, and this is a chance not only to consider the kind of Brexit we want, but the country we will be afterwards.

There's Only One Way To Prevent A Tory Landslide

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Pendleton

With Labour on its knees and the Lib Dems' resurgence underwhelming and not very surgey, the only way to prevent a paradigm-shifting Conservative majority with and a government with a mandate for a nasty and dangerous hard Brexit is for Labour, Lib Dems and Greens to collaborate and back only one candidate in swing seats; the one with the greatest chance of winning.

Northern Ireland's Big Decision

Katherine Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Katherine Press

This Thursday our potential for change is greater than ever. Don't assume your vote doesn't count, the political upheaval around the globe is proof that it does. Make a stand, show up for yourself and for those who need your help. Make our democracy and our little place in the world mean something positive again - we're worth more than we've been used to, and the responsibility for making our future brighter is a privilege we shouldn't give up easily.

The Importance Of Being Messy

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

Being messy at work is a perfectly natural phenomenon, says Harford. While other spaces are designed so that everything has its place, such as kitchens and bathrooms, it's harder to apply the same approach to the constant flow of information into your phone, or the influx of things that cross your desk.

Denial's Democracy

David Zeff | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Zeff

Denial is a dangerous thing as anyone confronted with it can tell you. There is no way to argue with someone suffering from it. Disagreeing with a per...

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy - Is It Too Little Too Late?

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Facebook has followed the lead of Google and banned fake news sites from using its advertising network. This comes hot on the trail of public scrutiny surrounding the social network's unwitting proliferation of articles containing false information.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Post-Truth In Politics

Stuart Thomson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The news that Oxford Dictionaries has declared 'post-truth' its 2016 international word of the year is not just a sign of the impact it has had on politics. Unless challenged 'post-truth' will become accepted practice with evidence and experts being consigned to history. There is no reason why this cannot apply as much to business communications as politics. Unchecked, it will become how we communicate all the time.