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Counting the Ravens: This is What Happens When The Opposition Opposes Feckless Govenment

Karl Davis | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Today's headlines will surely carry a bevvy of negative headlines surrunding Jeremy Corbyn. After all, the day does end in a "y". Behind the ongoing m...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Planning A Serious Shakeup Of The Labour Party

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to give Labour Party members and supporters a greater say over policy-making in what he hailed as a "democratic revolution", T...

John McDonnell Admits He Had No Idea What He Was Holding In This Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK Politics

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has explained why he posed smiling with a letter calling for MI5 to be abolished - despite saying he does not agree w...

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For Peace After 'Henious' Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out in the name of peace in the wake of tragic terror attacks in Paris, which have so far taken the lives of up to 127 people...

SNP Has Huge Poll Lead Over Labour Ahead Of Next Year's Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Scottish Nationalist Party has maintained a huge gap over the Labour Party north of the border despite Jeremy Corbyn's rise and his party appointi...

Even The Telegraph's Readers Think Its Coverage Of Jeremy Corbyn Is Ridiculous

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

Readers of the Daily Telegraph have hit out at the paper for its coverage of Jeremy Corbyn's bow at the Cenotaph during the Remembrance Sunday service...

Thousands Of Student Protesters Are Marching On Westminster For #GrantsNotDebts

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students are marching to Westminster to protest against the government "waging war" against young people and the working classes, in a de...

This Is What Jeremy Corbyn Actually Said About The First World War

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

The right-wing press have launched a scathing attack on Jeremy Corbyn claiming a video from 2013 shows him calling WWI commemorations "pointless". ...

Question Time Audience Meets Kezia Dugdale's Rallying Cry With Very Awkward Silence

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

The leader of the Scottish Labour party, Kezia Dugdale, was met with an awkward silence on BBC's Question Time last night after unleashing a passionat...

PMQs Verdict: Corbyn's Getting Better But Cameron's Seen Worse

Lydia Suffield | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

PMQs today made it pretty clear: Corbyn is starting to employ that headmaster stare. Today, it went from a rather stern warning look to a full-on, narrow-eyed, flashing-gazed glare at the Tory front bench who promptly erupted from muffled laughter to full-on cheers, accompanied by the classic chanting of "Ooooh", which reminded me all too strongly of schooldays seated in front of a well-intentioned but sadly incompetent supply teacher.

John McDonnell Brings Up His Own 'Embarrassing' U-Turn In Letter To George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called on George Osborne to reverse his plans for controversial cuts to tax credits, while admitting he also "kno...

4 Signs It's Time To Head To Hospital During Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents

When you're pregnant with your first child, labour is unchartered territory. Knowing what point you should go to hospital will also be a bit of a m...

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

Jeremy Corbyn Takes On New Anti-Nuclear Role

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he will keep fighting the renewal of Trident by becoming a vice-president of the campaign for nuclear disarmament, PA repo...

This Is What Jeremy Corbyn Was Up To Instead Of Meeting The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

The reason Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn missed a chance to be inducted into the Privy Council by the Queen has been revealed, the Press Association cla...

Jeremy Corbyn Has Been Buying Meals For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has lived up to his reputation for putting the hard-up at the forefront of his agenda by buying meals for the homeless at a cafe in Scot...

Why the New Shadow Minister for Mental Health Can Make or Break Labour's Campaign

Ed Pinkney | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Pinkney

What unites the thousands of voices championing mental health and wellbeing from all corners of society is a recognition that, while some of us may be more at risk, poor mental health can affect us all.. For the new Shadow Minister for Mental Health, the great test will be in whether these voices can be aligned with Labour social and economic policy

Nuclear Electricity Generation Belongs to the Past Not the Future

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So the British government's response to climate change is to go nuclear. The Hinkley Point nuclear power station is to be built jointly by Chinese com...

Ex-Labour Minister Warns Corbynistas Are Victim Of 'Wishful Thinking'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

A Blairite former Cabinet minister has warned it is "wishful thinking" for Labour to think its lurch to the left will tempt non-voters back to the bal...

New Leader, New Politics, 'New' Labour? Old Story

Paul Blanchard | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

To win an election ever again, Labour needs to get people who don't vote to go to the polling station in 2020 and vote for them. But will a new leader and 'new politics' transform the Labour Party into something that can engage the disengaged?

Christy Turlington Honoured For Commitment To Making Childbirth Safer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

Christy Turlington has been honoured for her commitment to helping pregnant women through her childbirth charity, Every Mother Counts. The charity...

What Goes Around Comes Around

James Lark | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
James Lark

Corbyn's questions to the Prime Minister will continue to focus single-mindedly on Conservative policies. It may not be the first time Cameron has been embarrassed about his student days, but it is perhaps not the last time he will have reason to be grateful that Corbyn is a better man than him.

Businesses Do Better Under Labour

Bill Esterson | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Bill Esterson

Over the summer I met with a successful business owner who has seen the ups and downs in business under successive governments since the 1980s. He was very clear: businesses do better under Labour governments.

How Jeremy Corbyn Can Frame the Leadership Circus to His Advantage

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Jeremy Corbyn has an opportunity to seal a positive image of himself in the public consciousness, and to rewrite a polluted Labour brand as Mandelson did in 1994. How he does this is another matter. He has few friends in the media, and fewer in the PLP. There has been no honeymoon period, and the Labour Party conference next week has an unnerving 'make or break' feel to it. Can he win in 2020? Will he even last? I genuinely don't know. The last 18 months in British politics has shown that only a fool would be so sure.

The Corbynist Manifesto: But Are We Really Ready for Change?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

A spectre is haunting Britain. Indeed. Sounds familiar. The starting words of the Communist Duo themselves in the opening of their Manifesto to the wo...