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Is Gordon Brown About To Quit Politics?

PA | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce that he is standing down as an MP, according to reports. Brown, 63, will soon confirm that he wil...

Rochester Tweet 'Shows Labour's Lost Touch'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is "adrift" and has lost its connection with traditional supporters, David Lammy has said, arguing the Rochester tweet snobbery row was a sympt...

Emily Thornberry's 'White Van' Tweet From Rochester Is A PR Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

A senior shadow minister has been accused of showing "utter contempt" for patriotism and the working class by tweeting a mocking picture of a St Georg...

Political Parties Don't Want to Listen - Unless We Live in a Marginal Seat

Emma Flowers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Flowers

I had my first live political encounter for years the other day. It was, on almost every level, deeply unsatisfactory; for that, I have to take my sha...

'It's Squeaky Bum Time For Labour'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics

It is "squeaky bum time" for Labour, shadow cabinet minister Sadiq Khan has admitted in an assessment of the party's nervous state. He borrowed the...

Miliband: 1, Sports Direct: 0

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has singled out retailer Sports Direct as a "terrible" employer for some of its staff, in a damning speech about the "Victorian" practice...

This Video Seems To Contradict Everything Farage Has Said About The NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has been caught on camera admitting he wants to replace the NHS with a US-style private insurance health system - in direct contrast to r...

Ed Miliband Is Absolutely Convinced He Can Be Prime Minister. Absolutely.

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has embarked on yet another a push to bolster his public and party position, after receiving the worst personal rating of any political pa...

Ukip Can't Turn Back the Clock

Bob Morgan | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Ukip will ultimately disappoint (because all parties do in the end) - at the moment Ukip are many things to their supporters - an alternative to the establishment, a 'friend' to the ordinary man... In reality they promise little more than wanting us out of the EU even though we appear to be doing well whilst in Europe with a growing UK economy.

Cabinet Minister Admits 'Jitters' Over Miliband's Leadership

PA | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics

Labour MPs are having "jitters", a shadow cabinet minister admitted as Ed Miliband faced continued pressure over his leadership. Caroline Flint ins...

Labour Pair Deny They Are Preparing For Miliband's Demise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics

Two of the most senior members of Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet have angrily denied claims they were in secret negotiations over what to do if the Labo...

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

The Arrogance of the 'Big Two' Will Cause Their Downfall in Our New Multi-Party System

Jack Butler | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

At the moment, Labour and the Tories both behave as if we're still in the early half of the 20th century, when they commanded 90+% of the vote between them. They patronise their critics on the left and the right. They reject anything that doesn't correspond with their centrist world view.

Has Brown Ruled Himself Out Of Labour Scotland Job?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown MP has reportedly ruled himself out of the Scottish Labour leadership campaign, after wild speculation that the former Prime Minister cou...

Asa Bennett

Ed Reveals 'Immigration Crackdown', After Promising That 7 Times Before | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged to introduce a five-point immigration bill in the first year of a Labour government in a bid to head off the threat of Ukip. ...

How It Feels To Be Worth Less

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Our labour is worth just the same as anyone else's. Don't let society carve into to stone what we know to be wrong by allowing this opinion to go unchallenged...

Secrets to a Good Pregnancy

Alice Rossiter | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

It's a time when you're emotionally and physically changing in ways you've never experienced. Every twinge, ache or peculiar symptom is often followed by a frantic search online. Add in the need to know what 'to do' during pregnancy - what to eat, what not to eat, which exercises are safe, and so on...

NHS Pledge Shows Ed Miliband Either 'A Cynic Or An Idiot'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics

A cancer patient has attacked Ed Miliband for making a "downright cynical" promise that the NHS under Labour would give people a cancer diagnosis with...

Labour Takes the Lead in NHS Opener

David Boot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Boot

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are scrabbling over the title as the most trusted party on the NHS, and for good reason. Polling has shown that the NHS, always high on the list of issues most important to the electorate, is likely to be priority number one come election day. Don't expect the noise around the NHS to abate anytime soon...

Ukip 'Ripping Lumps' Out Of Labour Heartland

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's victory in the Clacton by-election which saw the party gain its first elected MP was in fact the least surprising result of the night, which al...

A New Workforce of the Lowest Paid

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Did anyone spot the commitment in both the main parties' conference speeches to create a new workforce of thousands of young people - millions even - paid just £2.73 an hour? Actually the initiative wasn't just spotted but welcomed, alongside promises on zero hours contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Victory In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

There are plenty of people who think Ed Miliband will not win the next general election. He's too weird and too nasal, they say. He's not prime minis...

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Defeat In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Despite recent criticism over his policies and his botched conference speech, Ed Miliband's supporters are convinced that he has what it takes and is ...

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. ...

If Labour Is to Beat UKIP, It Must Enfranchise the 'Lost Generation'

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Given the ongoing widespread apathy with the electoral system, we need more political representatives like Sonia who actually bring something to the table other than self-serving careerism. Failing that, Britain's political future looks increasingly loony.