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Absence Of Women On Welsh Select Committee Was 'Admin Error', MP Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics

A total absence of women on a select committee was down to an administrative error, an MP has said. Labour’s Anna McMorrin, who was elected in Cardi...

Damning Report Reveals Government Has No Plan To Tackle Skyrocketing Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

A damning report has revealed the government has no real plan to tackle homelessness, despite huge hikes in the number of people sleeping rough. The N...

Government Wins Crunch Vote To Stack Committees In Theresa May's Favour

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has won a crunch vote to engineer Tory majorities on key government committees. MPs voted late on Tuesday on a motion by Commons Leader A...

How To Give Birth - Start By Shutting Your Ears

Celine Bell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

A friend of mine has just had her baby. She's knackered, milky, blissed out, and then knackered again. Our beloved NHS got her baby out safely - gosh, how easy it is to forget that no matter how tough a labour experience we have, we are so very lucky.

Labour Just Tore Apart The Tory Brexit Bill And Exposed Just How 'Extraordinary' It Would Be

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK

Keir Starmer has demonstrated how the Great Repeal Bill would effectively give the Government power over virtually every aspect of the lives of Britis...

Labour Accuse Philip Hammond Of 'Boasting' About His Wealth To Tory MPs

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour has blasted Philip Hammond as “shameful” for “boasting” that he and fellow Tory MPs did not have money troubles. The Chancellor made th...

Labour MP Luciana Berger Warns State Will Have 'Blood On Its Hands' If Mental Health Crisis Deepens

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MP Luciana Berger told Theresa May the state will have “blood on its hands” if mental health services were not improved for young people. ...

Dangerous Driving Laws Could Be Extended To Cyclists, Theresa May Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

Heidi Alexander asks if laws on dangerous driving should be extended to cyclists #PMQs pic.twitter.com/aZLl79B17n— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 6, ...

To Increase Britain's Productivity We Need An Active Government And A Pay Rise For Workers

Rebecca Long-Bailey | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Politics
Rebecca Long-Bailey

Britain is lagging behind other advanced economies. Our people are dynamic but that dynamism is stifled, with us all losing out. We must breathe new life into our economy. We can't do that without supporting the workers, who will drive that process and make our economy fit for the 21st Century.

Brexit Talks Resume After Labour's Bombshell

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK

Formal Brexit talks are resuming in Brussels with the Government under additional pressure from Labour’s dramatic promise to keep the UK in the sing...

I Come From A Country Where There Are Women-Only Train Carriages. Trust Me UK, Say No

Hari Srinivasan | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Hari Srinivasan

Perhaps it doesn't require a long blog to arrive at this conclusion: segregating public spaces by gender is a bad idea. But what is it about doing this to public transport that politicians find so enticing?

ScotRail Slammed For 'Torturous' Anti-Loitering Devices Aimed At Young People

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics

Anti-loitering devices which emit a piercing sound only young people can hear were installed in train stations without a risk assessment. ScotRail is...

Lord Adonis Says Universities Are 'Coining It' And Challenges Vice Chancellor To Slash Salary In Live Radio Interview

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics

Lord Adonis challenged a university vice chancellor to halve his £295,000 salary so students could be offered cheaper fees. Labour peer Adonis, who ...

Number Of Cancer Patients Waiting Longer For Treatment Has Skyrocketed, Labour Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics

The number of cancer patients waiting longer than they should for treatment has skyrocketed in the last five years, Labour says. Analysis of latest qu...

17 From '17: Ellie Reeves On Her Journey Into Politics At A Young Age

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics

The 2017 General Election saw 92 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, HuffPost UK is speaking to n...

Debates, Dementia Tax And Diane Abbott: Voters Reveal What Changed Their Minds In The General Election

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics

Voters have revealed the top issues that made them change their minds about which party to vote for in the general election. British Election Study, w...

Unison Supreme Court Victory On Employment Tribunal Fees

Richard Burgon | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

Congratulations to Unison for their historic victory at the Supreme Court. It is just a shame that the Government did not listen to the trade unions, the legal community or to the Labour Party. If the Government had done so, it would not have found itself in the shameful position it now does - having been brought bang to rights for unlawfully restricting access to justice for its own citizens.

Theresa May's Three-Week Summer Holiday 'Will Cost £700 More Because Of Brexit'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s three-week summer holiday in Europe could end up costing her £700 more because of Brexit, according to Labour. The party has analysed...

Hundreds Of People To Descend On Boris Johnson's Constituency To Try To Unseat Him

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

A rally to try to unseat Boris Johnson will take place in his constituency at the weekend. The rally, organised by journalist Owen Jones, will include...

Panic As Grenfell Tower Survivors Locked Behind Fire Escape At Town Hall Meeting

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Panicked Grenfell Tower survivors hammered their fists on a fire escape door to get into a council chamber to share their story with power-holders. Th...

George Osborne's Job Is Evidence Of 'Revolving Door' Between Government And Big Business, Labour Claims

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Rules to stop civil servants taking jobs in the private sector from abusing their position are not being consistently applied, a new report has reveal...

Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

Tuition Fees Have Not Put Working Class Kids Off University, Says Angela Rayner

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Politics

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner has admitted huge tuition fee bills do not deter working class youngsters from going to university. On The A...

Ken Loach Calls For Labour MPs Behind 'Disgusting' Corbyn Attacks To Be Driven Out

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

Film director Ken Loach has called for Labour MPs who do not support Jeremy Corbyn to be ousted by members. The man behind ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ...

Strike A Light - Tory Trade Union Act Is Already Backfiring

Gregor Gall | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

The situation will get worse until the Trade Union Act is repealed. We may not have to wait too long for that if the current government implodes under the contradictions of its coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and Labour is elected to office with Jeremy Corbyn at its helm.