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Keeping the Baby but Not the Bathwater: Why Labour Should Rediscover Radical Liberalism

Alan Prout | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

The radical liberal tradition, and the role it played in the founding of the Labour Party, provides a rich source of inspiration for reconnecting with the majority of the British people whose contemporary values echo its deeply democratic, anti-elitist and socially progressive spirit.

Labour Leadership Hopeful's Website Hijacked By Alan Partridge And Rick Astley

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

Wannabe Labour leader Liz Kendall has launched her bid to succeed Ed Miliband with a new campaign website, but aides who bought the .com domain will r...

What Next for Labour?

Louise Wilson | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

To stop a repeat of 2015, Labour must make itself a viable option by electing a leader which people could conceivably see at No. 10. Miliband did not fill this criteria. Hopefully the next leader will, and this will go part way to ensuring England and Wales sway back to the left so Scottish Labour are not forced to split on the grounds that their political attitudes contrast too much with their rUK colleagues.

Who Won The Battle For Skinner's Seat?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh & Ned Simons | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

They may have won the electoral war in Scotland, but the SNP lost their first Parliamentary battle today as they failed to oust veteran Labour backben...

Labour's Epic Fail Viewed Through the Prism of Marketing's Hottest Medium

Theo Delaney | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Theo Delaney

So what went wrong? Was the strategy flawed? Most commentators now say that targeting a narrow section of voters meant alienating the bulk of the electorate; that Labour were making a Ken Loach film when they should have been making Fast and Furious 8.

Union Leader Makes A Pretty Big Threat To Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics

Unite boss Len McCluskey has warned that the trade union could remove its support if the Labour party fails to elect the "correct" leader. McCluske...

A Post-Election Call to Arms Against Simplism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Let's start this by challenging the simplism of the debates about the next Labour leader to go beyond what seems to be the only question currently being asked, whether the party should be more or less 'New' Labour. It's simple, who's with me?

Why I Didn't Vote!

Will Jones | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Jones

I didn't vote for one simple reason, I have looked in to the systems that our species use and they are outdated, antiquated and have died a long time ago. We are now living off its ashes and no politician is looking to address this.

Who Is Wannabe Labour Leader Chuka Umunna?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics

Labour rising star Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be the party's next leader after Ed Miliband resigned following the party'...

Labour Knew Something Before The Election It Didn't Want To Share With Anyone

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics

Labour’s own data showed that the party was behind in the immediate run-up to the election, Ed Miliband’s pollster has revealed. James Morris t...

The Future of the Left - A New Narrative

Christopher Bacon | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Christopher Bacon

The defining feature of the Tory campaign was its insistence that voting for the Labour party would be economically reckless, that the Labour party would overspend and doom the country. It seems that, at the last minute, part of the electorate found those arguments compelling, choosing to elect a Tory majority.

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.

Labour's Policies and Election Campaign - Incoherent, and Shambolic

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The Labour Party lost the election because its policies and campaign lacked coherence; it appeared to be a collection of policies that did not have a common arching principle to connect them. The leadership always appeared to be on the defensive, and unable to reply with a counter narrative to that presented by the Tories.

What Four-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Foodbanks and Government

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

Some changes really are instant. And if four year olds, with no voting power at all, living under the poverty line can still find a way to give lentils to starving babies? If they can feel powerful, purely because it never occurs to them that they don't have the power to change the world and help others?

Man Experiences Pain Of Labour As Mother's Day Present

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

Just as we'll never truly know the nadir of being kicked in the balls, men are just never going to get the pain of labour. Oh sure, they could mak...

Election: Opinion Polls - Big Losers, Yet King Makers

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

What was billed continuously in the media as the tightest election in generations became almost a walkover for the Tories. And you can blame the opinion polls.

Election Night Claimed Some Really Big Names...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

The General Election is so far shaping up to be one of the most tumultuous in recent history. Various Lib Dem ministers have lost their seats, incl...

Meet Mhairi Black, The 20-Year-Old Student Who Just Unseated Labour's Campaign Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This time last year, few would have heard of Mhairi Black. On Thursday, the 20-year-old student made history - and headlines - by becoming Britain's y...

Neil Kinnock Really Isn't Happy About How The Election Is Turning Out...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

Neil Kinnock certainly doesn't mince his words; British voters back Conservatives in the General Election because they are "self-deluded", according t...

A Heartfelt Plea to People With a Conscience

Ben Stockman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

Thus far, I have remained uncharacteristically quiet about the election. For those that don't know me, in 2010 I created a Rage-Against-the-Machine for #1 style online group designed to support the Liberal Democrats - the party who have always been closest to my own political ideologies and who were the 'underdog' at the time. If we can get Rage to #1, went my thinking, then why not try and use the same methodologies for the election? Could a huge populist movement help to shape an election?

So Who Will Actually Win The General Election?

Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

No-one can predict the outcome of the General Election 2015 with complete certainty, but with less than 24 hours until the result, there are a number ...

I'll Vote For Whoever Can Get Munchy Off The Streets!

Shehroze Khan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Shehroze Khan

I walk past the cashier, feeling his malicious glance pierce the back of my neck. As I hand my friend Munchy a pack of Pot Noodles, an accusative, "ar...

Gordon Brown Takes To The Stage To Save The Union (Again)

PA | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics

He did it once before - but can he do it again? Gordon Brown today made an emotional last-ditch appeal for people to vote Labour in the General Ele...

Is Lovely Bubbly "Champagne Socialism" What People Actually Want?

Tom Conrad | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

The success of unregulated capitalism isn't because it's the better system, but because capitalists continue to win the propaganda war.

'A Lot Of Anger' At Labour HQ Over Ed Miliband's Question Time Interrogator

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

There is reportedly “a lot of anger” at Labour HQ over a Question Time audience member who grilled Ed Miliband last night. Catherine Shuttlewor...