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Miliband Called Out For 'Outrageous And Disgraceful' Migrant Deaths Speech

PA | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

David Cameron "bears some responsibility" for the stream of refugees fleeing to Europe from Libya, Ed Miliband insisted as he dismissed Tory claims th...

Carry On Campaigning: Sexing Up the Election

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Photo credit: Smabs Sputzer / Source / CC BY Sid James is prowling the streets in a pin-stripe suit and a red rosette, being followed by groups of ...

Gordon Brown Is Back To Save The Union... Again

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown has attacked David Cameron for "whipping up English nationalism" in a bid to win the General Election, as well as slamming the SNP's offe...

Ed's Rise To Scintillating Sexpot Appears To Be Unstoppable

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Only yesterday we brought you irrefutable evidence that Ed Miliband has overcome his image problem in leaps and bounds. Once ridiculed for being ph...

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Labour Candidate 'Paying Young Interns £4 A Day To Campaign For Him'

PA | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Labour election candidate has denied claims he is paying young workers £4 a day to campaign for him. The Sun reported a leaked email suggesting ...

Karen Danczuk: From Cameron's Evil Eyes to Losing Scotland - How the Queen of Selfies Views the State of the Nation

James Brinsford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Brinsford

The Queen of Selfies may be embarking on a new phase of her life but rest assured, Karen Danczuk will return to politics and will be looking to shake up the establishment. They've got five years to get prepared.

Student Disunion

Chris Whiting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Recently the National Union of Students (NUS) released their pre-general election campaign for 2015, a tradition that is supposed to mobilise the youth vote and champion student politics on a national stage - however this year's campaign is less remarkable for the promotion of student involvement in the democratic process and more for partisan alienation of those who don't subscribe to a very specific ideology.

Senior Tory Blasts Fellow Conservatives For Bigging Up The SNP

PA | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories are playing a “short term and dangerous” game which could threaten the security of the United Kingdom, according to a leading Scott...

What Does Independent Living Really Mean for Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Real independent living is not something that can be bought, but it is something that can be taught. It is not just about raising the expectations of disabled individuals, but also the expectations of their families, friends and the professionals that work with them.

The Media Keep Using This Word To Describe What The SNP Will Do To Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics

As the Scottish National Party prepares to launch its election manifesto today, the nation’s media has gone wild over fears that the party will hold...

'Cool Ed Miliband' Is Our New Favourite Thing On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy

"Politics shouldn't be about who's cool and who isn't," explains the Tumblr (and Twitter account) 'Cool Ed Miliband'. "But just in case it is for you,...

Ed Miliband's Quest To Become A Sex Symbol Gathers Speed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics

Last week one of the biggest revelations from the BBC election debate was that Ed Miliband can look pretty suave when he wants to... Miliband's fac...

So Who Exactly *Is* The Labour Party?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Politics can sometimes, well, feel a bit *whispers* boring. *Looks around to see if anyone heard..* I mean, there's a lot of policies and facts...

Billboard Blunders See Tory And Labour Candidates 150 Miles From Actual Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Two election candidates have been left red-faced after their campaign posters went up dozens of miles from their constituencies. Confused locals sp...

An Open Letter to UK Politicians From an Immigrant Woman

Dhanya Nair | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dhanya Nair

This campaign makes me both happy and sad. Happy because, as much as you hate us, immigration and immigrants are the reality of globalisation. Sad because you have systematically vilified us. The fact that we need such a campaign in this day and age speaks volumes about your divisive politics.

Did James Blunt Call Out Labour's Mansion Tax?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The popstar says the Spectator's story doesn't reflect his views at all @jessicaelgot The Spectator article is completely wrong, made up...

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

Conservatives Are Just Sexing Up Miliband

Mark Flanagan | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Who would have thought it. It seems we had Ed Miliband all wrong. For years we were led to believe he was just that nerdy bloke with the strange voice who looks like the plasticine man from the Wrong Trousers. However it now appears the Labour Leader has clearly being wearing the right trousers in terms of attracting beautiful and successful women.

Have the Planets Aligned for Ed Miliband?

Leo Garbutt | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Over the last century, there have been periods during which one set of commonly accepted values in British politics is replaced by another. This occur...

Tories Get A Poll Boost - But The Findings Aren't So Good For Ukip

PA | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics

Support for Ukip has fallen to a two-year low according to a poll from Opinium, while David Cameron was boosted by findings that Conservatives have ga...

Jeremy Hunt's Plan To Fund The NHS With 'Confidence' Hasn't Gone Down Well

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of "making stuff up" after he seemed unable to explain how the Tory party would meet today's commitment ...

The Labour Party and the European Union

John Mills | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Mills

‬Confronted,‭ ‬when in power,‭ ‬by EU moves towards further integration and the difficulty in getting any reform programme to achieve anything,‭ ‬should the Labour Party reconsider its position on holding a referendum‭?

Miliband Nails Response To Fallon Over 'Embarrassing' Dig About His Brother

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said defence secretary Michael Fallon has "demeaned himself and demeaned his office" after the Tories were accused of an "embarrassing...

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.