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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. ...

Here Come the Greens...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

On Monday, the Green Party unveiled their new campaign poster in Westminster, boasting a rich, emerald green where the MP of Brighton Pavillion Caroline Lucas and party leader Natalie Bennett stand, both with beaming smiles and the tagline: What are you afraid of boys? - I like it...

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

Cameron Gets Really Good Economy News... Just In Time For PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has received a well-timed political boost ahead of Prime Minister's Questions today after official figures revealed that unemployment ha...

Mandelson Adds Insult To Injury As He Wallops Ed's Mansion Tax Plans

PA | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's plan for a mansion tax on homes worth more than £2 million is "crude" and would end up "clobbering" people, Labour grandee Lord Mandels...

This Poll Shows Something That Hasn't Happened For 30 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories and Labour are polling less than 30% each for the first time in more than three decades, according to a new poll. Lord Ashcroft poll put...

Clueless Within Europe, Rudderless Without

Gavin Devine | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Britain's role within Europe is going to be much discussed in the coming months. A lot of truths and untruths will be trotted out by both sides of the debate. We will hear a lot of myths about what the UK can achieve vis-à-vis Europe in terms of reforming the EU and its institutions, or in terms of the relationship we can have if we leave...

Why Have A Million People 'Disappeared' From The Electoral Roll?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nearly a million people have "disappeared" from the electoral register in a scandal that could prevent thousands of young people from voting in the ge...

'It Doesn't Make Sense For Osborne To Calculate The Cost Of Balls' Plans'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's aides should not be responsible for helping estimate how much Labour's spending plans would cost the public purse, a former top Treas...

Racism, Homophobia and Bigotry (No, Not Ukip)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not claiming other parties to be racist or homophobic... It is pure intellectual dishonesty for members of those parties to claim that Ukip is, because they - like us - have had members who have said and done some unacceptable things.

There's Lots Of Finger Pointing Over The Boxing Day Train Shutdown...

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Labour has accused the Conservatives of allowing a near shutdown of Boxing Day rail services despite the Tories bemoaning the lack of December 26 trai...

English Votes for English Laws and Labour Desperation

Harry Saville | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Labour's latest policy announcement, creation of a committee of English MPs to scrutinise bills only relating to England, highlights the party's panic over the Conservatives popular English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) proposals.

Row Over Leaked Immigration Memo Has Ruined Miliband's Big Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's latest attempt to convince voters that Labour can tackle fears over immigration has been undermined by a row over leaked advice on how t...

Miliband Backs Miliband In Weekend's Most Unsurprising Political Move

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

As if he had any other choice, David Miliband has said he "passionately" wants Labour to win the general election and said his brother Ed would make a...

Jim Murphy Unveiled As New Scottish Labour Party Leader

PA | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

The Scottish Labour party today announced that Jim Murphy will be its new leader. Murphy, MP for East Renfrewshire, was elected with more than half...

Red-Faced Tory MP Caught Out Suggesting Osborne Ignore 'Dog-End' Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

A senior Tory backbencher has been forced to apologise after being caught suggesting that George Osborne should help businesspeople by ignoring "dog-e...

Students Could Swing The Outcome Of The 2015 Election

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students could swing the result in up to 10 constituencies in next year’s general election despite only making up 3% of the population, research has...

Local Councils Must Stand Together to Resist the Cuts

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

The political elite might be able to ignore or shut down a few exasperated councillors. But they could not ignore a surge of localism and defiance from councils up and down the country who have had enough of watching this government place us and our residents in straitjackets.

Is Gordon Brown About To Quit Politics?

PA | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce that he is standing down as an MP, according to reports. Brown, 63, will soon confirm that he wil...

Rochester Tweet 'Shows Labour's Lost Touch'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is "adrift" and has lost its connection with traditional supporters, David Lammy has said, arguing the Rochester tweet snobbery row was a sympt...

Emily Thornberry's 'White Van' Tweet From Rochester Is A PR Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

A senior shadow minister has been accused of showing "utter contempt" for patriotism and the working class by tweeting a mocking picture of a St Georg...

Political Parties Don't Want to Listen - Unless We Live in a Marginal Seat

Emma Flowers | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Flowers

I had my first live political encounter for years the other day. It was, on almost every level, deeply unsatisfactory; for that, I have to take my sha...

'It's Squeaky Bum Time For Labour'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics

It is "squeaky bum time" for Labour, shadow cabinet minister Sadiq Khan has admitted in an assessment of the party's nervous state. He borrowed the...