Election.

What Miliband Didn't Announce Last Friday...

Dan Falvey | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Falvey

Miliband's announcement on Friday that he would cap profits which private firms make from hospital treatment at 5% and that Labour would end the requirement for all health contracts to be opened up to the NHS certainly sounds like a winning policy.

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Don't Vote in the General Election - #YOLO

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Valdemar Alsop

I want you to vote whatever your vote might be. Enjoy it. It's yours.

The Best Policy?

Tony Schumacher | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

I know it sounds daft (although not as daft as The Greens' housing policies) but before we jump up and down and crucify her (I may already be a bit late) let me make my argument.

Where Is British Food in the Election Debate?

Meurig Raymond | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics
Meurig Raymond

The next few months will see the closest fought election in a generation. Already the economy, welfare, health and education have been occupying headline space as some of the most important issues which affect people and therefore their vote. But where is food in this debate? More importantly, where is safe, secure, traceable British food?

Are Politicians Really All the Same?

Joel Durston | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

It's arguable how much difference there is between the two/three main parties, the Conservatives, Labour and, to a lesser extent, the Lib Dems (I think there are fairly significant differences).

What Do the Bishops Know About Politics? More Than You'd Think...

Angus Ritchie | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Angus Ritchie

The people working hardest for charity and justice at home tend to think those same values should shape our treatment of all the world's citizens. This Pastoral Letter invites us to recognise in each of our fellow humans the image of God. It is credible because the Church is not just saying these things. In England's poorest communities, it is living them out.

Is Labour's Paternity Leave Policy Progressive or a Poll Bribe?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Simon Ragoonanan

While this Labour policy may seem progressive, reflecting the reality that many fathers want to be at home with their newborn too, I feel what it's really reinforcing is that after four weeks a man's place is still at work while a woman's is at home with the baby.

The Definitive Guide On How To Register To Vote Online And Feel Awesome While Doing It

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Registering to vote is never going to be a thrilling endeavour. But tomorrow is *cue fanfare* National Voter Registration Day. Pretty much does wha...

Electoral Reform: The Case for Proportional Representation

Toby Gould | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Gould

What we need is a large-scale, independent assessment into whether or not the current system works as a truly representative democracy and then for prescriptions to be put forward and debated over how it can be fixed.

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

Politicians Need to Show Leadership and Get on With the Job

Alex Malley | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

As we enter 2015, the UK general election is now just a few months away. Meanwhile here in Australia the Government is facing another year of dealing with what some have described as a hostile Senate to deliver on its priorities and election promises.

The Sex Worker and the Dream

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Theopi Skarlatos

Soula believes each girl in the sex industry has a dream. It's what they focus on when the four red walls close in on them forcing them to question who they really are and why they're there. Without a dream, the hours, she told me, pass like hell.

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Dominic Dyer | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Dyer

Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price.

What Just Happened in the Brazil Election?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

I have never experienced an election so full of rancour and hatred. This election has descended into a traditional right v left fight, but with every dirty trick in the book used by the candidates and their supporters.

The Lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why Ukip Will Damage the Tories in 2015 But May Ultimately Harm Labour

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

My work suggests working-class Tories rather than Labour traditionalists are most likely to defect to Ukip, but their overall point holds: this is not a movement Labour can afford to ignore.

Political Micro-targeting: Why It Won't Happen at the Next Election

Louis Reynolds | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Behind all the spin, there is a growing interest in how the coming election might actually be contested. Many look to the US for some indication of what developments might feature in the 2015 campaigns.

Harry Truman and the RAF Save East Berlin: Remembering the Airlift that Defied Communism

Philip White | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

The fight for freedom in Europe did not end with the defeat of Adolf Hitler's Germany at the end of World War 2. As Winston Churchill correctly stated...

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.

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.

Jessica Elgot

'The Rise Of Ukip Means No-One Has An Excuse Not To Vote'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics

Most young people eligible to vote in the European and local elections stayed at home, despite being far more likely to be pro-European than older peo...

5 Political Leaders Who Can Give Assad A Run For His Money In Sham Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

Bashar al-Assad won an election this week with a rather impressive 88.7% of the vote. Impressive - his powers of persuasion must be pretty spot on....

The Irrational Fear of Foreigners

Nick Clements | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

We are an island race, this means we have always been proudly independent, and also completely reliant on integrating foreigners.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.