UK Labour

'Have I Got News For You' Dissects Ken Livingstone's Train-Wreck Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Comedy

'Have I got News For You' took aim at Ken Livingstone's (and Labour's) disastrous day in it latest episode, dissecting the furore around his 'Nazi' co...

Sorry, Ken: You're a Liability

Sam Glover | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Who would've thought it? Ken Livingstone has finally been suspended from the Labour Party for anti-Semitic comments. Not by Tony Blair, who always con...

A Step-By-Step Guide To Labour's Ken Livingstone 'Nazi' Implosion

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Ken Livingstone was today suspended from the Labour Party after a series of events so surreal words were no longer enough to express emotions and the ...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Ken Livingstone, Labour's Anti-Semitism Problem And Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Labour today suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he claimed Hitler was initially a Zionist. Livingstone made the commen...

Jeremy Corbyn Refused To Set A Date For Meeting With Labour MPs Tackling Anti-Semitism, Says Wes Streeting

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to set a date for a promised meeting with Labour MPs to discuss tackling anti-Semitism is “totally unacceptable and unsati...

UKIP To Copy Corbyn's Labour

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Politics

UKIP could copy the cut-price ‘registered supporters’ system that led to Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide leadership victory, Nigel Farage has suggeste...

Labour Should Be 'Steaming Ahead' In Local Elections

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

Labour should be "absolutely steaming ahead" with a 15-point lead in the local elections due to Conservative disarray, a former shadow cabinet ministe...

Mindful Birthing: Using Mindfulness During Labour

Liz Lowe | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had thoroughly prepared for a positive birth experience, but not for one that went so far off plan. It took me a long time to be able to discuss the birth calmly, and even longer to forgive myself for decisions made in moments of panic.

Tax Havens: They Simply Shouldn't Exist

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

11.5 million documents leaked from "one of the world's most secretive companies", Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, have given us a view of how th...

Corbynista Keyboard Warriors Ordered To 'Isolate' Critical Labour MPs By Corbyn's Media Chief

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s top media strategist has called on Corbynistas to take to Twitter to “isolate” MPs who disagree with him. Seumas Milne, appointed as Je...

I Support Brexit Because I'm Left-Wing, Not in Spite of It

Sam Glover | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Listen to the seldom expressed left-wing arguments for leaving the European Union, because there are lots of things that are wrong with the EU that are not often publicised in the mainstream media. Remember that the likes of Tony Benn did not approve of the European Union, and that you have no obligation to approve of it either.

EXCLUSIVE: The Latest Leak From Jeremy Corbyn's Office Is Devastating

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Following the leak of a spreadsheet containing Labour MPs sorted into categories based on their hostility, documents have begun slipping from Jeremy C...

John McDonnell: It's Unacceptable Disabled People Are Funding Tax Cuts For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s John McDonnell today claimed his party is “transforming capitalism” as he vowed to reverse Government tax cuts for corporations. The Sh...

Labour Member In Anti-Semitic Rant Let Off With A Warning

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is engulfed in a fresh anti-Semitism storm today after refusing to expel a member who claimed Adolf Hitler might be a “Zionist God” and Jew...

Stephen Kinnock Lays Out What Corbyn Must Achieve To Avoid A Leadership Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has increased the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn by setting out what he needs to achieve in May to avoid a leadership challenge....

Trade Union Bill: It's Time for Real Cross-Party Funding Talks

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Changing how parties are funded isn't the sort of this which should be done by a government to its opposition. So democracy campaigners were pleased to welcome a key report on the Trade Union Bill on Wednesday - a Bill which as it stands would do just that.

Labour's 'In' Campaign Must Be Smarter and More Honest Than the Tories

Lance Price | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Lance Price

By having an honest discussion with the voters, Labour has a much-needed opportunity to get a hearing, to win back some credibility as a serious party, and above all to do the right thing by Britain.

Basic Income: We Cannot Afford Not to Do It

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Basic Income is a serious proposal necessary to address many of the economic problems facing the developed world. Let us start by defining what Basic ...

In the Real World No One Cares About Digital Detox Withdrawal

Leon Spence | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

For the past five days I've been stuck in the wilds of remotest Northumberland, it's been a revelation. For the most part I've been completely detached from my ordinary life, I've had no wifi, no cell coverage, no Twitter or Huff Post: I've been going crazy.

Anti-Trident? Then it Makes Sense to Oppose Corbyn Too

Lance Price | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lance Price

If Labour heads to the polls in 2020 with a unilateralist defence policy and a leader who makes it clear he would never use the deterrent while he was prime minister, that election would inevitably become a referendum on whether Britain should remain a nuclear power. Just as inevitably Labour would not just lose, but lose massively.

Oxford University's Labour Club Accused Of 'Having A Problem With Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Benjamin Salmon | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has been accused of "having a problem with Jews" by its former Jewish co-chair, who stood down from his role ...

Forget Elections, Jeremy Corbyn Has Won An Award For His Sexy Beard

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been voted Britain's sexiest beard wearer 2016, beating stars including David Beckham, Paul Hollywood and Tom Jones to the annual ti...

Britain Must Keep Trident To Maintain 'Outsized Role On The Global Stage'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

Britain must keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its "outsized" role in the world, according to the US defence secretary. Ash Carter bel...

Labour Lists Show a Party Unwilling to Change

Louise Wilson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Scottish Labour will seriously lose out in this election, of that there is little doubt. Amid speculation that the Conservatives may even beat them to the punch as the SNPs main part of opposition, Labour released its regional list rankings. How will the makeup of the parliamentary party have changed after May?

London Feels the Bern

Amy Kenyon | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

It is my hope that the movement forming around the Bernie Sanders campaign is beginning to create a more hospitable space for the historical knowledge of our struggles. That knowledge may inform the embattled present and our efforts to bring about a fairer and more inclusive America. It may help us to find our criticism, but also our love.