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Creators Of Labour Trousers Made To 'Protect Mothers' Modesty' Respond To Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

A Malaysian company has created full-length trousers for Muslim women to be worn during birth and limit exposing parts of the body. The baggy trou...

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Jeremy Corbyn Is the Most Electable Labour Leadership Candidate

Sam Harrison | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

The moment I heard Jeremy Corbyn had made it on to the ballot paper, I whooped with sheer joy. Apparently, however, not everyone in the Labour Party w...

What I Expect From the Next Labour Leader

George Dokimakis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

The election of a new Labour Leader will define the Labour party for the next 10 years. This is the time where the party has to progress from the New Labour years and subsequent election defeats..

Who Is Jeremy Corbyn?

Louise Wilson | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Jeremy Corbyn secured the backing of 35 fellow parliamentarians for the Labour party leadership contest on Monday, in what was a nail-biting race to get his nomination in on time. Or at least, nail-biting for anyone who cared whether his name appears on the ballot sheet - of which there are few enough.

Wales Election 2016 - The End of Labour?

Charlie Evans | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

Labour is in a state of crisis. In the opening weeks of Parliament, the SNP appears to be the main opposition to a Conservative Party which is set to push through its program of austerity and make significant changes to the way human rights operate in this country.

Labour Must Renew in Order to Rebuild

Martin Edobor | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Edobor

Too much of our time was spent speaking to Labour voters and not enough to those undecided. We need to listen to voters on the doorstep not just ask the odd voter ID question or spout party lines at them, our approach must be tailored based on the needs and concerns of the individuals we meet and the things they tell us.

Thatcher Drops Out Of Labour Leadership Race Over Fears She Is "Too Left-Wing"

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Kieran Turner-Dave

Margaret Thatcher has withdrawn from the Labour leadership contest due to fears that she is too radically left-wing to lead the Labour Party.

Miliband Was Happy To Be Pictured With Ed Stone... But Not The Brighton Pavilion

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics

The same aides that suggested Ed Miliband pose in front of the now infamous 'Ed stone' were on Wednesday revealed to have vetoed a photoshoot with the...

Former Deputy Prime Minister Goes From Two Jags, To One Jag, To No Jags

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

Former Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, has been banned from driving after being caught speeding in his Jaguar. The Labour peer has now gone f...

Another Labour Leadership Hopeful Hits Out At Miliband Pre-Election Pledge

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

Labour was not ambitious enough in its commitment to tackle the housing crisis, party leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper will say in a speech later this...

Liz Kendall Won't Condemn Further Tory Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics

Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall this morning refused to condemn an additional £3billion of cuts mainly focused on transport, education and defe...

The SNP Have One-Upped Labour In The Commons Seating Saga

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

New SNP MPs have proven their ability to garner controversy at every opportunity in the days following their swearing into the House of Commons. F...

These Real-Time Birth Stories On Instagram Are So Emotional

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents

Imagine being able to share your precious birth moments with family members who weren't able to be right there with you... That's the idea behind ...

What Next for Labour?

Tom Scholes-Fogg | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Scholes-Fogg

Labour's path back to power need not be long; rebuilding support is a collective endeavour that many will choose to embrace if Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are honest, profound and forthright in how they communicate with the people.

Britain's Electoral System Is Broken and In Need of Serious Reform

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I have always believed, perhaps naively, that in a democracy, if a system is shown to be manifestly unjust and unfair, then those who have the power to address the problem will respond positively. Action will then follow to address the grievance. Alas, this often is not the case.

Keeping the Baby but Not the Bathwater: Why Labour Should Rediscover Radical Liberalism

Alan Prout | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

The radical liberal tradition, and the role it played in the founding of the Labour Party, provides a rich source of inspiration for reconnecting with the majority of the British people whose contemporary values echo its deeply democratic, anti-elitist and socially progressive spirit.

Labour Leadership Hopeful's Website Hijacked By Alan Partridge And Rick Astley

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

Wannabe Labour leader Liz Kendall has launched her bid to succeed Ed Miliband with a new campaign website, but aides who bought the .com domain will r...

What Next for Labour?

Louise Wilson | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

To stop a repeat of 2015, Labour must make itself a viable option by electing a leader which people could conceivably see at No. 10. Miliband did not fill this criteria. Hopefully the next leader will, and this will go part way to ensuring England and Wales sway back to the left so Scottish Labour are not forced to split on the grounds that their political attitudes contrast too much with their rUK colleagues.

Who Won The Battle For Skinner's Seat?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh & Ned Simons | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

They may have won the electoral war in Scotland, but the SNP lost their first Parliamentary battle today as they failed to oust veteran Labour backben...

Labour's Epic Fail Viewed Through the Prism of Marketing's Hottest Medium

Theo Delaney | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Theo Delaney

So what went wrong? Was the strategy flawed? Most commentators now say that targeting a narrow section of voters meant alienating the bulk of the electorate; that Labour were making a Ken Loach film when they should have been making Fast and Furious 8.

Union Leader Makes A Pretty Big Threat To Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics

Unite boss Len McCluskey has warned that the trade union could remove its support if the Labour party fails to elect the "correct" leader. McCluske...

A Post-Election Call to Arms Against Simplism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Let's start this by challenging the simplism of the debates about the next Labour leader to go beyond what seems to be the only question currently being asked, whether the party should be more or less 'New' Labour. It's simple, who's with me?

Why I Didn't Vote!

Will Jones | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Jones

I didn't vote for one simple reason, I have looked in to the systems that our species use and they are outdated, antiquated and have died a long time ago. We are now living off its ashes and no politician is looking to address this.

Who Is Wannabe Labour Leader Chuka Umunna?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics

Labour rising star Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be the party's next leader after Ed Miliband resigned following the party'...