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Five Steps the Government Needs to Take on Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

The government has claimed to be putting mental health as one of there most important issues when it comes to addressing social issues but for all the rhetoric has anything really changed? So on that note I have put together a comprehensive list put together by The Bowman Foundation.

How the Major Parties Will Face the EU

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

At any rate, winning parties will try and spin their victories as heroic and losing parties will attempt to spin their losses as hope for the future. In essence, whatever the result of the referendum is, parties will highlight the silver linings.

Bittersweet Showing for Nationalist Parties

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

If Plaid Cymru does not seize leadership now, it will be harder for them to do so in the future. Likewise, if people vote against a Brexit, the SNP and Ukip lose the opportunity to use the results as a platform to launch their next electoral campaign on. If people vote to remain in the UK, the SNP and Ukip will have to play on the par with traditional parties, where the asymmetry of power is significantly tilted against them.

Sadiq Khan - A Triumph of Sorts

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The election of Sadiq Khan is a breath of fresh air in a political system plagued by neoliberal orthodoxy and corruption through private interests. While not the ideal candidate to nail down London as the land of Corbyn, his win, for the left, was certainly a triumph - of sorts.

David Miliband Wants To Close Refugee Camps To Solve Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK

David Miliband thinks refugee camps should close in favour of wealthy nations accepting the most vulnerable 10% of the world's 60 million refugees. Th...

Jeremy Corbyn Is an Asset to the Labour Party

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The critics of Jeremy Corbyn are relentless. If anything goes well for the Labour party, they will say this happened in spite of Corbyn, and if things go badly, then it must be because of Corbyn. Their narrative is prepared before the event, and whatever happens, Corbyn is condemned.

The Trade Union Act - How to Fight It

Gregor Gall | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

So they are an array of tactics open to unions over and above the open defiance of striking officially where the new thresholds have not been met. But it will mean unions thinking outside their comfort zones and boldly stepping into unchartered territory. Whether they will do so or not will be a key test of their mettle and ingenuity.

Local Elections 2016 - This Week's Real Contests to Watch

John Lehal | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
John Lehal

Each vote cast and each seat won will be marked on the balance sheet that will decide if, or when, either Cameron or Corbyn might be asked to step aside - for the good of their party, or for the good of the country.

'Have I Got News For You' Dissects Ken Livingstone's Train-Wreck Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Comedy

'Have I got News For You' took aim at Ken Livingstone's (and Labour's) disastrous day in it latest episode, dissecting the furore around his 'Nazi' co...

Sorry, Ken: You're a Liability

Sam Glover | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Who would've thought it? Ken Livingstone has finally been suspended from the Labour Party for anti-Semitic comments. Not by Tony Blair, who always con...

A Step-By-Step Guide To Labour's Ken Livingstone 'Nazi' Implosion

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Ken Livingstone was today suspended from the Labour Party after a series of events so surreal words were no longer enough to express emotions and the ...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Ken Livingstone, Labour's Anti-Semitism Problem And Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Labour today suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he claimed Hitler was initially a Zionist. Livingstone made the commen...

Jeremy Corbyn Refused To Set A Date For Meeting With Labour MPs Tackling Anti-Semitism, Says Wes Streeting

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to set a date for a promised meeting with Labour MPs to discuss tackling anti-Semitism is “totally unacceptable and unsati...

UKIP To Copy Corbyn's Labour

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Politics

UKIP could copy the cut-price ‘registered supporters’ system that led to Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide leadership victory, Nigel Farage has suggeste...

Labour Should Be 'Steaming Ahead' In Local Elections

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

Labour should be "absolutely steaming ahead" with a 15-point lead in the local elections due to Conservative disarray, a former shadow cabinet ministe...

Mindful Birthing: Using Mindfulness During Labour

Liz Lowe | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had thoroughly prepared for a positive birth experience, but not for one that went so far off plan. It took me a long time to be able to discuss the birth calmly, and even longer to forgive myself for decisions made in moments of panic.

Tax Havens: They Simply Shouldn't Exist

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

11.5 million documents leaked from "one of the world's most secretive companies", Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, have given us a view of how th...

Corbynista Keyboard Warriors Ordered To 'Isolate' Critical Labour MPs By Corbyn's Media Chief

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s top media strategist has called on Corbynistas to take to Twitter to “isolate” MPs who disagree with him. Seumas Milne, appointed as Je...

I Support Brexit Because I'm Left-Wing, Not in Spite of It

Sam Glover | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Listen to the seldom expressed left-wing arguments for leaving the European Union, because there are lots of things that are wrong with the EU that are not often publicised in the mainstream media. Remember that the likes of Tony Benn did not approve of the European Union, and that you have no obligation to approve of it either.

EXCLUSIVE: The Latest Leak From Jeremy Corbyn's Office Is Devastating

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Following the leak of a spreadsheet containing Labour MPs sorted into categories based on their hostility, documents have begun slipping from Jeremy C...

John McDonnell: It's Unacceptable Disabled People Are Funding Tax Cuts For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s John McDonnell today claimed his party is “transforming capitalism” as he vowed to reverse Government tax cuts for corporations. The Sh...

Labour Member In Anti-Semitic Rant Let Off With A Warning

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is engulfed in a fresh anti-Semitism storm today after refusing to expel a member who claimed Adolf Hitler might be a “Zionist God” and Jew...

Stephen Kinnock Lays Out What Corbyn Must Achieve To Avoid A Leadership Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has increased the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn by setting out what he needs to achieve in May to avoid a leadership challenge....

Trade Union Bill: It's Time for Real Cross-Party Funding Talks

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Changing how parties are funded isn't the sort of this which should be done by a government to its opposition. So democracy campaigners were pleased to welcome a key report on the Trade Union Bill on Wednesday - a Bill which as it stands would do just that.

Labour's 'In' Campaign Must Be Smarter and More Honest Than the Tories

Lance Price | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Lance Price

By having an honest discussion with the voters, Labour has a much-needed opportunity to get a hearing, to win back some credibility as a serious party, and above all to do the right thing by Britain.