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So Who Exactly *Is* The Labour Party?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Politics can sometimes, well, feel a bit *whispers* boring. *Looks around to see if anyone heard..* I mean, there's a lot of policies and facts...

Billboard Blunders See Tory And Labour Candidates 150 Miles From Actual Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Two election candidates have been left red-faced after their campaign posters went up dozens of miles from their constituencies. Confused locals sp...

An Open Letter to UK Politicians From an Immigrant Woman

Dhanya Nair | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dhanya Nair

This campaign makes me both happy and sad. Happy because, as much as you hate us, immigration and immigrants are the reality of globalisation. Sad because you have systematically vilified us. The fact that we need such a campaign in this day and age speaks volumes about your divisive politics.

Did James Blunt Call Out Labour's Mansion Tax?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The popstar says the Spectator's story doesn't reflect his views at all @jessicaelgot The Spectator article is completely wrong, made up...

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

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | 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...

Conservatives Are Just Sexing Up Miliband

Mark Flanagan | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Who would have thought it. It seems we had Ed Miliband all wrong. For years we were led to believe he was just that nerdy bloke with the strange voice who looks like the plasticine man from the Wrong Trousers. However it now appears the Labour Leader has clearly being wearing the right trousers in terms of attracting beautiful and successful women.

Have the Planets Aligned for Ed Miliband?

Leo Garbutt | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Over the last century, there have been periods during which one set of commonly accepted values in British politics is replaced by another. This occur...

Tories Get A Poll Boost - But The Findings Aren't So Good For Ukip

PA | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics

Support for Ukip has fallen to a two-year low according to a poll from Opinium, while David Cameron was boosted by findings that Conservatives have ga...

Jeremy Hunt's Plan To Fund The NHS With 'Confidence' Hasn't Gone Down Well

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of "making stuff up" after he seemed unable to explain how the Tory party would meet today's commitment ...

The Labour Party and the European Union

John Mills | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Mills

‬Confronted,‭ ‬when in power,‭ ‬by EU moves towards further integration and the difficulty in getting any reform programme to achieve anything,‭ ‬should the Labour Party reconsider its position on holding a referendum‭?

Miliband Nails Response To Fallon Over 'Embarrassing' Dig About His Brother

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said defence secretary Michael Fallon has "demeaned himself and demeaned his office" after the Tories were accused of an "embarrassing...

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.

Labour Vows To Lower Voting Age To 16

PA | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 1.5m more people would be eligible to vote if the franchise was expanded to include 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to swing dozens of seats, L...

This Year's Shortage of Primary School Places Was Entirely Avoidable

Tristram Hunt | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tristram Hunt

Two long anticipated events draw closer this Easter - and the chance to remove this useless Tory government is just one of them. The other is parents' anxious wait to get their child into a good local primary school. In a crowded field it surely ranks as one of the most fraught experiences of parenting. With good reason too - evidence repeatedly shows how the first few years of education are absolutely crucial to life-long success. Eighty percent of the GCSE attainment gap - now rising under this Government - is already present by the age of seven.

Bread and Roses in Modern Britain

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 02.04.2015 | 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...

Labour Issue Their Own Letter To Retaliate Against Tories' Business Advocates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has hit back after more than 100 business leaders came out in support of Government policies, with an open letter from "working people" calling...

These 100 Business Leaders Are Trying To Scupper Miliband's Zero Hours Announcement

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband is facing a fresh onslaught from business as he prepared to set out plans effectively to outlaw "exploitative" zero hours co...

What Miliband Didn't Announce Last Friday...

Dan Falvey | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Falvey

Miliband's announcement on Friday that he would cap profits which private firms make from hospital treatment at 5% and that Labour would end the requirement for all health contracts to be opened up to the NHS certainly sounds like a winning policy.

Labour's Lucy Powell Nearly Lost It During 'Sunday Politics'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's Lucy Powell appeared in one of the most combative interviews in recent months on Sunday morning, clashing with Andrew Neil over deficit reduc...

Labour Is Selling The Perfect Mug... Provided You're An Ardent Ukip Supporter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK

Labour has struggled with immigration. Politicians sense the public mood has gone against hundreds of thousands of people coming to Britain every year...

Cameron Calls Labour 'A Bunch Of Hypocritical, Holier-Than-Thou, Hopeless, Sneering Socialists'

PA | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has admitted the General Election is on a "knife-edge" as he set out to woo voters with the promise of a "truly seven-day" NHS if the Co...

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

A Hedge Fund Manager Gave £600,000 To Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

A 'mystery' donor who has given nearly £600,000 to Labour has been revealed as a hedge fund manager. Martin Taylor, who is said to have had at lea...

Labour Campaign Poster Attacks Tories On NHS

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has launched an attack on the Conservative's handling of the NHS, with a brutal general election campaign poster that claims David Cameron woul...

Packing for Labour: What's in My Hospital Bag

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I am not pinning my hopes on this baby arriving on time! I am however, slowly but surely getting the house together and sorting things out in preparation for the little ones arrival. So starting with the hospital bag, I wanted to share with you what I would be packing.