UK Government

The Colourful Revolution of The Rainbow Steps, Istanbul, Turkey

Chloe Gunning | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

£500 and a few tins of paint could be all it takes to transform your neighbourhood into a tourist attraction! Well, that's if you follow the beautifu...

Youth Estrangement and Disownment Needs Status, Recognition and Definition

Becca Bland | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Becca Bland

It was inevitable that it was going to happen: the government always were going to wield cuts at the young. But the recent Queen's speech gives us an idea about where exactly the belt will be tightened, and who specifically will be unable to rely on the help of the state.

To Stop This Government's Worst Instincts, Progressives Must Work Together

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Britain is under attack. The Government is waging war on those who need support, taking out our hard won workplace rights and removing our right to privacy. But, in the face of such an assault, it's vital we fight back. Progressives both inside and outside of parliament must work together to defeat these latest proposals and, crucially, start our own radical democratic offensive. I have no doubt that MPs from across the political spectrum share my commitment to building a fairer greener future - it's time we put our differences aside and work together to that end.

Mapping the Government: The Location of Ministers' Constituencies

Emily Andrews | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Andrews

In his first speech following the election, the Prime Minister said that the Conservatives would govern 'as a party of one nation, one United Kingdom'. But just how far across the UK does his government actually stretch?

If Union Members Can't Be Arsed to Vote Why Should Their Bosses Be Allowed to Hijack People's Lives?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

For too long Union leaders have been able to mobilise a militant few to do their bidding, calling strikes on shamefully low levels of support. Now at least the economy will be safe from this kind of manipulation.

We Are 'One Nation', Says Woman On Gold Throne While Announcing Further Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Comedy

A woman has unveiled the government's 'one nation' policies while sitting on a gold throne and wearing a crown encrusted with over 2,800 diamonds. ...

Hurry Up and Wait: David Cameron and the European Union

Gavin Devine | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

So the Prime Minister faces a conundrum. Most right-thinking people want him to get the referendum over with, if we have to have one at all. But moving too fast risks exacerbating, not removing, the uncertainty. Time for David Cameron to take the advice of the Stereophonics: hurry up and wait.

Our Comedy Section Live Blogs The Queen's Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Hello, subjects! And welcome to HuffPost UK Comedy's live blog of the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech. There'll be pomp. There'l...

The Queen's Speech: What, And Why, Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Comedy

The Queen's Speech takes place on Wednesday. But it's much more than a follow-up to the 2010 Oscar-winning movie 'The King's Speech'. Here are some of...

David Cameron Says The NHS Is Safe In His Hands. Erm...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy

In his first major speech since the general election, David Cameron sought to assure us that the NHS is safe under his government. We're not so sure.....

David Cameron's Cabinet Is Unveiled (With Apologies To Avengers Fans)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the latest can't-avoid movie. It's... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford)...

Those Tory Human Rights Explained...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

The Conservatives will be pressing ahead with their plans to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what can expect to find in their planned replacement? Hu...

Herod Appointed Secretary Of State For Children In Cabinet Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

JUDEA - Herod has been appointed Secretary of State for Children in the latest Cabinet reshuffle in the Toryean kingdom. Other notable appointments...

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.

The UK Has Cancer - And it's Spreading Fast, Like... a Cancer!

John Piears | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
John Piears

The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.

Technology and the UK Elections

Adam Fisch | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

Each party has to a greater or lesser degree included some mention of technology in their manifestos, but not enough focus has been applied and there are and will be issues the next government will have to address.

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Nepal Earthquake: The Crisis Outside Kathmandu Valley

Megan Tara Blade | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Tara Blade

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning can only be described as a 'nightmare waiting to happen'. Mega-quakes like this one happen roughly every 80 years in Nepal, with over 9000 people being killed the earthquake of 1934. When I visited last year the possibility of another devastating earthquake was a matter of 'when' rather than 'if', however Nepal was in no way prepared for it...

The UK General Disconnection

Richard Neil | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

At the moment we're just calling sides on the same broken coin of empty promises, it makes no difference what side we choose as it can never really work in our favour. Real political change has and always will come from the people, by giving the public true representatives we can once again restore faith and reconnect with democracy.

Do Politicians Understand Social Care?

Beth Britton | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Beth Britton

With electioneering in full swing, I am a frustrated voter. Not because of the endless talk of the deficit, austerity and immigration, but because while the NHS and healthcare feature in pretty much every political debate, by comparison social care is the poor relation.

General Election 2015 - As Seen by the Candidates

Mark Oaten | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

There are two weeks to go to the General Election and the pain is really starting to kick in. You're counting down the days and adding up the calories as you binge on Mars Bars to keep the energy levels going. You can hardly face another voter and simple tasks like getting in and out of the car result in aches and pains like never before. It's just not fun anymore.

Promise to Do Nothing and Get Elected

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

In all the pre-election excitement/apathy/hype/horror (make your own selection and delete as appropriate) I have a novel idea for politicians of all parties everywhere. Promise, if elected, to do as little as possible. I'm convinced it's a winner.

Stop Blaming Capitalism for our Economic Woes and Start Blaming the State!

Sean Howlett | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the public have wrongly blamed free market capitalism for economic woes, when they should be blaming government for allowing crony-capitalism/corporatism to incubate within the system.

Joey Essex, David Cameron and the Biggest Threat to UK Business

Gavin Devine | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

With only three weeks to go it is now almost impossible to avoid discussion of the UK General Election. Politicians, pundits and psephologists are everywhere, vying for our attention as they read the runes endlessly and often tediously. The smorgasbord of views, comments and opinions is overwhelming. But from this miasma some inescapable truths are emerging.

Why UK Politicians Cannot Tell The Truth

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

It struck me today why no politician can ever tell the truth to voters. Why they never answer the direct question interviewers ask them. It's shockingly naïve of me to not have worked it out sooner.