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An Open Letter to Young Corbyn Supporters

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Banseka Kayembe

I don't want to see a re-hash of decrepit, old economic policies that do nothing to push us forward. Corbyn's policy of using quantitative easing to pay for infrastructure is a perfect example of this.

Labour Leadership Contest A 'Disaster,' Says Ex-Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Politics

The Labour Party leadership contest has been a "disaster", former home secretary Charles Clarke has said. Clarke told BBC Newsnight on Monday eveni...

Jeremy Corbyn's Policies: A Coherent Counter-Narrative to Free-Market Capitalism

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

This is a vision worth striving for, matched with policies designed to deliver it. Who would Aneurin Bevan have supported as Leader of today's Labour Party? Answer: Jeremy Corbyn, no doubt.

Mum Finds Brilliant Way To Get Through Labour Pain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother found a good way to get through labour pains by energetically dancing in the delivery room while being filmed by her husband. Yuki Nishiz...

YouGov's Peter Kellner 'Doesn't Know' If Corbyn Is Still Ahead In Leadership Race

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has urged fellow Labour leadership hopefuls Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham to remain in the race amid a row over who should be left stan...

Conservatives Should Welcome Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader - Sincerely

Alex Larman | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Larman

Yet what can be confidently expected from a Cameron vs Corbyn Parliament is not the drab old 'business as usual'. Corbyn's politics might be as passé as his dress sense, a romantic ideal that bears no relation to the real world, and entirely incapable of winning a General Election in 2020.

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.

Labour Leadership Candidates, Peers, Alumni, Grandees: ENOUGH!

George Dokimakis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

How dare you declare that if you lose you will not support the new leader? We had one sore loser, David, that instead of staying on and helping his brother and his party win the election, he resigned and left. He showed what was important to him and it was not the Labour party and the people of this country. We do not need any more people like that.

The Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party

Ben Morgan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

The vultures have circled around Labour for years. Miliband even showed off a giant gravestone at one point, and outsiders have frequently dealt the party a huge blow, e.g. Russell Brand, who displayed a sudden passion for politics and urged his apathetic fans to vote for Miliband... a mere 14 days after the deadline to register had passed!

Why I am Backing Yvette Cooper and Hope You Do Too

Joe Williams | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

I have decided to back Yvette Cooper to become leader of the Labour Party, and therefore the next Prime Minister of the UK. If you give me a couple of minutes, I'll try and explain why.

We May Not Like the Job - But We Owe It to People to Lead the Opposition

Steve Doran | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

Everyone knows that, at any job interview, they will ask you where you see yourself in five years' time. It would be foolhardy not to prepare for that question. But it would also be a bit daft to only prepare for that question. You wouldn't expect to get the job if you said 'I think this job is essentially pointless for half a decade and I have no idea what I'd do with my time until then'. Even if your plans for five years later were awesome.

Corbynitis

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Corbyn will ironically restore Labour's chances of winning by 2025 if not sooner. How soon will depend on how dexterous he is playing the great British political game, predictable but not certain.

London Can Show the World It Is a Land of Opportunity by Electing Its First BAME Mayor

Furqan Naeem | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Furqan Naeem

London is a young, diverse city, and Labour's selection process is the perfect opportunity for people from across all communities to have a say, and play a key role in selecting a candidate who best represents them.

Amidst the Monotony Corbyn Gives Us Something New

Mariya Hussain | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mariya Hussain

Jeremy Corbyn has entered the Labour leadership race, and in a world of cardboard cut-out, stick-to-the-centre-and-don't-really-oppose politicians, he is rising to the top with the help of grass roots activists and supporters.

EU Referendum - The Yes Vote Still Has a Mountain to Climb

Hugo Winn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Hugo Winn

As the EU Referendum campaign kicks-off, seasoned pundits continue to argue that the possibility of 'Brexit' remains slim, if existent at all. They are wrong.

In Praise of Permanent Budget Deficits

Christopher Bacon | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

A permanent budget deficit would not be inflationary because the economy is not operating at full capacity. Even if it were operating at full capacity, a (smaller) deficit would still be required to maintain that state of affairs.

Crowdbirthing Phenomenon Sees Average Of Eight People In Delivery Room

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

Births may have been intimate occasions with only the father-to-be present, but now they are start to resemble something of a small house party. S...

Labour's Complacency Cost Them the Student Vote

Gareth Evans | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Evans

Following Labour's resounding election defeat, much has been said about the party's need to regain key voter demographics if the outcome of 2020 is to...

Jeremy Corbyn Is the Best Bet for Labour to Win the Next Election

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with the Labour Party? There is a surge in party membership, and this is a worry for the men in suits in the Westminster bubble! Why? Peopl...

You're Damn Right We're Crying Out for Leadership: An Open Letter to Andy Burnham

Andrea Mann | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Politics
Andrea Mann

I agree that we need an honest debate about welfare - just like we need honest debates about housing, education and all other aspects of government policy that impact greatly on people's daily lives. And I think these debates are best approached from the centre. For that reason, I still think you're the Labour Party's greatest hope as leader right now. But to do that, Andy, you have to take people with you. You have to lead them. You have to give them what Sarah Palin so memorably called "that hopey-changey stuff" (and I think it's about time the Left reclaimed that from her, don't you?). This is what Jeremy Corbyn is doing so well - and why he's getting such levels of support from party members, especially new ones like myself.

Rail Cuts Surely Leave HS2 in Danger of Derailment

Joe Rukin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Rukin

The rationale for the Conservative Government continuing to push through HS2, the proposed high speed rail link, can easily be summed up by these immo...

Ten Ways to Bring on Labour - A Not So Helpful Lowdown

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

It is said to be sods law that if you are wearing your best knickers your waters will break. That's if you can bend down in the first place to get them on, and that they still fit over your expanded arse.

In Defence of Michael Foot

Dr Andrew Crines | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Crines

Today the Labour Party is facing something of a crisis. It has been caused by the scale of the defeat, and by the subsequent leadership election. How this plays out will be a matter for history, as it was for Foot's leadership.

Members' Exits - And Entrances: Select Committee Membership, 2010-2015

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

In this blog we look at the 20 select committees whose job is to scrutinise specific government departments. We have excluded 'cross-cutting' and internal committees committees from our analysis because many of these - including the Environmental Audit Committee and all those with non-elected chairs and members - have yet to be established.

You Won't Have Heard This Labour Story Before!

Daniel Rourke | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

Once we had the drip in her hand it was decided that she was going to have an epidural and an anaesthetist was called for. Obviously I'm very anxious at this point and every minute seemed like an hour.