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Miliband 'Must Go Further And Faster' For Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been urged by a senior Labour party figure to go "further and faster" to woo business in order to ensure Labour win the next election....

Miliband Meets His Israeli Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband renewed some old family ties during a trip to Israel. Miliband, who was joined by his wife Justine, got some snaps for th...

Should Britain Crash the Pound?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Margaret Heffernan

Should we crash the pound to revive manufacturing? I'm not convinced. I am persuaded that we need to do a lot more to inspire British business leaders to think long term and to care about building high quality companies that can endure.

We Need to Talk About the Right to Buy

David Orr | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
David Orr

The housing market is fundamentally different to that of 1980. But was Right to Buy a good thing, and is it a useful measure now?

Sixteen Easy Ways to Annoy Pregnant Women

Caroline Thain | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Whenever we grow too exhausted to beat ourselves up with obligatory innate society-taught mummy guilt, we can be certain Another Mother will do it for us. My childless non-pregnant peers don't, nor do men. It's women with at least one kid.

Is Ed Too Weird? No Say His Frontbenchers

PA | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics

Labour frontbenchers have today come out in support of leader Ed Miliband, crediting him for turning the party's fortunes around since the 2010 Genera...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 4 April 2014... 1) HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is Maria Miller, the culture secre...

LOOK: Scottish Nationalists 'Vandalise' Labour MP's Office

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Scottish Labour MP has hit out at how "poisonous" the debate over Scotland's independence has become after pro-independence campaigners "vandalised"...

Is Graduate Tax Going to Be Ed Miliband's 'Radical Offer'

James Coe | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Coe

With Ed Miliband's promise of a 'radical offer' on tuition fees there is an ever increasing feeling that Labour will commit to a graduate tax. This follows Liam Byrne's suggestion that Labour's election manifesto could set out 'a long-term shift to a graduate tax.' The announcement that Labour will reduce tuition fees to £6,000 suggests tuition fees are going to be a real election issue.

17 Things Ed Miliband Could Do To Help His Image

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is hiring a broadcasting expert to make him look less odd on TV. This sounds like one hell of a task - 41% of people in a recent survey...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Labour's 'Primary Colours

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 April 2014... 1) LABOUR'S 'PRIMARY COLOURS' First, Labour backbencher Simon Danczuk said ...

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Labour's Deputy Chairman Says Party Needs To Use 'Plain Language' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

One of Ed Miliband's closest shadow cabinet allies has called for Labour to use "direct language" in order to connect with voters. In recent weeks,...

Government's Handling Of NHS 111 Amounts To 'Vandalism'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics

The Government has been accused of "vandalism" by destroying NHS Direct, which formally closed on Monday. The helpline was replaced by the NHS 111 ...

Ed Sets His Sights On Tuition Fees

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is reviewing university tuition fees as a report in The Sunday Times claimed Ed Miliband could commit to slashing them by at least £3,000 a ye...

There's Some Grim Poll News For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

A new opinion will make grim reading for Ed Miliband, showing Labour's lead over the Conservatives has been cut to just a single point. The Opinium...

Labour Has Betrayed Its Supporters by Voting for the Welfare Cap

Salman Shaheen | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

The real betrayal of Britain's poorest and most vulnerable people was Labour's support for this toxic policy. With 13 honourable exceptions who all deserve praise for actually doing what they were elected to do, Labour MPs acquiescently lined up behind the welfare cap. If an antelope feeds its calf to a lion, that's pretty shocking.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Nigel

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 26 March 2014... 1) NICK VS NIGEL Tonight, 7pm, live, it's Nick Clegg vs Nigel Farage on...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Ache

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 March 2014... 1) ED ACHE After two polls showing a narrowing of the Labour lead over the...

Tony Benn Dead: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Former Labour MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Benn - rightly described by Labour leader Ed Miliband as an "iconic figure of our age" - has passed away, aged 88. But how much do you really kno...

Tony Benn's Most Fearsome And Inspirational Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

Tony Benn, the man who hated being called a veteran, never had his sharp mind dulled with age. Or his sharp tongue. Everyone could be a target, ...

Tony Benn's Life In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

Tony Benn, who has died at the age of 88, enjoyed a vast political career which spanned almost six-and-a-half decades, from the relatively humble begi...

Tony Benn Dies Aged 88

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn has died at home at the age of 88, his family said today. The former cabinet minister died this morning at his ...

In Memory of Bob Crow - Why I Remain a Committed Trade Union Member

Kester Brewin | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kester Brewin

"Who will replace him?" These were the words that a colleague in education spoke when he heard about the sudden death of Bob Crow. Not an administrative enquiry, a question concerning who will put their name plate on his office, and who will take his place at meetings - no, this was in deeper meter, resonating with the feeling that "they don't make them like him any more".

Mehdi's Morning Memo: You Ain't Getting Rid Of Me

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 10 March 2014... 1) YOU AIN'T GETTING RID OF ME Most of the papers are less concerned with t...

Miliband Makes Move for Millenials as Lib Dems Flounder

George Baggaley | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
George Baggaley

Ed Miliband's bold declaration of war on housing shortages in the UK is his latest in a series of moves to win the young vote. And what's more, it might just work.