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Labour's Deputy Chairman Says Party Needs To Use 'Plain Language'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

One of Ed Miliband's closest shadow cabinet allies has called for Labour to use "direct language" in order to connect with voters. In recent weeks,...

10 Pictures Of Bez Dancing All The Way To Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bez, the former Happy Mondays' maracas player, has announced that he is to run for parliament in 2015. The 49-year-old told the Manchester Evening New...

Former Happy Mondays Dancer To Run For MP In Salford At 2015 Election

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics

Former Happy Mondays dancer Bez is planning to shake up politics by running to become the MP for Salford at the 2015 election. According to the Ma...

There's a Growing Momentum for Change on Intern Exploitation

Martin Frizell | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Martin Frizell

Unless your parents can feed and house you in London or the suburbs your chances of surviving as an intern are practically zero. If you are reading this in a public relations office, a fashion house or a media newsroom, look around and you'll see that the workforce in most is far from diverse. However, it does seem that there is growing momentum for change.

Oxford University Scraps Postgraduate Wealth Test

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has scrapped its unpopular wealth test for postgraduates following a law suit challenge from a student it rejected because he was "t...

Let's Get Our House in Order

Hazel Blears | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
Hazel Blears

Internships offer a chance for a young person to demonstrate their ability and suitability to an employer over a set period of time, usually at least three months. They apply hoping that if they do well there could be a permanent job for them at the end of that period. But many of these internships are unpaid. It is estimated that 92% of arts internships and 76% of PR internships are unpaid... That is really damaging for people from less well off backgrounds when internships have become a pre-requisite for graduates looking to access some professions.

Clich├ęs Will Trivialise the Unpaid Internship Debate

Nick de Taranto | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nick de Taranto

Trivialising unpaid internships helps masquerade free work as an annoying, if inevitable, first rung on the career ladder. Because of this we risk the practice becoming the norm and contaminating other career fields until it is an utterly essential part of 'working' life.

Oxford University Apologises To Student In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has apologised to the student who is accusing the institution of "discriminates against the poor" after claiming other universities ...

'It's Like Watching A Slow-Motion Car Crash'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Hazel Blears is very pleased with herself as I arrive in her office. She's just got a set of leaflets back from the printers, advertising a series of...

'A Disgrace': Qatada Release Slammed By Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

The government will answer an urgent question on the release Abu Qatada in the Commons on Tuesday afternoon, after the decision to grant the the radic...

Salford Opt For Elected Mayor

PA | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics

A referendum in Salford has resulted in favour of having a directly elected mayor for the city. Results from the poll showed 17,344 voted yes again...

Former Cabinet Minister: Immigration Has Gone Too Far

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics

Immigration is "too high" and people are right to be angry about EU migrants using Britain's benefits system, according to a former cabinet minister ...

Dorries, Blears, Palin, Bachman : Will They do Anything for Free Publicity?

Steve Middleton | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Politics
Steve Middleton

British MPs Nadine Dorries (Conservative) and Hazel Blears (Labour) along with former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin (Republican) and Michelle Bachmann (Republican) are all major political figures who have recently been in the news. Why link them?