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Labour Has Found A Security Firm For Its Conference In Liverpool

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Politics

The Labour party has signed a deal with OCS, a security firm, for its annual conference in Liverpool, meaning that the event can go ahead. This follow...

Labour Conference Under Threat As Security Firm Rules Out Providing Emergency Stewarding

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s annual conference is on the brink of being cancelled after a security firm turned down a last minute request to steward the event. G4S has ...

Tony Blair: My Type Of Politics Might Have Had Its Day

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair believes his “type of politics” may have “had its day” in the wake of the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders. The former Prim...

Mum Gives Birth To Second Heaviest Set Of Triplets Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has delivered the world’s second heaviest set of triplets, weighing in at a total of 19.6lbs. Kate Tipton from Tennessee, USA, gave birth to L...

Labour MP Gives Anti-Corbyn Interview, Changes His Tune When Jeremy Shows Up

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

You may well have noticed already but if not, the Labour party is a little bit divided at the moment. The collective infighting was encapsulated wonde...

The Young Person Argument for Owen Smith

Connor Parker | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Connor Parker

Labour needs to present itself as a party of government and not a movement, Jeremy may have inspired many among the often reluctant to vote young but that is nowhere near enough to win a general election. As I'm concerned, that's what the entire Labour Party should be focused on, winning the election, and so should the young who want to see their fortunes change.

Jeremy Corbyn Is Offering Up Emojis To Court Young Voters And They're Quite Something

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was recently criticised for being out of touch with younger generations because he failed to identify a picture of Ant and...

Billy Bragg Says Claims He's Ditched Jeremy Corbyn Are A 'Stitch-Up' By The Times

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Billy Bragg has accused The Times newspaper of “twisting” his words by implying he has withdrawn his backing for Jeremy Corbyn. The Times describe...

Jeremy Corbyn Is As Unpopular As Nigel Farage According To Latest Poll

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular as Nigel Farage according to new research. The ComRes poll for The Sunday Mirror and Independent showed both politicians...

Academics Demand Meeting With BBC Bosses Over 'Anti-Corbyn Bias'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK

Academics from nine British universities have written to the BBC requesting a meeting about the “significant groundswell of concerns” over its cov...

To Save Itself, The Labour Party Need to Split

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

Labour is in the throes of an identity crisis. The roots of this run deep but can be most immediately traced to Jeremy Corbyn's unexpected victory in last year's leadership contest. It looks very likely that Corbyn will win this year's contest (and who knows if it will become an annual spectacle). Whether he wins or loses, however, the identity crisis will persist.

Jess Phillips Jokes Labour Mayors Can Go On "An Actual Man Date" After Another Male Candidate Is Picked

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MP Jess Phillips today accused Jeremy Corbyn of snubbing a meeting with her to discuss gender equality after another male candidate was chosen ...

Watch As Ed Miliband Backs Owen Smith In Video Appeal To Labour Members

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband today gave his full-throated backing to Owen Smith’s campaign to be Labour leader in a direct appeal to party members. In a new video re...

Jeremy Corbyn Recorded A Video Message For Us

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has told people to “read widely” and “think deeply” in a video message recorded for The Huffington Post UK. Corbyn revealed it w...

Peter Mandelson Accuses Corbyn Of 'Sabotaging' EU Referendum Remain Campaign

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Labour grandee Lord Mandelson has accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn of sabotaging the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, in a BBC programme that wil...

Jeremy Corbyn Slammed For Making Shami Chakrabarti A Peer

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Jewish leaders have hit out at Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to nominate Shami Chakrabarti, the head of Labour’s anti-Semitism inquiry, for a peerage. ...

Senior Labour MP Gives Damning Account Of 'Lack Of Respect' Working With Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

A senior Labour MP has written a damning account of working with Jeremy Corbyn, as she announced her support for his leadership challenger Owen Smith....

Let's Face It: Labour Wouldn't Be in This Mess If We Had PR

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

The party system is in turmoil. And not just after Brexit - although the house of cards now appears to be finally falling down after looking unsteady for some time. It's always risky to pose hypotheticals, but we have to ask ourselves this: would the Labour Party be in its current situation if we had a proportional system...

BBC 'Showed Clear Bias' Against Jeremy Corbyn In Leadership Crisis, Research Claims

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

The online and television media showed “clear and consistent bias” against Jeremy Corbyn at the start of the Labour leadership coup, according to ...

Owen Smith Said Tories Hate the NHS: He Needs to Apologise

Lydia Suffield | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Let me tell Owen Smith something. I have been treated by the NHS all my life. I don't just mean the average broken bones and childhood illnesses that most kids will experience at some time or another.

Why Are We Tolerating This Language From An MP? Sorry Will Not Do.

Shazia Awan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

At a time when I have personally been urging members of the public to report unpleasant and offensive post-Brexit rhetoric to the police - with the racial hatred and xenophobia spreading across the UK, hearing these words normalised by a elected Member of Parliament is truly is a disaster for community cohesion in all parts of Britain.

All-Women Shortlists Have Starved Labour of Female Talent

James Walker | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Walker

Labour does not need all-women shortlists to get top talent on its side. Barbara Castle, one of the longest serving female MPs in history, and a women described by Harold Wilson as "good at whatever she touched", was not elevated to her position on an all-women shortlist, and nor were her peers.

11 Media Organisations That Are 'Biased' Against Jeremy Corbyn (Including Us)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

Few politicians are currently more divisive than one Mr Jeremy Corbyn. The embattled Labour leader has had a rough few weeks as he deals with the fall...

Frankie Boyle's Assessment Of The Labour Party Is Deeply Scathing Of Jeremy Corbyn's Challengers

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

The already tumultuous Labour Party leadership race has now been painted in even more bleak and rueful colours by Frankie Boyle. The Scottish comic pu...

Owen Smith: 15 Things You Need To Know About The Man Challenging Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

Labour MP and former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party. The Welsh poli...