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Why Aren't More People Going Green?

Joel Durston | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

The Scottish independence debate prompted numerous claims from the left of the Scots actually having a chance to decide their own future. This isn't a new complaint - many groups, Occupy and the People's Assembly among others, have been posing it, especially since the economic collapse.

The British Left Just Came Roaring Back to Life

Bradley Allsop | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

Youth membership has doubled since the European elections. National membership is up 28% since the start of the year, at a time when Labour and the Tories memberships are declining. Polling close to a junior member of government...For too long there has been a void in British politics, but it is now filled. The British Left has just come roaring back, and politics is about to get interesting.

A Message to the Left

Ashley Husband Powton | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ashley Husband Powton

Instead of arguing that we should all remain unhappy in the UK for the sake of futile and abstract 'class solidarity', let's wake up to the fact that Scottish Independence offers the best opportunity for radical change that we on the left will see in our lifetime.

Renationalising the Railways, So Obvious Even Tories Support It!

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Renationalisation. It is the rarest of policies, enjoying broad cross-voter support, whilst making economic sense. It works in Europe; it will save Britain money and ensure higher quality rail services. It's not a bold policy Ed, it should be obvious - promise to renationalise in 2015.

Why Are Left-Wing People So Annoying?

Jessie Thompson | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jessie Thompson

It was quite a proud accolade for me when I was described as being 'insanely left-wing'. Because it's a good thing to be left-wing, isn't it? It means that you care about other people being equal and you don't want to shoot immigrants or privatize everything including human souls...

Five Messages for Ed Miliband on Foreign Policy

Rachel Briggs | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Briggs

When prime minister Miliband walks into Downing Street on 8 May 2015, he will inherit a foreign and security policy machine that needs fixing. The country can't afford to support its ambitions for world leadership; new alliances are needed with the private sector; investment is needed in systems capacity - especially technological and linguistic...

Who Reads The Papers?

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Social and political leanings dictate who reads what, and here's a rundown of which newspapers appeal to which people.

Brand: The Left Are Too 'Morally Superior' To Interest People

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Frustration and anger at politicians and the Westminster village serves to turn ordinary people off politics altogether, rather than usher in the "rev...

One In 10 Voters Think Nigel Farage Leans Towards The Left

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

One in ten voters believe Nigel Farage leans to the left, according to some rather confusing poll results. Voters surveyed in an Ipsos MORI poll fo...

First World Problems, Benifits and Free Health

Robert Bradley | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Bradley

Without both the benefits and the NHS we'd be living in a very frightening society, we'd have slums and diseases would spread amongst them and those unable to afford to even travel to see their nearest GP. We have it extremely good here in Britain, and sometimes you just have to ignore the politics tit for tat tactics, as that really is all that it is.

Mehdi Hasan

'Dreadful, Crazy, Disastrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

The decision by Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to reposition Labour's stance on benefits spending has been attacked by leading figures on the left of the pa...

Defending the Right of - Muslim - Students

Chris Moos | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

Whether or not students want to segregate, in a liberal and democratic society the right to practising one's faith stops where one starts imposing it on others. Contrary to what some assert, there is no right of the religiously observant to impose their sensibilities on others.

Ed Miliband Slams 'Reprehensible' McCluskey

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has had a dramatic clash with Labour's biggest financial backer, calling comments by the leader of the Unite union "reprehensible" and "di...

Boston Marathon 'Right Wing' Talk Does Left, Right and Centre a Disservice

Philip White | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Does partisanship know no bounds? Is it impossible for liberals and conservatives to see ambiguity? Can we focus on healing the wounded, instead of hurling hurtful words at ideological 'opponents'?

Glasgow Against the Bedroom Tax - From the Front Line

Gregor Cubie | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Cubie

The hurt, frustration and anger provoked by the benefit cut known as the 'bedroom tax' is causing rumblings in Glasgow's underbelly which could unleash the kind of wave of civil unrest that has defined the city's politics over the last century in the faces of this generation's most hated oppressors: the coalition.

No Lurch To The Right, Says Cameron..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised not to "lurch to the right" in the wake of the Conservatives' humiliation in the Eastleigh by-election. But at the same ...

Love Thy Enemy

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

Political debate is not like personal exchange, it must, for the stability of the system, rely upon rational, formulated, evidenced arguments to resemble anything like a coherent system.

The Narcissism of Privilege: The Left Needs to Be More Not Less Aware of It

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Criado-Perez

I know this is an unpopular viewpoint, but I don't think Cameron is evil. I think he's misguided. I think he's blinded by his privilege. I think no-one's ever told him to check it - or at least not until it was too late.

The 21st Century With its Not-So-Ironic Veneration of Tyrants

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

It's not acceptable to wear a t-shirt in general day-to-day wear that bears the name of a tyrannical regime that denied its people freedom for 80 years, and killed millions of its own and other countries citizens.

Don’t Lie To Yourself About Why You’re Pro-Choice

The Guardian | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If lefties are looking for a 'take down' of a recent HuffPost UK's blog, which argued that anti-abortionists could also be progressives, this might do...

Ten Things I Learned From Debating Abortion on Twitter

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

I wrote this column, not because I wanted to have a row about abortion or "climbing on a bandwagon", but because I desperately wanted "my fellow lefties and liberals to try to understand and respect the views of those of us who are pro-life, rather than demonise us as right-wing reactionaries or medieval misogynists". Yesterday's Twitter responses show that I failed to persuade them to do so.

Why Chavez Won - And How The West Got it Wrong

Grahame Morris MP | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Politics
Grahame Morris MP

When I arrived in Caracas, it soon became apparent that the election the British media was reporting wasn't the same election campaign being experienced by hundreds of thousands of ordinary Venezuelans.

Being Pro-Life Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Lefty

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The abortion debate forces people to choose sides: right against left, religious against secular. Some of us, however, refuse to be sliced and diced in such a simplistic and divisive manner.

Harry Potter and the Political Left

Sean Hewitt | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Sean Hewitt

But is J.K. Rowling's new book really a new direction, both politically and in terms of her literary output? On the contrary. There's no wonder that the student protests of 2011 featured many Harry Potter inspired slogans.

The Right's Whitewashing Of History

Liam McLaughlin | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Liam McLaughlin

I have noted of late the prevailing right wing view of the history of capitalism. In response to the left's general dismay at how unequal and corrupt the world is, the right crow patronisingly about how we've never had it so good.