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Ed Reveals 'Immigration Crackdown', After Promising That 7 Times Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged to introduce a five-point immigration bill in the first year of a Labour government in a bid to head off the threat of Ukip. ...

How It Feels To Be Worth Less

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Our labour is worth just the same as anyone else's. Don't let society carve into to stone what we know to be wrong by allowing this opinion to go unchallenged...

Secrets to a Good Pregnancy

Alice Rossiter | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

It's a time when you're emotionally and physically changing in ways you've never experienced. Every twinge, ache or peculiar symptom is often followed by a frantic search online. Add in the need to know what 'to do' during pregnancy - what to eat, what not to eat, which exercises are safe, and so on...

NHS Pledge Shows Ed Miliband Either 'A Cynic Or An Idiot'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics

A cancer patient has attacked Ed Miliband for making a "downright cynical" promise that the NHS under Labour would give people a cancer diagnosis with...

Labour Takes the Lead in NHS Opener

David Boot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Boot

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are scrabbling over the title as the most trusted party on the NHS, and for good reason. Polling has shown that the NHS, always high on the list of issues most important to the electorate, is likely to be priority number one come election day. Don't expect the noise around the NHS to abate anytime soon...

Ukip 'Ripping Lumps' Out Of Labour Heartland

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's victory in the Clacton by-election which saw the party gain its first elected MP was in fact the least surprising result of the night, which al...

A New Workforce of the Lowest Paid

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Did anyone spot the commitment in both the main parties' conference speeches to create a new workforce of thousands of young people - millions even - paid just £2.73 an hour? Actually the initiative wasn't just spotted but welcomed, alongside promises on zero hours contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Victory In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

There are plenty of people who think Ed Miliband will not win the next general election. He's too weird and too nasal, they say. He's not prime minis...

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Defeat In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Despite recent criticism over his policies and his botched conference speech, Ed Miliband's supporters are convinced that he has what it takes and is ...

Barely Any Of You Seem To Support Nick Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg's efforts to rally the Liberal Democrat faithful have been awkwardly undermined as a new poll finds the party has slipped to fourth place. ...

If Labour Is to Beat UKIP, It Must Enfranchise the 'Lost Generation'

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Given the ongoing widespread apathy with the electoral system, we need more political representatives like Sonia who actually bring something to the table other than self-serving careerism. Failing that, Britain's political future looks increasingly loony.

Tory Ukip Defectors Could Be Playing right Into Labour's Hands

PA | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip defectors "reckless Reckless" and "kamikaze Carswell" risk helping Labour leader Ed Miliband into Number 10, a senior eurosceptic Conservative ha...

Ned Simons

Farage Launches 'Full-Frontal Assault' On Labour With Ukip Conference On Miliband's Doorstep

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage will use Ukip's annual conference, which opens in Doncaster today, to launch a "full frontal assault" on Labour and Ed Miliband. For a...

'I Am Gareth': Funniest Twitter Reactions To Ed Miliband's Labour Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the moment we'd all been waiting for. Possibly. The build up to Ed Miliband's speech is palpable, like that time I had to stay at home to wa...

We Need to Talk About a Living Wage, Not a Minimum Wage

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

Ed Miliband is right to say of a raise in wages that 'It is about saying that this country does not work for millions of working people and we are going to change it.' He needs to follow his own argument to its logical conclusion.

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...