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Dave Was An 'Idiot Abroad' And It Cost Us In Brussels, Says EU Party Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron made the UK a laughing stock by acting like a typical English 'idiot abroad' in Brussels, attempting to block the appointment of the EU ...

Labour Should Engage the North Too

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Labour should be commended for their efforts to bring the disengaged into politics, whether those for whom the referendum in Scotland rejuvenated their interest in politics or for young people and ethnic minorities. They should go further too, they need to ensure the regions where the anger at Westminster bubble matches that felt by many Scot, once again take part in the political process, both for their chances in 2015 and for the condition of British democracy.

Balls Has Some Unpopular Things To Tell Labour Conference

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is being "straight" with the public by admitting that it will impose more real-terms cuts on child benefit if it wins the general election, Ed ...

The Scottish Independence Rant To End All Scottish Independence Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics

An SNP heavyweight has gone on an extraordinary rant about Scottish independence, insisting the country doesn't need another referendum to become an i...

Miliband HQ Is Set To Be Demolished

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Labour party's London headquarters is going to be demolished after the general election as part of a project that will see offices and luxury flat...

The Uncanny Valley of Ed Miliband

Jean Muir | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jean Muir

Labour, and in particular its leader Ed Miliband have an enormous problem. It has played a large role in Scotland's Referendum and if left unaddressed will continue to have massive implications in next spring's general election. The fundamental problem is this; they have become skin crawlingly creepy.

Dear Ed Miliband, Come After Our Youth Vote and You Will Be Prime Minister

Ben Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Brown

The Conservatives relentlessly and unashamedly target the elderly vote. Come after us in the same way and we'll make so much noise that you won't be able to hear the door of Number Ten close behind you.

Osborne's Great British Sell-Off Has Been A Seriously Awkward Flop

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plan to sell redundant government property at a "fair price" has been branded a "damp squib" after the Huffington Post UK found that ...

Douglas Carswell Is Right to Criticise Machine Politics, But Wrong on the Alternative

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

Douglas Carswell's constituency contains Jaywick, last year named as the country's most deprived area. He styles himself a localist, and so could learn some lessons from us about what a locally-focussed alternative to machine politics really looks like.

Labour Urges A Major Reform Of University System To Help Build A 'Richer, Fairer' Country

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Major reform of the UK's university system could help to build a "richer, fairer country", according to Labour's Liam Byrne. In a new pamphlet sett...

'Calling A Partner Fat Can Lead To Domestic Abuse,' Says Labour Shadow Minister

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

Constantly criticising the weight of a partner may be a sign of domestic abuse, a Labour frontbencher has reportedly said. In a bid to tackle misco...

Dave Sacked The Guy Who Was Meant To Save The NHS From Privatisation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron no longer has a cabinet minister responsible for the controversial trade deal that critics fear could open up the NHS to "irreversible" ...

Andy Burnham, Save Our NHS!

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

There really is a problem in our NHS, and it has been made clear, much of the gloom in our NHS is down to Cameron's anti-democratic reorganisation... we cannot cut spending in a time where more and more people need our NHS. We must ensure the best possible care is available to everyone in our country, including social care and mental health provision.

This Secret Trade Deal May Open Up The NHS To Profit-Making US Firms

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

Most voters in key battleground constituencies want David Cameron to protect the NHS from a new trade deal which campaigners claim threatens privatisa...

Emergency Bathroom Midwifery

Kathryn Taylor | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Taylor

As a recurrent miscarrier, it can be hard to be around pregnant women and babies. Emotions swing between jealousy, self-hatred (I never used to be so nasty) and sadness for what I've lost. Self-preservation has a lot to do with it. That and the abject humiliation of having to leave a 2 year old's birthday party because you can't stop crying (got the t-shirt).

You Might Not See It, But It Still Exists

Josh Simons | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

It is an uncomfortable but perhaps unavoidable fact that modern slaves do not have much of a voice... modern slavery no longer always involves whips, chains, sweat and black skin. But we lack an accurate image through which we can portray the lives of around 21 million modern slaves.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm Up For A Fight'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23 July 2014... 1) 'I'M UP FOR A FIGHT' I've done a (long) profile of Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Takes On The Israelis

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 22 July 2014... 1) MILIBAND TAKES ON THE ISRAELIS Ed Miliband hasn't had much to say about Israel's ...

The Real Problem With Ed

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Whenever I see Ed Miliband trying to pretend he's a human, I'm always reminded of a particular scene in Mark Tavener's criminally underrated sitcom Absolute Power in which the oily sultan of spin Charles Prentiss (not so much played by as written for Stephen Fry) is sizing up dowdy Tory shadow minister Joanne Standing (basically a pilot version of The Thick of It's Nicola Murray).

Inequality in the UK Is Now a Massive Problem

John Mills | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

How can we reverse this inequality between the rich and the poor, and the North and the South in the UK? We must take bold economic steps to realign our currency to make British goods affordable and desirable for the rest of the world. If we had a more competitive pound, manufacturing would expand, creating more jobs for reasonable rates of pay across the whole country.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Up To 20 'Establishment' Paedophiles? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 July 2014... 1) UP TO 20 'ESTABLISHMENT' PAEDOPHILES? REALLY? From the Daily Mail: "Failure to ...

'This Secret US-EU Deal Will Make NHS Privatisation Irreversible'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service is facing a "unique risk" of having its services privatised if a secretive major EU-US trade deal goes through, trade unio...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Paedos In Westminster?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 3 July 2014... 1) PAEDOS IN WESTMINSTER? Say it ain't so! From the Mail splash: "A dossier detai...

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

Zero Hour Contracts, the Impoverished Elephant in the Room

Tom Johnson | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Outlaw zero hours contracts and instead ensure that any individual entering a work contract is given a legal guarantee of the number of the minimum number of hours they should be required to work. It might increase the costs for corporations and may in the short term lead to a rise in unemployment, but if the economy is growing as fabulously as George Osborne announces, then the number of jobs should increase to combat this problem.