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Protest Votes Are So Passe

Commons People | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Commons People

On this week's Commons People, the team consider if Labour is on the verge of yet another leadership contest after Clive Lewis quit the Shadow Cabinet. Labour's Gisela Stuart is dubbed a "liar" by a former colleague after she voted against an amendment calling for the rights of EU nationals in the UK to be protected in any Brexit deal.

The Future Of The Nursing Profession Is At Risk From This Government

Justin Madders | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.

Labour, Under A Misapprehension

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Does anyone remember that old Panorama episode about Scientology? I'm thinking particularly of the clip in which, having spent the past few months fo...

It Might Sound Unbelievable, But Jeremy Corbyn Isn't Really Part Of The Establishment

Andrew Shaw | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

Trailing Theresa May in the polls and disliked by many in his own party, Corbyn desperately needs to change his image for the voters that aren't die-hard Labour supporters...

Labour Divided And At Risk Of Cynicism Over Article 50

Cat Overton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Cat Overton

Should Labour, in the final analysis, be seen to have in effect collaborated or at least stood by motionless as the Tories go hell for leather for a Hard Brexit, then its perceived waving through of Article 50 will be interpreted as a colossal act of cynicism, which many of the 48%, and indeed many loyal Labour voters, may not be able to forgive.

Ukip Leader Paul Nuttall To Fight Stoke By-Election, According To Reports

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Ukip’s Paul Nuttall is set to stand in the Stoke by-election, in what will be the biggest test of his leadership so far. According to ITV, the MEP w...

Corbyn Is Right On Bosses' Pay: A Maximum Of 20 Times The Wage Of Their Lowest-Paid Worker

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Fairness and justice are the pillars on which successful, happy societies are built. The present system that siphons so much wealth to the top 1% to the impoverishment of the rest is not fair, nor just. Failure to take action will result in the whole of society becoming poorer. Jeremy Corbyn is spot on; salaries of company bosses should be no more than 20 times the wage of its lowest-paid worker.

How Jeremy Corbyn's Big Relaunch Unravelled Into A Double U-Turn 'Shambles'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Tuesday was a big day for Jeremy Corbyn - his long-awaited “relaunch” where he would set out Labour’s stance on Brexit, immigration and freedom ...

Israeli Diplomat Tried To Set Up Groups To Undermine 'Crazy' Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

The Israeli diplomat who was secretly recorded plotting to “take down” Sir Alan Duncan also sought to influence Labour policy and discredit Jeremy...

The Good, Bad And Hilarious Responses To Jeremy Corbyn's Christmas Message

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has highlighted the plight of the homeless in his Christmas message. The Labour leader sent greetings to the country on behalf of his pa...

Labour MPs Deny Jeremy Corbyn Stormed Out Of Xmas Party During 'Things Can Only Get Better'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK

Labour MPs have denied reports that Jeremy Corbyn stormed out of the party’s Christmas bash during a group rendition of D:Ream’s ‘Things Can Onl...

The Urgent Question: How Do We Turn The Voting Public Back To The Centre-Left While Tackling Inequality?

E.P Anthony | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
E.P Anthony

Until the centre-left changes its thinking to better reflect working-class needs, they will become increasingly politically irrelevant, inequality will continue to increase, and working-class workers will turn to parties of the far-right who at least pretend to be listening to their concerns.

Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS Reorganisation

Justin Madders | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

Despite the warnings about the secrecy, the impossible timetables and the financial imperatives surrounding these plans the Government seem determined to press ahead with them. When the plan for your area is released the questions outlined above might be ones you want to ask your local "STP lead" about.

Globalisation And Free-Market Capitalism Are Tearing Our Societies Apart

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

A fundamental change in the way capitalism works is essential. Cosmetic changes or just words, not backed by action, will not do. Otherwise, I fear for the cohesion of our societies with the demagogues and charlatans directing the anger and frustration of the masses, not at the economic system causing the poverty of the many, but towards the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Why The Chancellor's First (And Last) Autumn Statement Is A Poisonous Damp Squib

Chi Onwurah | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?

Latest from NEC: Corbyn, Autumn Statement, Brexit

Alice Perry | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Perry

Leader's Report Jeremy Corbyn reported on recent activities and preparations for 2017, including a possible General Election. Jeremy said he had enjo...

Photograph Captures Exact Moment Mum 'Looked Between The Legs' Of Her Newborn Baby And Realised She Didn't Have A Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most parents are too excited to wait nine months to find out the gender of their baby, but others prefer to keep it a secret and find out on the day. ...

Tony Blair Thinks Jeremy Corbyn Is A 'Nutter' So He's Returning To Politics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

Tony Blair is rumoured to be eyeing a return to UK politics in order to save Brexit negotiations from “lightweight” Theresa May and “nutter”, ...

Tory MP Says Jeremy Corbyn Could Win General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has said that Jeremy Corbyn could well win a general election - and warned recent events show that he must be taken seriously. Speaking on B...

7 Times Ed Miliband Was Cooler That You Thought Ed Miliband Could Possibly Be

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK

Since losing last year’s general election, Ed Miliband has drifted away from the stiff, formal Twitter announcements that characterised his Labour l...

The Future Is Trump: A Warning To The Mainstream

Alan McDonald | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan McDonald

The future of America is Trump. If it hadn't been today, then it would've been him or someone like him in 2020 or 2024. The mainstream liberals and moderates were too blind and couldn't see what Trump saw. It was obvious to those who dared to look.

After Trump, What Next for the Left?

Richard Carr | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

Let's concede something straight off: virtually no one expected this. Not the Trump campaign which, according to CNN, believed it had lost when the early returns started coming in. Certainly not the Clinton campaign, which was about ready to start its victory celebrations when the polls began closing on the East Coast.

Jeremy Corbyn Accuses Journalist Of 'Harassment As He Ducks Question On General Election

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has accused an ITV journalist of “harassment” after she asked him if he would welcome an early general election. The Labour leader h...

Forget Standing Down In Richmond - Parties Shouldn't Have To Make That Choice

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It's time we put paid to the awkward and unnecessary debates about 'spoiler' candidates. The way to do that is to have a voting system where it's always OK for voters to vote for their party. That, surely, is not such a radical idea.

The True Value Of Community Pharmacy

Julie Cooper | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

The Government's decision to push ahead with the huge funding cut for community pharmacies shows no understanding of the contribution that community p...