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Star Labour Candidate Issues Bizarre Excuses After Bottling Galloway Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

Amina Ali, Labour British-Somali candidate selected to take on George Galloway in the key seat of Bradford West, has resigned her candidacy after just...

Labour Hopes For Tory Red Faces In New Second Jobs Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour hopes to embarrass David Cameron over the cash-for-access scandal by forcing a House of Commons vote on Ed Miliband's proposal to ban MPs from ...

Lib Dem Minister Vince Cable Labels Labour's £6,000 Tuition Fee Pledge "Very Foolish"

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, has publicly derided Ed Miliband's election promise to reduce annual university tuition fees to £6,000 ...

Are Politicians Really All the Same?

Joel Durston | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

It's arguable how much difference there is between the two/three main parties, the Conservatives, Labour and, to a lesser extent, the Lib Dems (I think there are fairly significant differences).

The Tories Are Hemorrhaging Support From Christians

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative support among Christians has dropped by a third since the last election, in new research that will lend weight to the Tories allegations ...

Miliband Faces Awkward Row Over 'Inappropriate' Labour £400k Gift From PwC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband faces a new row with his fellow Labour MPs after the party took nearly £400,000 from PwC, the accountancy firm recently accused of "promo...

Cameron To Force NEETs to Carry Out 30 Hours Of Community Work A Week 'From Day One'

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has unveiled plans to force all unemployed 18 to 21 year olds who claim benefits to carry out community work, as part of the Conservativ...

This Is Not About the Pink Bus

Steve Doran | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

Pink, it seems, really is a women's issue. It doesn't matter whether you are a woman of colour, a woman of means, a single mother, a 16 year old girl, a lesbian - if you want to be taken seriously, you can't be pink. 'Being pink' is about more than just wearing pink; it's about displaying any indicator of the particular brand of femininity that pink represents...

This Could Be The Answer To 'Dodgy' Political Donors

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has urged his party to break its reliance on millionaires and embrace the need for more state funding of politics. After a ...

The Wheels Have Already Come Off Harriet Harman's Pink 'Barbie' Bus

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

After finally putting to rest a damaging class storm over White Van Man, Labour has created another mini-bus-related controversy all of its own making...

SNP Attack Austerity. So Labour Attacks The SNP.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative-led coalition's economic politics have failed "categorically and comprehensively" and caused "misery" for some of the most vulnerable...

Is Labour's Paternity Leave Policy Progressive or a Poll Bribe?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Simon Ragoonanan

While this Labour policy may seem progressive, reflecting the reality that many fathers want to be at home with their newborn too, I feel what it's really reinforcing is that after four weeks a man's place is still at work while a woman's is at home with the baby.

Gibraltar Kicks Off At Ed Miliband For Calling It A Tax Haven

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics

Gibraltar's leader has written to Ed Miliband to tell him the territory is not a tax haven. Chief minister Fabian Picardo said it was "unfair" to c...

Splitting the Left - Labour or Green

James Woolven | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics
James Woolven

Do I vote again for a party whose values do not correspond with my own, and remain hopeful that Labour will shift back to the left? Or do I move on, vote for a party whose policies I more closely believe in, and hope for a radical shift in the national allocation of seats?

Tristram Hunt Under Fire For 'Sneering' At Nuns On #BBCQT

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tristram Hunt has been forced to apologise after questioning the quality of nuns' teaching on BBC Question Time. On Thursday night's programme, La...

Whatever Ed Miliband's Message Is, Business Isn't Listening, Adviser Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is failing to sell Labour's policies to the business community, one of his advisers has admitted, as the party drew a fresh wave of critic...

Why The Daily Mail's 'Sex Lessons At 5' Story Really Misses The Point

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Gay rights campaigners have slammed the Daily Mail for reporting Labour's policy to tackle homophobic bullying in schools would lead to "sex lessons" ...

Excruciating Ed Balls Newsnight Car Crash Interview Gives Birth To 'Bill Somebody'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's attempted fightback against a wave of criticism from business chiefs was derailed after Ed Balls agonisingly failed to name one of the party'...

Scale Of Labour's Scottish Nightmare Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's Douglas Alexander and the Liberal Democrats' Danny Alexander could lose their seats in Scotland at the general election, according to the lat...

Ukip Candidate Employed Bulgarian To Deliver Election Leaflets

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Ukip candidate has been mocked after it emerged he paid a man from Bulgaria to deliver leaflets to would-be voters. The matter came to light whe...

Universities Go To War With Labour Over Tuition Fee Cut

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has dismissed warnings that Labour would inflict "colossal" damage on universities by cutting tuition fees. The shadow chancellor stressed...

Labour Promises Not To Do This With David Cameron's Face Any More

PA | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will not feature on any of Labour's billboard posters during the general election campaign, the party has revealed. Labour - which in...

The Welsh Nationalists Want People In England To Vote Green

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Plaid Cymru has told Welsh people living in England to vote for the Green Party, in order to increase the chances of a hung parliament after May 7. ...

Ed Miliband Might Want To Avoid Looking At These Polls

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

The Tories have gained a shaky lead over Labour, with the latest polls putting them a point ahead of the opposition. A ComRes survey for the Indepe...

Labour 'Will Cut Student Tuition Fees By A Third'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Ed Miliband is to pledge to cut tuition fees by a third, in a move which could cost up to £2.5bn a year and leave new graduates paying higher taxes. ...