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Gordon Brown Takes To The Stage To Save The Union (Again)

PA | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics

He did it once before - but can he do it again? Gordon Brown today made an emotional last-ditch appeal for people to vote Labour in the General Ele...

Is Lovely Bubbly "Champagne Socialism" What People Actually Want?

Tom Conrad | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

The success of unregulated capitalism isn't because it's the better system, but because capitalists continue to win the propaganda war.

'A Lot Of Anger' At Labour HQ Over Ed Miliband's Question Time Interrogator

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

There is reportedly “a lot of anger” at Labour HQ over a Question Time audience member who grilled Ed Miliband last night. Catherine Shuttlewor...

General Election Manifestos: What Does the Future Hold for UK Broadband?

Ewan Taylor-Gibson | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ewan Taylor-Gibson

Some people in the furthest reaches of the UK are being left behind in the race for a digital Britain. They are missing out on the advantages that a reliable internet connection brings, such as ability to compare prices on household bills and find cheaper products, combat isolation and access vital services online.

Overdue Kate 'Swimming To Bring On Labour'

PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

The now very pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is believed to be swimming in the hopes of bringing on her labour. The 33-year-old has visited the pool...

60% Of Youths Intend To Vote, As Labour Wins Support

PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

As many as 60% of 18 to 24-year-olds say they are certain to vote in the General Election, a new poll has found - but their choice of party appears to...

Labour's Apprenticeships Ambassador Hasn't Actually EVER Had Any Contact With The Party

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In the Labour party's September conference, Ed Miliband announced Elizabeth Shepherd would become the party's apprenticeships ambassador. But, since t...

The Staggering Stat That Shows Britain's 'Dream Of Homeownership' Is Not Happening

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focus...

It's The Stuff Of Ed Miliband's Nightmares. It's The Trailer For 'The Ditch Blair Project'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Ed Milband can run, but he can't hide... from his legacy. Check out the trailer for the new horror movie that's coming out on May 7th. Possibly. ...

Tories Refuse To Confirm Trident Renewal Under Labour Minority

PA | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has refused to confirm the Conservatives would vote to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent with a minority Labour gov...

Labour's Better Plan for Rural Britain

Maria Eagle | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Eagle

Labour's plan for rural Britain is based on a simple truth: that Britain only succeeds when working families succeed. By raising living standards, tackling low pay and empowering people in rural areas to make decisions about their future the next Labour Government will build a new kind of economy...

Watch What Happened When Lydia Bright From TOWIE Met Ed Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE, to most of us), has already seen one of its stars plunge into the political sphere, and now it looks as though another i...

Labour Want Rent Controls - Or Do They?

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Hutchinson

The Labour Party have added a sixth pledge to their list of promises to the UK people: 'Homes to buy and action on rents'. This comes hard on the heels of Ed Miliband announcing a whole raft of measures to help struggling renters - the most contentious being that rent rises will be capped at the rate of inflation under a Labour government, for the duration of longer three-year tenancies.

Votes for Animals - Okay?

Joe Duckworth | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Joe Duckworth

There's something exciting about seeing people getting passionate about politics, and enthused about animals. On Thursday, I witnessed both those things in equal measure, and it was great!

Protecting Communities Against Further Tory Cuts

Vera Baird QC | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

The sworn duties of a constable under the Crown, require them to be responsible for the protection of life and property, maintenance of order, prevention and detection of crime and prosecution of offenders against the peace. We need therefore to make clear that when the Tories suggest that crime is diminishing and police are less needed, it is untrue.

Miliband Called Out For 'Outrageous And Disgraceful' Migrant Deaths Speech

PA | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

David Cameron "bears some responsibility" for the stream of refugees fleeing to Europe from Libya, Ed Miliband insisted as he dismissed Tory claims th...

Carry On Campaigning: Sexing Up the Election

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Photo credit: Smabs Sputzer / Source / CC BY Sid James is prowling the streets in a pin-stripe suit and a red rosette, being followed by groups of ...

Gordon Brown Is Back To Save The Union... Again

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown has attacked David Cameron for "whipping up English nationalism" in a bid to win the General Election, as well as slamming the SNP's offe...

Ed's Rise To Scintillating Sexpot Appears To Be Unstoppable

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Only yesterday we brought you irrefutable evidence that Ed Miliband has overcome his image problem in leaps and bounds. Once ridiculed for being ph...

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Labour Candidate 'Paying Young Interns £4 A Day To Campaign For Him'

PA | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Labour election candidate has denied claims he is paying young workers £4 a day to campaign for him. The Sun reported a leaked email suggesting ...

Karen Danczuk: From Cameron's Evil Eyes to Losing Scotland - How the Queen of Selfies Views the State of the Nation

James Brinsford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Brinsford

The Queen of Selfies may be embarking on a new phase of her life but rest assured, Karen Danczuk will return to politics and will be looking to shake up the establishment. They've got five years to get prepared.

Student Disunion

Chris Whiting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Recently the National Union of Students (NUS) released their pre-general election campaign for 2015, a tradition that is supposed to mobilise the youth vote and champion student politics on a national stage - however this year's campaign is less remarkable for the promotion of student involvement in the democratic process and more for partisan alienation of those who don't subscribe to a very specific ideology.

Senior Tory Blasts Fellow Conservatives For Bigging Up The SNP

PA | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories are playing a “short term and dangerous” game which could threaten the security of the United Kingdom, according to a leading Scott...

What Does Independent Living Really Mean for Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Real independent living is not something that can be bought, but it is something that can be taught. It is not just about raising the expectations of disabled individuals, but also the expectations of their families, friends and the professionals that work with them.