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Hundreds Of People To Descend On Boris Johnson's Constituency To Try To Unseat Him

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

A rally to try to unseat Boris Johnson will take place in his constituency at the weekend. The rally, organised by journalist Owen Jones, will include...

Panic As Grenfell Tower Survivors Locked Behind Fire Escape At Town Hall Meeting

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Panicked Grenfell Tower survivors hammered their fists on a fire escape door to get into a council chamber to share their story with power-holders. Th...

George Osborne's Job Is Evidence Of 'Revolving Door' Between Government And Big Business, Labour Claims

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Rules to stop civil servants taking jobs in the private sector from abusing their position are not being consistently applied, a new report has reveal...

Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

Tuition Fees Have Not Put Working Class Kids Off University, Says Angela Rayner

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Politics

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner has admitted huge tuition fee bills do not deter working class youngsters from going to university. On The A...

Ken Loach Calls For Labour MPs Behind 'Disgusting' Corbyn Attacks To Be Driven Out

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

Film director Ken Loach has called for Labour MPs who do not support Jeremy Corbyn to be ousted by members. The man behind ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ...

Strike A Light - Tory Trade Union Act Is Already Backfiring

Gregor Gall | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

The situation will get worse until the Trade Union Act is repealed. We may not have to wait too long for that if the current government implodes under the contradictions of its coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and Labour is elected to office with Jeremy Corbyn at its helm.

Labour's Jo Stevens Delivers PMQs Burn To Theresa May Over 'Reckless Gambling'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Jo Stevens delivered a ruthless burn to Theresa May during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the new Parliament. The Cardiff Centra...

Labour Urges End To Police Cuts And Claims UK Is Being Denied £68bn In Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The first vote of the new Parliament will see MPs decide whether to lift the public sector pay cap on emergency service workers. Labour has tabled an...

It's The Economy, Stupid! Jobs More Important To Voters Than Immigration, New Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

Controlling immigration should take a back seat to protecting jobs and the economy when the government thrashes out a Brexit deal, a mega-poll of vote...

Scotland and Wales Are Furious About Theresa May Giving Northern Ireland £1bn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories’ deal with the DUP was branded a “straight bung” as anger flared across Great Britain over the extra £1bn for Northern Ireland. The ...

Jeremy Corbyn: Bursting the Social Media Bubble

Ellie Roddy | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ellie Roddy

Regardless of the outcome, I think this election has shown politicians the power of social media and the importance of using it to market themselves during a campaign. It is safe to say that no one will underestimate the importance of these platforms in political campaigns again.

The Tory Trade Union Act 2016: What Has Its Impact Been So Far?

Gregor Gall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Ultimately, the repeal of the Trade Union Act is required along with the establishment of positive rights in law with regard to workers' rights (especially concerning strikes and industrial action).

Labour Has Done Something Amazing, This Could Be The Start Of A Paradigmatic Shift

Adam Peggs | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Peggs

After thirty years of a political consensus which broadly accepted Thatcherism as the reality the first big sign of a change has come. We ran on the most left-wing platform that Labour has offered for thirty years and ran perhaps the best General Election campaign ran by Labour in the last 40+ years...

Is Austerity Really Over? Not Likely

Professor Jonathan Davies | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Jonathan Davies

Only time will tell whether the seismic events of the past week, and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn can bring this about. The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will certainly be keeping its finger on the pulse!

The General Election Destroys The Myth That The North East Voted For A Hard Brexit

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

This election must be a wakeup call for the Tory government. They can't continue down the same path. With their majority gone, they must learn to compromise and get a deal that works for all of the UK, otherwise they will not get it through parliament. The British people are holding May's feet to the fire to get a managed deal for Brexit. She must now deliver.

Labour's Campaign Let The Proverbial Genie Of Class Politics Out Of The Bottle - But How Can They Come Out On Top At The Next Election?

Professor Benjamin Selwyn | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Benjamin Selwyn

Labour's much better-than expected support raises the distinct possibility of its victory in the next election. The significance of the Labour surge is not, as most media commentary suggests, a question of a shift in the balance of political power in parliament. It is much more profound than that. Labour's campaign let the proverbial genie of class politics out of the bottle.

Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy Reveals Ugly Flaws Of Regeneration Agenda

Joseph Downing | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Joseph Downing

The tragedy which occurred at Grenfell Tower exposes the problems with the successive reforms to social housing in the UK. All too often, I see profit and regeneration being placed above the safety and satisfaction of residents.

This Election, Let's Transform The Places We Live

Nathan Akehurst | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Akehurst

Since the Conservatives took power in 2010 I've lived at eight addresses in five councils - some have been on airy streets with flowers at windows, others with drab facades looking onto arterial roads. But all have been in areas experiencing steady decline.

I Love The Labour Party - And That's Why I Want Them To Lose

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The Tories were supposed to win by a landslide. But since she called the election, Theresa May's lead over Labour has tumbled. Some pollsters put her lead at just four points. Though a healthy Tory majority is still on the cards, Labour look set to win more of the vote than they did under Ed Miliband in 2015. And that's bad, but not for the reason you might think.

I'm Voting Labour For The First Time So Veterans Like Me Are No Longer Left By The Wayside

Stephen Holland | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Holland

I served our country for 9 years. When I returned, I felt abandoned. With no qualifications and no life experience outside the Royal Air Force, I couldn't find work. I spent six months looking for employment. I applied for every job I could find - McDonalds, KFC, Amazon - no one would have me. Eventually I found a manual job, working 16 hour days, 6 days a week, on poverty wages.

Why The Young, And Young At Heart, Are Voting Labour

Ed Pinkney | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Pinkney

Despite earlier media rhetoric about Corbyn taking politics back to the 70s, Labour seems to have emerged as the vote for hope and change.

Jeremy Corbyn's Best Moments

Frankie Leach | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Whatever your thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn, his campaign has gone from strength to strength during this election. Whether it's about grime music or his appearances on question time, Corbyn has got the whole country talking. A man who once was only regarded as a rebel back-bencher, has quickly become one of the most popular (and unpopular) politicians in British history.

A Reassuringly Conventional Election

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

Like Wimbledon, major political campaigns seem to be becoming an annual fixture of British summers. Following the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014, a general election in 2015 and the Brexit referendum in 2016, we now face another general election in 2017.

Can Music Initiatives Like #Grime4Corbyn Swing The UK Election?

Carl Loben | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Carl Loben

#grime4corbyn was instrumental in urging thousands of young people to register to vote after this general election was called, and last Saturday (June 3rd) it held three events to further the campaign. Two took place in London - in Tottenham and Dalston - while the Brighton event was also 'popping off'.