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Jeremy Corbyn Announces New Shadow Cabinet As Labour MPs Attempt To Force Him To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has announced a new shadow cabinet, as he battles to cling onto the leadership of the Labour Party following a series of resignations de...

Angela Eagle Demands Showdown Meeting With Jeremy Corbyn To Tell Him To Quit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle and other key members of the Shadow Cabinet are demanding a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to urge him to step down as Labour leader. The Huf...

Another Shadow Cabinet Member Quits

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics

TIMELINE OF LABOUR’S CIVIL WAR Sunday: 1am: Jeremy Corbyn sacks Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn from his Shadow Cabinet. The sacking comes just...

After the EU Referendum Result, Jeremy Corbyn Must Go

Richard Carr | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

One nation Tories and the rump of the Lib Dems should all feel more comfortable with the next Labour leader than they do a Johnson-Farage axis at No.10. The centre should therefore proffer a single candidate prepared to make specific offers to such types outside the party. And they should act now.

A New Settlement for Post Referundum Britain

Simon Sapper | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

The future is of course unwritten. The post-referendum landscape will inevitably be different, and we can't leave it to others to shape it. The opportunity to shape a new constitutional settlement - that takes the heat from the referendum campaign and produces something effective, enduring and empowering - is one we must take.

The Business Case for Brexit

John Mills | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Mills

Many thousands of words have been written on the subject of how the UK will fare should we vote to leave the European Union on 23 June... However, it is likely that many fewer words have been written describing the balanced view - that while there will undoubtedly be some uncertainty, it is inevitable that there will be some very substantial economic benefits too.

Jo Cox's Murder Is a Call to Action for Us All

Louise Wilson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

The attack is also a symptom of the aggressive politics we have basically come to accept in the 21st Century. Many elected representatives receive abuse, often daily. Campaigners, advocates, even Twitter users are frequently subject to both verbal and physical abuse. This has become normalised - and it shouldn't have. We are all to blame for that. We must address this.

Why Remain Is Arrogant to Assume It Has Young Vote in the Bag

Tessa Milligan | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tessa Milligan

Stronger In have made the mistake of putting an entire generation of angry and disenchanted young voters into a box labelled "Remain Voters". That could be a big mistake... We're engaged in a different way, far from the prying eyes of pollsters and politicians. The EU referendum is being discussed in our private Facebook and Whatsapp group chats.

This Is How London Became A World-Leader On LGB Political Representation

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

London's most prominent gay politicians have spoken out about the capital's hospitality to its queer community, hailing it as a world-leader in politi...

Jeremy Corbyn Wasn't His Usual Self On 'The Last Leg'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to the stage on satirical comedy show 'The Last Leg' on Friday night, and he did it in style. Joining the show,...

The EU Referendum Pits Big Business Against Working People - That's Why I'm Voting 'Leave'

John Mills | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Mills

More and more Labour voters are choosing to vote 'Leave', and take a stand against this faceless corporate bureaucracy. These people are passionate British people who want to reclaim Britain and the progressive ideals and values it has defended for centuries.

Seriously, the EU Campaigns Need to Lighten Up

Lydia Suffield | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Give us the facts. Give us warnings. But please-can we stop with the constant cloud hanging over our heads? If you believe some of the more extreme claims on both sides, depending on what we choose on June 23rd, it might be one of the last times we get to see the clouds, anyway.

Why David Cameron Should Remain Prime Minister, Even If We Vote For Brexit

Lydia Suffield | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

The best thing for the country, in the aftermath of the referendum result, would be for the Tories to unite and show some true leadership-with someone who has proved he can lead at the helm. If a certain group of Conservatives choose to discount this in favour of pushing forward their own little agenda, then it is they, and not David Cameron, who will have proved themselves untrustworthy in this referendum.

Five Steps the Government Needs to Take on Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

The government has claimed to be putting mental health as one of there most important issues when it comes to addressing social issues but for all the rhetoric has anything really changed? So on that note I have put together a comprehensive list put together by The Bowman Foundation.

How the Major Parties Will Face the EU

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

At any rate, winning parties will try and spin their victories as heroic and losing parties will attempt to spin their losses as hope for the future. In essence, whatever the result of the referendum is, parties will highlight the silver linings.

Bittersweet Showing for Nationalist Parties

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

If Plaid Cymru does not seize leadership now, it will be harder for them to do so in the future. Likewise, if people vote against a Brexit, the SNP and Ukip lose the opportunity to use the results as a platform to launch their next electoral campaign on. If people vote to remain in the UK, the SNP and Ukip will have to play on the par with traditional parties, where the asymmetry of power is significantly tilted against them.

Sadiq Khan - A Triumph of Sorts

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The election of Sadiq Khan is a breath of fresh air in a political system plagued by neoliberal orthodoxy and corruption through private interests. While not the ideal candidate to nail down London as the land of Corbyn, his win, for the left, was certainly a triumph - of sorts.

David Miliband Wants To Close Refugee Camps To Solve Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK

David Miliband thinks refugee camps should close in favour of wealthy nations accepting the most vulnerable 10% of the world's 60 million refugees. Th...

Jeremy Corbyn Is an Asset to the Labour Party

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The critics of Jeremy Corbyn are relentless. If anything goes well for the Labour party, they will say this happened in spite of Corbyn, and if things go badly, then it must be because of Corbyn. Their narrative is prepared before the event, and whatever happens, Corbyn is condemned.

The Trade Union Act - How to Fight It

Gregor Gall | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

So they are an array of tactics open to unions over and above the open defiance of striking officially where the new thresholds have not been met. But it will mean unions thinking outside their comfort zones and boldly stepping into unchartered territory. Whether they will do so or not will be a key test of their mettle and ingenuity.

Local Elections 2016 - This Week's Real Contests to Watch

John Lehal | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
John Lehal

Each vote cast and each seat won will be marked on the balance sheet that will decide if, or when, either Cameron or Corbyn might be asked to step aside - for the good of their party, or for the good of the country.

'Have I Got News For You' Dissects Ken Livingstone's Train-Wreck Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Comedy

'Have I got News For You' took aim at Ken Livingstone's (and Labour's) disastrous day in it latest episode, dissecting the furore around his 'Nazi' co...

Sorry, Ken: You're a Liability

Sam Glover | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Who would've thought it? Ken Livingstone has finally been suspended from the Labour Party for anti-Semitic comments. Not by Tony Blair, who always con...

A Step-By-Step Guide To Labour's Ken Livingstone 'Nazi' Implosion

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Ken Livingstone was today suspended from the Labour Party after a series of events so surreal words were no longer enough to express emotions and the ...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Ken Livingstone, Labour's Anti-Semitism Problem And Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Labour today suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he claimed Hitler was initially a Zionist. Livingstone made the commen...