U.K. Election

Why I'm Voting For Owen Smith - And So Should You

Euan Healey | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Then as the so-called coup began, as resignations began to happen, I began to wake up to a reality that many had already seen. Jeremy, while his politics are great, was not going to be a man to lead us to an election victory. When you cannot command the support of your MPs - how can you be expected to command the support of the country.

To End In-Party Squabbling, Here's My 'Tongue-in-cheek' Election Reform

Beth Burks | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Burks

Apply like the rest of us apply for jobs. The deadline for a new PM is September 8th which is 10 weeks away. Unfortunately, none of you are allowed t...

Why I'm Falling Out of Love With Labour

Lauren Davies | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

I desperately want to believe that a unified Labour Party is possible, so I'll refrain from cutting up my membership card for the moment, but if the current conditions continue, I and perhaps many others may find ourselves reconsidering our positions within the party.

What Next for the Labour Party?

Euan Healey | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

It's the million voter question. But one that I doubt I'll be able to answer - especially given that the Labour Party itself is failing to be able to answer it, as Jeremy Corbyn has today announced that he will not resign even following the loss of a vote of confidence by 172 votes to 40.

Why You Must Vote Today - On Behalf of Those Who Can't

Euan Healey | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Today, as you might have heard (I mean no-one has really mentioned it at all), Britain finds itself on the precipice of the greatest decision it has had to make in a generation. This question eats the West Lothian question for breakfast, and snacks on general elections. That's right - it's referendum time!

Why Europe Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread - The Passionate Case for Remain

Euan Healey | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

The environment, terrorism, refugees, technological development - these are the things that will define this generation, but they remain things that do not pay attention to border crossings and barbed wire, issues that can only be combatted internationally. Aligning ourselves with Europe, backing Remain could just be the most important decision that you will make this century.

'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.

London Council Issues 'Emergency' Voting Procedure After Disruption

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

A London council has been forced to introduce an "emergency" voting procedure after widespread problems affected scores of residents on Thursday. Repo...

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...

Chaos At Barnet Polling Stations After Council Botches Voter Registration Lists

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Widespread problems with voting in London's most populous borough have prompted complaints from candidates and calls for a public enquiry. UPDATE: Ba...

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

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

This article is about the previous 5 May local elections. Information on how to find your polling station for the EU Referendum can be found here. Th...

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 13.09.2016 | 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...

Corbyn, Trump: More in Common Than They Would Admit

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Britain now economically one of Europe's strongest nations, unemployment down and inflation at record lows, Corbyn's tax and spend plan would send the UK back to the days when the wealthy would leave for tax havens abroad. And the nation would sink into debt and even currency devaluation.

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

Karl Davis | Posted 16.08.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 28.07.2016 | 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 24.07.2016 | 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 22.07.2016 | 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 04.06.2016 | 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.

The UK General Election in Review

Gerry Flynn | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

Like everyone else who doesn't have a high wall to hide behind when the country's poorest eventually resort to sexually violent cannibalistic rioting, I was quite disappointed by the 2015 General Elections.