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Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS Reorganisation

Justin Madders | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

Despite the warnings about the secrecy, the impossible timetables and the financial imperatives surrounding these plans the Government seem determined to press ahead with them. When the plan for your area is released the questions outlined above might be ones you want to ask your local "STP lead" about.

Globalisation And Free-Market Capitalism Are Tearing Our Societies Apart

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

A fundamental change in the way capitalism works is essential. Cosmetic changes or just words, not backed by action, will not do. Otherwise, I fear for the cohesion of our societies with the demagogues and charlatans directing the anger and frustration of the masses, not at the economic system causing the poverty of the many, but towards the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Why The Chancellor's First (And Last) Autumn Statement Is A Poisonous Damp Squib

Chi Onwurah | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?

Latest from NEC: Corbyn, Autumn Statement, Brexit

Alice Perry | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Perry

Leader's Report Jeremy Corbyn reported on recent activities and preparations for 2017, including a possible General Election. Jeremy said he had enjo...

Photograph Captures Exact Moment Mum 'Looked Between The Legs' Of Her Newborn Baby And Realised She Didn't Have A Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most parents are too excited to wait nine months to find out the gender of their baby, but others prefer to keep it a secret and find out on the day. ...

Tony Blair Thinks Jeremy Corbyn Is A 'Nutter' So He's Returning To Politics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

Tony Blair is rumoured to be eyeing a return to UK politics in order to save Brexit negotiations from “lightweight” Theresa May and “nutter”, ...

Tory MP Says Jeremy Corbyn Could Win General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has said that Jeremy Corbyn could well win a general election - and warned recent events show that he must be taken seriously. Speaking on B...

7 Times Ed Miliband Was Cooler That You Thought Ed Miliband Could Possibly Be

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK

Since losing last year’s general election, Ed Miliband has drifted away from the stiff, formal Twitter announcements that characterised his Labour l...

The Future Is Trump: A Warning To The Mainstream

Alan McDonald | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan McDonald

The future of America is Trump. If it hadn't been today, then it would've been him or someone like him in 2020 or 2024. The mainstream liberals and moderates were too blind and couldn't see what Trump saw. It was obvious to those who dared to look.

After Trump, What Next for the Left?

Richard Carr | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

Let's concede something straight off: virtually no one expected this. Not the Trump campaign which, according to CNN, believed it had lost when the early returns started coming in. Certainly not the Clinton campaign, which was about ready to start its victory celebrations when the polls began closing on the East Coast.

Jeremy Corbyn Accuses Journalist Of 'Harassment As He Ducks Question On General Election

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has accused an ITV journalist of “harassment” after she asked him if he would welcome an early general election. The Labour leader h...

Forget Standing Down In Richmond - Parties Shouldn't Have To Make That Choice

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It's time we put paid to the awkward and unnecessary debates about 'spoiler' candidates. The way to do that is to have a voting system where it's always OK for voters to vote for their party. That, surely, is not such a radical idea.

The True Value Of Community Pharmacy

Julie Cooper | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

The Government's decision to push ahead with the huge funding cut for community pharmacies shows no understanding of the contribution that community p...

Innovations In Union Leverage Campaigns In Britain

Gregor Gall | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

In the last few months, a number of large, household name companies like Hermes, Sports Direct and ASOS have come under intense external pressure to c...

Standing Up To Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Is A Quintessential British Value

Diane Abbott | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Not only is this government responsible for these catastrophic economic outcomes and the plight of millions, but it also happens to be one of the most racist governments that I have experienced as a Member of Parliament in nearly 30 years.

Jeremy Corbyn Is A False Prophet For The Young

Beth Leslie | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Leslie

Of course, polls can be wildly incorrect. Elections are wildly unpredictable. It not completely impossible that Corbyn could convert the masses to an extent that would give him a mandate to fully implement his socialist policies without bending on a single principal. But, just like Venezuela, Britain would go bust.

Hard Lessons For Labour To Learn

Gavin Callaghan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Callaghan

Whether you like these lessons learned or not, whether you believe them or not, the warning signs are there. It's about time Labour listened, did their homework and figured out how to beat their opponents.

Emily Thornberry Mocked For Saying Brexiters 'Voted To Take Their Neighbour's Job' On BBCQT

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

Emily Thornberry was loudly jeered on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time after saying those who voted for Brexit had voted to take their neighbour...

These Are Labour's 170 Questions For The Government About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

Labour has sent 170 Brexit questions to the Tory Government, asking it to answer one every day to prove it has a “plan” to leave the European Unio...

'Shadow Shadow Cabinet' Could Soon Cause More Turmoil For Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

The senior moderate in Jeremy Corbyn’s top team has expressed a relaxed attitude to the emergence of a “shadow shadow cabinet” of Labour figures...

7 Suggestions For Tony Blair's New Role In British Politics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Comedy

Tony Blair has hinted he could make a return to British politics in a revealing interview with Esquire magazine. Reaction to the news has been overwhe...

The Great Labour Party Merge

Adam Allnutt | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Allnutt

Corbyn is not going anywhere anytime soon unless there is a defeat at a general election at the earliest. But even after Corbyn leaves his supporters will stay and they will remain active, so what needs to be done is not fight with them and add to the wall brick by brick but to try and reach out to them.

Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right - Never Have The Liberal Democrats Been More Needed

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

So, if you feel abandoned by parties which have been overtaken by the extremes, I implore you: Come home...join the Liberal Democrats!

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Cathy Newman Fights Off 'Anti-Semitic' Slave Trade Rant From Labour Activist

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Cathy Newman has slapped down an “anti-Semitic rant” directed at her by a Labour activist - by pointing out she’s not even Jewish. The Channel 4...