Nuclear Electricity Generation Belongs to the Past Not the Future

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So the British government's response to climate change is to go nuclear. The Hinkley Point nuclear power station is to be built jointly by Chinese com...

Why Corbyn and the Left's Euphoria Will End

Charlie Evans | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

The Left faces the biggest challenge British politics has seen in recent political history. And this challenge is undoubtedly going to overwhelm them, and the exciting and endearing Jeremy Corbyn will be resigned to the history textbooks.

Jeremy Corbyn Is the Best Bet for Labour to Win the Next Election

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with the Labour Party? There is a surge in party membership, and this is a worry for the men in suits in the Westminster bubble! Why? Peopl...

Britain's Electoral System Is Broken and In Need of Serious Reform

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I have always believed, perhaps naively, that in a democracy, if a system is shown to be manifestly unjust and unfair, then those who have the power to address the problem will respond positively. Action will then follow to address the grievance. Alas, this often is not the case.

Labour's Policies and Election Campaign - Incoherent, and Shambolic

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The Labour Party lost the election because its policies and campaign lacked coherence; it appeared to be a collection of policies that did not have a common arching principle to connect them. The leadership always appeared to be on the defensive, and unable to reply with a counter narrative to that presented by the Tories.

Labour Pains: Giving Birth to a New Politics

Indra Adnan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Hours to go and I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Whatever happens on polling day, the General Election 2015 has been chaotic. The growing complexity of British politics, signalled by the appearance of seven leaders in the leadership debate compared to four last time, has not led to a better quality of discussion or engagement with the voters, but higher degrees of posturing and spinning against the storm.

Votes for Animals - Okay?

Joe Duckworth | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Joe Duckworth

There's something exciting about seeing people getting passionate about politics, and enthused about animals. On Thursday, I witnessed both those things in equal measure, and it was great!

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

SNP Trident Policy is Ill Thought in an Uncertain World

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Britain's nuclear deterrent has been a contentious issue on the left for as long as it has existed. And it is not difficult to sympathise with the ant...

Bread and Roses in Modern Britain

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Prior to the 1912 Massachusetts textile strike, socialist and feminist, Rose Schneiderman, made a plea: 'What the woman who labours wants is the right...

The Best Policy?

Tony Schumacher | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

I know it sounds daft (although not as daft as The Greens' housing policies) but before we jump up and down and crucify her (I may already be a bit late) let me make my argument.

Natalie Bennett's Apology For 'Excruciating' Media Interviews Comes Too Late

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Natalie Bennett has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to her party after a series of "excruciating" media interviews overshadowed her party's ...

The Green Party's Well-Meaning Naivety Ought To Concern Us All

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

The Green Party have sometimes been described as the "UKIP of the Left". Are you bored with your old party? Do you want to trade it in for a shinier new model? Say goodbye to all those stuffy old politicians from the Westminster old boys' club; the Green Party is for you...

Dave Has Even More Conditions Before He'll Do The TV Debates Again

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has indicated that he will only agree to the televised leader debates if they take place earlier than suggested and also include parties...

The Young Are the Future and it Is Green

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

It is gratifying to see that the young are showing the rest of us how democracy should really work. We need to concentrate on policies and not the way politicians speak, or dress, or loyalty to a party as if it were a football team. They are saying we want a real change; we want a vision that encompasses our duty to fellow human beings, and our connections with others beyond our borders, and our moral duty to those less fortunate, to the poor and vulnerable.

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

'What Are You Afraid Of, Boys?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party has thrown down the gauntlet to the other party leaders over their seeming exclusion from the televised election debates asking them: ...

Clegg Refuses To Back Green Party In Debates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party is being used as an "alibi" to scupper the televised general election debates, Nick Clegg said as he declined to back their inclusion....

Asa Bennett

7 Utterly Depressing Things Rochester Has Taught Us About Party Politics | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's Mark Reckless has romped to victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election, beating the Tories by 2,920, having secured 16,867 votes, or 42% o...

Barely Any Of You Seem To Support Nick Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg's efforts to rally the Liberal Democrat faithful have been awkwardly undermined as a new poll finds the party has slipped to fourth place. ...

Meet Lord Hill, Cameron's City 'Poacher-Turned-Gamekeeper' In Brussels

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's European commissioner appointment Lord Hill, who has been put in charge of financial services, has drawn concern over his past in fina...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Big Political 'Cover Up'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 7 July 2014... 1) A BIG POLITICAL 'COVER UP'? This is starting to get stomach-churning. From the Time...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Mili Vs Mandy

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 26 September 2013... 1) MILI VS MANDY The backlash against Ed Miliband’s announcement in Brighton, that a ...

Wind Energy: Chalk It Up as a Loss

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

We have read how turbines impact human health and after years of mockery from pro-wind groups, we now have the first peer-reviewed, science-based report confirming that turbines do have harmful impacts on humans...

Why You Should Eat Your Greens

Iain Mahony | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

People look at me with confusion when they see the amount of kale and broccoli in my trolley - five a day is not wrong but it is certainly not right either. Make it your mission to eat that and more. If you are serious about being lean, happy and healthy these are essential.