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Turns Out Everyone Loves Porn, Hates Porn Filters

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

Ofcom has stumbled upon what must be one of the most un-shocking revelations about the human being which is: people love porn. The UK government im...

'Disturbing' Student Loans System At 'Tipping Point', MPs Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The student loans system is at "tipping point" due to Government miscalculations and problems with collecting repayments, a cross-party group of MPs h...

We Must All Wake Up to the Challenge of Voter Registration, Before Its Too Late

Stephen Twigg | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Registration is key for voter turnout and is the basis for constituency boundaries. As a movement, we must all wake up to the challenge of voter registration as Councillors, MPs and activists, before it's too late.

Is It Time to Stop Talking About Transformation?

Julian Dobson | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

There are words that have all the impact of a car alarm going off in the middle of the night. They scream at you, but most of the time they mean nothing. One such word is 'transformation'.

Modern Slavery. It's Time to Act.

Emily Campbell | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Campbell

People are being bought and sold... Something of an epidemic, there are alarmingly many more human persons subject to slavery today, right now and in this moment than there ever was during the entire history of the slave trade.

Summertime Sadness For UK parents

Ellen Broomé | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Broomé

The summer holidays are meant to be idyllic days spent with family having ice cream on sunny beaches. Unfortunately, for many parents the long summer holidays are a source of worry and stress. As schools break up, this is the last week that many parents will know what to do for childcare.

Start Putting Vulnerable Health Before Money, Government!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

Perhaps the conservatives will soon realise that the increase in depression in children, teenagers and adults is something that needs addressing and the support through NHS counselling should be in place, rather than forcing the support, it should be offered without long, unnecessary waiting lists.

That Horribly Sexist Daily Mail Cabinet Reshuffle Spread: We Redress The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you hate the Daily Mail's 'Downing Street Catwalk' of female politicians? You might prefer this version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy ...

What The Daily Mail Is Really Saying When It Writes About Female Politicians' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for the explanation... SEE ALSO: Daily Mail Slammed For 'Heinously Sexist' Reshuffle Spread The Funniest Twitter Re...

Do the Skeleton Shuffle...

Caragh Little | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Caragh Little

The skeletons in my closet have been going through a bit of a reshuffle too. It's all the rage. With cries of rage and anguish from those who think that teachers do nothing anyway, schools have reached the summer break and there's time for clearing out the closets and tidying the loft.

Drip, Drip, Drip - How Debate About Our Right to Privacy Was Drowned Out By the Sound of Reshuffling

Karla McLaren | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Karla McLaren

It is somewhat of a BIG coincidence that what little debate DRIP is receiving is taking place on one of the busiest political news days this year, if not this parliamentary term. It's another BIG coincidence that DRIP is being pushed through right before Parliament goes on holiday for six weeks... little chance of the time for debate being extended then. How unfortunate. A cynic might even suggest the government planned it that way.

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Exchange Rate Realignments

John Mills | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The UK is in trouble. It cannot pay its way in the world. We charge too much for our exports and we import far too much. Too few people buy British-made goods, because they are too expensive. We have high unemployment, high rates of inequality and the UK is falling deeper and deeper in debt...

#GoveGone: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To Michael Gove No Longer Being Education Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

There was dancing in the streets! Or at least in the staff rooms. Yes, Michael Gove is no longer the Education Secretary - moved, as he was, to the...

Cabinet Reshuffle 2014: The Main Dramatic Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

We round up the highlights of David Cameron's purge of middle-aged white men... ...

Here Are The Results Of David Cameron's Massive Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has made his big changes for his last major reshuffle before the 2015 general election, with a raft of women promoted to some senior pos...

Middle-Aged White Man Fails To Purge Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A reshuffle aimed at purging middle-aged white men from the cabinet has failed to purge the middle-aged white man leading it. It is also thought th...

Cameron Ally Slaps Down Disgruntled Tory Reshuffle Critics

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, a close ally of David Cameron, has warned disgruntled male Conservatives against venting their fury at being passed over promot...

Is Toxic Culture Syndrome Stagnating Social Mobility?

Emily Perry | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Emily Perry

Employers don't just give people a job, they give them the chance to change their life. This is a huge responsibility, just like balancing the books, turning over a profit and succeeding. It's time we recognised this and all did our bit to ensure we don't let the water become toxic.

Mr. Miliband: Pleasant Presentations Won't Make Pragmatic Policies

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
June O'Sullivan MBE

I attended the Inclusive Prosperity Conference at the Science Museum this week which was chaired by Ed Balls MP and the keynote speaker was Ed Miliband... Mr. Miliband warned that he won't always agree with us but my advice to him is to listen and think until his head hurts.

Animal Experiments: Out of Control

Michelle Thew | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The figures tell a simple, stark story. In 2010, the Government in the Coalition Agreement promised to work to reduce animal experiments. Yet, experiments rose in 2011. They also rose in 2012. And now they have risen again in 2013, to 4,121,582. The promise has unambiguously failed to be delivered.

Garden Capitalism

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Tom Johnson

It seems that studying Plato, master of the philosophical analogy has rubbed off on me. In a system in which the interlinking of government and capitalism has created a politically endorsed economy, the original foundations have been oft neglected and I wanted to get back to how, at least in theory, our public and private sectors interlink.

How We Really Feel About Climate Change

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Here in the UK we do like to moan about the weather. We especially like to moan if it exposes flaws in preparing for said weather, such as a dusting of snow crippling London's transport networks, or inadequate clean-up operations afterwards, as experienced in last winter's near-biblical floods.

Thinking Enterprisingly Enhances Employability

David Rutley | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
David Rutley

We need more young people to enter the labour market fully equipped for a life of work, as enterprising first-time employees. Current employers - 70 per cent of them according to a CBI survey - do not think that school leavers are sufficiently ready for the world of work.

Millions In Taxpayers' Money Being Paid To Underperforming Contractors

PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being paid out in bonuses to under-performing contractors responsible for delivering the Government'...

Picking Your Enemies

Katie Welsford | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Since their removal from power this time last year, the Muslim Brotherhood has constantly been the focus of Egyptian headlines. But when, in early April, Downing Street ordered an inquiry into the group's 'philosophy, origins and activities', it entered the UK domestic political scene too...