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Labour's Lucy Powell Nearly Lost It During 'Sunday Politics'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's Lucy Powell appeared in one of the most combative interviews in recent months on Sunday morning, clashing with Andrew Neil over deficit reduc...

Labour Is Selling The Perfect Mug... Provided You're An Ardent Ukip Supporter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK

Labour has struggled with immigration. Politicians sense the public mood has gone against hundreds of thousands of people coming to Britain every year...

Cameron Calls Labour 'A Bunch Of Hypocritical, Holier-Than-Thou, Hopeless, Sneering Socialists'

PA | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has admitted the General Election is on a "knife-edge" as he set out to woo voters with the promise of a "truly seven-day" NHS if the Co...

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

A Hedge Fund Manager Gave £600,000 To Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

A 'mystery' donor who has given nearly £600,000 to Labour has been revealed as a hedge fund manager. Martin Taylor, who is said to have had at lea...

Labour Campaign Poster Attacks Tories On NHS

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has launched an attack on the Conservative's handling of the NHS, with a brutal general election campaign poster that claims David Cameron woul...

Packing for Labour: What's in My Hospital Bag

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I am not pinning my hopes on this baby arriving on time! I am however, slowly but surely getting the house together and sorting things out in preparation for the little ones arrival. So starting with the hospital bag, I wanted to share with you what I would be packing.

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Why Proper Paid Paternity Leave Matters to Working Women, As Well as 'Cappuccino Dads'

Samantha Mangwana | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Mangwana

If men and women share parenting, so that they are equally likely to take extended parental leave, and need to accommodate childcare arrangements, then the departure of mothers on maternity leave stops being a sexist problem.

Labour Officially Pledges To Reduce Tuition Fees To £6,000 If They Win Election

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

University tuition fees will be cut to £6,000 a year if Labour wins the general election, Ed Miliband has pledged. The new policy would be introdu...

Star Labour Candidate Issues Bizarre Excuses After Bottling Galloway Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

Amina Ali, Labour British-Somali candidate selected to take on George Galloway in the key seat of Bradford West, has resigned her candidacy after just...

Labour Hopes For Tory Red Faces In New Second Jobs Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour hopes to embarrass David Cameron over the cash-for-access scandal by forcing a House of Commons vote on Ed Miliband's proposal to ban MPs from ...

Lib Dem Minister Vince Cable Labels Labour's £6,000 Tuition Fee Pledge "Very Foolish"

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, has publicly derided Ed Miliband's election promise to reduce annual university tuition fees to £6,000 ...

Are Politicians Really All the Same?

Joel Durston | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

It's arguable how much difference there is between the two/three main parties, the Conservatives, Labour and, to a lesser extent, the Lib Dems (I think there are fairly significant differences).

The Tories Are Hemorrhaging Support From Christians

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative support among Christians has dropped by a third since the last election, in new research that will lend weight to the Tories allegations ...

Miliband Faces Awkward Row Over 'Inappropriate' Labour £400k Gift From PwC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband faces a new row with his fellow Labour MPs after the party took nearly £400,000 from PwC, the accountancy firm recently accused of "promo...

Cameron To Force NEETs to Carry Out 30 Hours Of Community Work A Week 'From Day One'

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has unveiled plans to force all unemployed 18 to 21 year olds who claim benefits to carry out community work, as part of the Conservativ...

This Is Not About the Pink Bus

Steve Doran | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

Pink, it seems, really is a women's issue. It doesn't matter whether you are a woman of colour, a woman of means, a single mother, a 16 year old girl, a lesbian - if you want to be taken seriously, you can't be pink. 'Being pink' is about more than just wearing pink; it's about displaying any indicator of the particular brand of femininity that pink represents...

This Could Be The Answer To 'Dodgy' Political Donors

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has urged his party to break its reliance on millionaires and embrace the need for more state funding of politics. After a ...

The Wheels Have Already Come Off Harriet Harman's Pink 'Barbie' Bus

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

After finally putting to rest a damaging class storm over White Van Man, Labour has created another mini-bus-related controversy all of its own making...

SNP Attack Austerity. So Labour Attacks The SNP.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative-led coalition's economic politics have failed "categorically and comprehensively" and caused "misery" for some of the most vulnerable...

Is Labour's Paternity Leave Policy Progressive or a Poll Bribe?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Simon Ragoonanan

While this Labour policy may seem progressive, reflecting the reality that many fathers want to be at home with their newborn too, I feel what it's really reinforcing is that after four weeks a man's place is still at work while a woman's is at home with the baby.

Gibraltar Kicks Off At Ed Miliband For Calling It A Tax Haven

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics

Gibraltar's leader has written to Ed Miliband to tell him the territory is not a tax haven. Chief minister Fabian Picardo said it was "unfair" to c...

Splitting the Left - Labour or Green

James Woolven | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics
James Woolven

Do I vote again for a party whose values do not correspond with my own, and remain hopeful that Labour will shift back to the left? Or do I move on, vote for a party whose policies I more closely believe in, and hope for a radical shift in the national allocation of seats?

Tristram Hunt Under Fire For 'Sneering' At Nuns On #BBCQT

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

Tristram Hunt has been forced to apologise after questioning the quality of nuns' teaching on BBC Question Time. On Thursday night's programme, La...