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Labour Lists Show a Party Unwilling to Change

Louise Wilson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Scottish Labour will seriously lose out in this election, of that there is little doubt. Amid speculation that the Conservatives may even beat them to the punch as the SNPs main part of opposition, Labour released its regional list rankings. How will the makeup of the parliamentary party have changed after May?

London Feels the Bern

Amy Kenyon | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

It is my hope that the movement forming around the Bernie Sanders campaign is beginning to create a more hospitable space for the historical knowledge of our struggles. That knowledge may inform the embattled present and our efforts to bring about a fairer and more inclusive America. It may help us to find our criticism, but also our love.

Bruising Mhairi Black Speech Slams Government For Doing 'Nothing' On Women's Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

Mhairi Black has delivered a blistering attack on the government during a debate on women's pensions, slamming MPs for trying to "justify doing absolu...

Jess Phillips: 'Cologne-Style Attacks Happen Every Week On The Streets Of Birmingham'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has slammed those blaming refugees for jeopardising the safety of women, claiming that there are 'Cologne-style' attacks every...

Labour Councillor Writes Bizarre Confession After Burying Wrong Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

A Labour councillor has written an embarrassing confession on Twitter, revealing a cat killed in a hit-and-run accident that he buried in his garden d...

What Would You Do If Your Wealth Were $28Billion?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What sort of system have we created that relentlessly siphons wealth from the poor to the richest 1%, and in the process deprives humanity of the resources that could bring happiness, contentment and joy to billions of people? When, oh when, will world leaders take concrete steps to remedy this injustice and unfairness?

Does the BBC View the Public With Contempt?

Amy Kenyon | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

The BBC regularly views its public with contempt. It saddens me to say this in the year our cherished institution faces charter renewal. But we do it no favours by keeping silent.

I Want to Leave the EU Because I LOVE Europe and I LOVE Immigration

Georgina Edwards | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

You might conclude from this article that I'm a closet Little 'Englander, but I firmly believe that I'm a little 'Europer. So vote leave, protect roast dinners, French toast, Belgian chocolate and Danish pastries.

Inflated Bosses' Salaries Are Subsidized by Taxpayers

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

An article in the Guardian on bosses' pay by the director of the High Pay Centre, Deborah Hargreaves, presents the disparity between bosses' pay and t...

MP's Passionate Question Time Rallying Cry In Support Of Junior Doctors

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Labour MP Cat Smith unleashed a rallying call in support of junior doctors during a fiery episode of BBC's Question Time, in defence of strike action ...

Corbyn's Private School Reforms 'Based On Ignorance And Built On Prejudice'

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Labour Party's plans to push through proposals requiring private schools to open their facilities to state school students have been slammed by in...

Jeremy Corbyn Has A New Year Message For You

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has a New Year message for you... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) retur...

Labour Can Deliver for Business

Bill Esterson | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Politics
Bill Esterson

Labour have always been the party of working people, the clue is in the name. But what about our relationship with business? Labour Business is a socialist society, affiliated to the party and at its annual dinner, Shadow Business Secretary, Angela Eagle and Labour's London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan both gave upbeat, pro-business speeches.

The Telegraph's Latest Slur On Jeremy Corbyn Is Very Festive - And Very Untrue

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

The Telegraph has accused Jeremy Corbyn of cancelling Christmas - only he hasn't. The paper reports that the Labour leader is refusing to issue a m...

The Government Finally Has a Strategy for Sport - But They Are Setting Themselves Up to Fail

Michael Dugher | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

You might have missed it, but this week the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, published a strategy for sport on behalf of the Government. That's right - up to now they hadn't got one. But unlike many of her predecessors before last May, Tracey is a sharp cookie and thought it might be a good idea to have one.

Manchester's Student Labour Society 'Splits' In Two - So Pro-Corbyn Members Have Their Own Group

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The student Labour society at Manchester University is reportedly to "split" in two, with pro-Corbyn supporters setting up a separate group. The al...

Jess Phillips Tells Owen Jones She Would 'Knife Jeremy Corbyn In The Front'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

Labour backbencher Jess Phillips has opened up about her frustrations with Jeremy Corbyn during a candid interview with Guardian columnist Owen Jones....

These Aren't Splinters - They're Roots

Steve Doran | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

When it's time to work on something that we all agree on, whether its saying Yes to the EU or No to David Cameron, (neither issues that Tory back benchers seem that unified on...) there is no reason to assume we'll be less effective for all of our partner groups. As a matter of fact, the evidence suggests quite the opposite.

Owen Jones Tells Tories To Look At Their Own Record When It Comes To 'Trolls'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

Political commentator Owen Jones has hit out at those who politicise online abuse amidst claims that "left-wing" trolls are representative of the enti...

The Labour Right Has Become Everything It Ever Hated

Sam Harrison | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Not for thirty years has the Labour Party been so deeply and so publicly divided. The war metaphors are out in force, MPs flagrantly denigrate their leader in the newspapers, on the television, and in the kingdom of fluttering fatuousness that is Twitter.

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

What the BBC Got Wrong on Syria Last Week

Richard Berry | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Richard Berry

The BBC has faced criticism for the way its news programmes covered the run-up to the House of Commons debate last Wednesday night, which led to a vot...

Climate Change: Fairness and Justice Must Guide our Actions

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. So let us give our ingenuity and imagination a free reign to think beyond our borders. Let us work together to face climate change in a spirit of fairness and justice, guided by our shared humanity regardless of where we happen to live.

Why We Should Feel Sorry for Oldham West No Matter What The Result: From A Non-Partisan Voter

Lydia Suffield | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Oh, Oldham West. Poor, poor Oldham West. By the time you read this article, we might already know the results of Thursday's by-election. I'm already t...

Mao money, Mao problems: a political eulogy for John McDonnell (with a drawing of George Osborne)

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

I suppose I should've drawn Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after his toe-curling response to Big George's spending review last week. But, given th...