UK Elections

John McDonnell Says Labour Decision Not To Hold Conference Brexit Vote Is 'Democracy At Work'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has defended the Labour Party’s decision not to hold a meaningful Brexit debate and vote at this year’s party conference in Brighto...

Momentum Founder Tells Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn Won Their Seats, Not Them

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs owe their election victories to Jeremy Corbyn and party members not their own personal campaigning, the chairman of Momentum has said. Jon ...

Germany's Parliament Gets A Far Right Party For The First Time Since 1945

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politicians sing the German anthem at the party’s events. For a country whose national identity is still tied to ...

Corbyn Boost As NEC Approves 'Power To The Members' Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s mission to hand more power to Labour members has received a major boost after the party’s ruling body agreed his sweeping reform p...

The Lib Dem Conference Is Trying To Be Optimistic About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Lib Dem activists gathered in Bournemouth for the party’s annual conference this week are trying to be optimistic about Brexit. Not because they sup...

Stronger Laws Needed To Protect MPs From Abuse - Electoral Commission

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

The law should be strengthened to protect MPs from abuse, threats and intimidation, the Electoral Commission has said. Candidates in the 2017 General...

UK Will 'Reverse Brexit' But Lib Dems Will 'Die' If Party Does Not Change, Says Lord Ashdown

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics

Britain will “probably reverse Brexit” and Theresa May will not last long as prime minister, former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown has said. In an in...

Andy Burnham: I'm Back In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham, the newly-elected Manchester Mayor twice thwarted in his bid to become Labour leader, is not a man filled with regret. “There has not...

The Waugh Zone Tuesday September 12, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. THE NUMBERS GAME Theresa May chairs a 90-minute ‘political cabinet’ in No.10 this morning, before hosting the usual, formal Cabinet meeting. ...

The Waugh Zone Wednesday September 6, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. SKILL SET It’s the first PMQs for months and Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May have more than enough to get their teeth into. May is sure to seize ...

Corbyn Tightens Grip On Party HQ As Elections Official Quits

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s veteran elections chief has quit his party post after a 19-year career, HuffPost UK can reveal. Patrick Heneghan, one of Labour’s most se...

Corbyn Allies Push Labour Leadership Rules 'Compromise'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Politics

Fresh plans to change Labour’s leadership rules to ensure a left-wing successor to Jeremy Corbyn are set to be debated by the party’s annual confe...

Who Are the Candidates To Be The Next Scottish Labour Leader?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Politics

Kezia Dugdale’s bombshell resignation as leader of the Scottish Labour Party has triggered a race for the top job north of the border. But who is i...

Why Even Ukip-ers Want Rid Of Their Anti-Islam Leadership Candidate

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK Politics

Leadership battles in political parties are notoriously bad-tempered affairs, but Ukip seem determined to take it to a whole new level. This week, one...

Boris Ridicules May's Snap Election Decision

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned Libya that Theresa May’s disastrous decision to call a snap general election shows the danger of going to the polls too ear...

Jeremy Corbyn Predicts A General Election 'In The Near Future'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s government is doomed to collapse and a fresh election “in the near future” is inevitable, Jeremy Corbyn has told HuffPost UK. The ...

Democracy In The UK Is Broken... It's Time To Fix It

Joe Moore | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

After the recent Electoral Reform Society's report that 6.5million people voted tactically in the last election rather than for who they truly believe...

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Media To Treat Him With 'Respect'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has said the press should treat him with “respect” as he warned Theresa May the 2017 election was just a “dry run” for the next ...

17 From '17: Kemi Badenoch: 'Left-Wing Teachers Told Me Oxbridge Wouldn't Take People Like Me'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics

It was one of the most plum seats up for grabs in the 2017 election - Saffron Walden in Essex. Having been represented by Sir Alan Haselhurst for 40 y...

Unite's Election Campaign Powered The 'Corbyn Surge'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

Britain’s biggest trade union helped power the “Corbyn surge” in the general election by targeting more than a million of its members to get out...

Labour Leaping Down From Its Ladder Of Weak Promises

Charlie Mullins | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

When you leave Corbyn to "deal with it" as he so proudly said during the election, you should know the job won't get done. Unlike my engineers at Pimlico Plumbers, Corbyn doesn't understand how to make good on a promise and deliver on what people have signed up for.

Labour Members To Control Key Seat MP Candidate Selections

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s drive to get more Labour members involved in the selection of Parliamentary candidates has been given a major boost by the party’s...

Tory MPs Stop Public Submitting Petitions To Government Until At Least September

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

Members of the public are unable to submit any petitions to Parliament this summer thanks to Tory MPs. Conservative backbenchers are delaying election...

Corbyn Urges Labour MPs To Stay United In Tory Fight

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has urged all wings of Labour to unite against the Tories - amid growing signs that his supporters will have to wait at least a year to ...

Tory MP Blames 'Left-Wing' Activists For 'Majority' Of Election Abuse Directed At MPs

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

Left-wing activists are responsible for the “majority” of abuse directed at MPs and voters during the general election campaign, the Conservative ...