UK Elections

More Pain For Jeremy Corbyn As Simon Fletcher Quits As Campaigns Chief

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s top aides is quitting his post amid claims that he was sidelined by rival factions within the Labour leader’s inner circle....

Blair's Big Brexit Speech: The Comeback Tour Starts Here?

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics

For the rapt audience in Bloomberg’s hi-tech conference room, this was as close as it gets to political Nirvana. And like fans of an ageing rock sta...

May Accused Of 'Airbrushing' NHS Crisis Out Of Existence

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May dodges a question about maternity services closing in Copeland - four times.— ITV New...

Corbyn Allies To Tour Brexit Towns To Fight Ukip Threat

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott, John McDonnell and Clive Lewis plan to tour Brexit-voting cities with the pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum in an attempt to fig...

Can Ukip Win On A Cold Night In Stoke?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

When the voters of Stoke Central go to the polls on February 23, they will be doing more than electing a new MP – they will be deciding the fate of ...

Tim Farron: Corbyn Is Not A Progressive And There Will Be No Alliance With Hard Brexit Labour

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron today accused Jeremy Corbyn of “gun boat diplomacy” as he ruled out an electoral pact with the “hard Brexit” backing...

Council Cuts: The Silent Scandal Tearing Our Communities Apart

David Vigar | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
David Vigar

Image: Pixabay Another day, another raft of headlines and protests over Trump and Brexit. Meanwhile, away from the cameras, another bit of Britain qu...

Keir Starmer Tells Labour Rebels To Vote For Brexit Despite EU Referendum 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs planning to rebel against Jeremy Corbyn and vote against the triggering of Article 50 have been told by the party’s Brexit spokesman they...

Labour 'Face Snap Election Defeat' If MPs Vote Down Brexit Bill

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s shadow Brexit minister has warned that his party risks getting hammered in a snap general election if it votes down a bill to withdraw the ...

Labour Plans 'Double By-Election' To Fend Off Tories And UKIP

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour is hoping to fend off the Tories and UKIP in its northern heartlands by holding two key by-elections on the same day next month, party sources ...

Corbyn Supporter Tipped To Fight Copeland By-Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and grassroots movement Momentum are facing a key test in the Copeland by-election as one of his supporters emerged as the favourite to ...

Democracy: The Most Educational Form Of Government

Tom Bailey | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Bailey

Even if democracy did not encourage a more educated citizenry, it would still be the only morally defensible way to decide the laws that govern society, and would still be the best guarantor of liberty and rights. Lasch's argument, however, is worth remembering the next time someone wheels out ancient platitudes about people being too stupid for democracy to work.

Force Political Parties To Field Women Candidates With New Law, Say MPs

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Political parties should face fines if they fail to ensure at least 45% of their parliamentary candidates are women, MPs have said today. Of the 650 M...

What Does 2017 Hold In The Political World?

Alistair Jones | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

For many people, 2016 was seen as a terrible year. Their worst political nightmares came to be: Brexit, and Trump winning the US presidential elections being seen as the strongest cases in point. Yet for many others - including, most obviously, Nigel Farage, those same events were seen as their political dreams coming true. 2016 was a year to treasure!

Requiring ID From Voters Protects Us All

Gabriel Webber | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Who knows how our new British experiment will turn out. But a democracy is only democratic if voting is restricted to those entitled to vote. Measures aimed at ensuring that are, in principle, to be applauded.

Vote Count Begins In Ghana’s Two Horse Election Race

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Ghanaians have voted to elect the next president of the West African nation. Despite concerns about the credibility of the elections, voter enthusiasm...

Elections Likely To Be Won Or Lost On Housing

William Humphries | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
William Humphries

Once seen as a tenure of transition into homeownership, private renting has increasingly become the last stop for many Britons. Politicians need to wake up to this reality and help voters get a foot in the door of their own homes.

Five Quick Lessons From The 2016 US Election Results - What A Donald Trump Win Tells Us

Ifeanyi Abraham | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ifeanyi Abraham

As twisted as it may seem, a Trump victory is actually a victory for democracy. People can truly decide to rise above the expectations of their friends, society, other countries, etc.' and vote with their hearts for who they want, not caring how the media has painted him. Whether they chose fear over progress or not, you can't take away that the results show Democracy as the true winner.

Let History Judge The Vandalism Of Trump's Star

Janet Awe | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Janet Awe

A talented music composer and lovely friend of mine, Stuart Wood, moved to LA from London, three years ago. It's been very interesting to follow his a...

Sparks Fly: Is Theresa May Really In Charge Of The Conservative Party?

Gavin Devine | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Within the Tory ranks there are few if any genuinely big beasts around whom alternative camps may form, even though George Osborne is trying to position himself as one with his customary lack of subtlety. But the Premiership now is a poisoned chalice, with no way of avoiding fights as Brexit is navigated.

Five Simple Ways To Improve Democracy In The UK

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It seems like the distant past now, but in the few weeks up to the registration deadline for the EU referendum, more than 1.35 million people applied ...

Corbyn's Opponents Have Lost Sight Of The Bigger Picture: Things Are Much Worse Than They Claim

Sam Harrison | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The right of the Labour Party, for all its doom-stricken expressions and angry attacks on Corbyn and his adherents, is in fact being insufficiently pessimistic. They seem to think that if they replace their leader with a balding, uncharismatic, middle-class technocrat, it will be sufficient to avert the collapse of the Labour electoral coalition, ride out the politically destabilising effects of Brexit, and confront the emerging problem of a new fascism that could define the future of western politics. Myself, I shall stick with Corbyn.

It's Not All About EU: Why We Need to Make Voting More Attractive to Young People

Joe Levenson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Levenson

What goes down should also be able to go up, and it's not too long ago that younger people's turnout was so much higher than now. But the longer that disengagement goes on, the harder it's likely to be to reverse, and reversing it also means understanding why this is happening in many other countries and where progress is being made.

Should the United Kingdom Remain a Member of the European Union?

Matthew Beevor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Beevor

"Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" That is the question that British voters will be asked in one week's time. I overwh...

Policing the Police

James Hargrave | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

As it was only the first time round in 2012 we weren't able to tell whether Chiefs had a right to be worried, perhaps this time, over the next six months, we'll be able to establish if there's a pattern.