U.K. Election

Burka Ban Or The Start Of A UK Muslim Ban

Rema Begum C | Posted 25.04.2017 | 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outcome feels worryingly inevitable; a reluctant, and large Conservative victory wedded to a political model which is outdated, tired and unfit to do anything other than maundering decline.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.

Post-dialup Politics

Adam Hargreaves | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hargreaves

Time was when a newly elected head of state got a "honeymoon period"; a time to ride on the wave of national enthusiasm and renewal. With an electorate sick to the back teeth of the last lot, you got to capitalise on that positivity and get some of the unpleasant stuff done while people still like you. Not this time. In this age, the post-dialup age, your honeymoon period lasts about as long as a Snapchat. If that.

Muslim Student Attacked On US College Campus In ‘Trump-Related’ Incident

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Police are investigating a claim that a women in a hijab was attacked on a college campus in the wake of the US election result. A Muslim San Diego St...

This Is What The History Books Would Look Like If Hillary Clinton Won

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

When Emily Wilding Davison was trampled upon by the King’s horse in 1913, the idea that a woman could be a world leader was preposterous. It took ce...

I Predicted Trump v Clinton Two Years Ago

James Thomas | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Who do you think this is? A larger-than-life, mega-rich, dangerous egotist who prided himself on being Number One. He and his glamorous wife were o...

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...