Let's Stop Treating The Young As Political Nobodies - We Decided This Election After All

Tessa Milligan | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tessa Milligan

Laughing in our faces and sending us on our way with threats to raise the minimum voting age to 21 is not going to help you. But feel free to carry on belittling us. Because as long as you do, the Tories will never win a majority again. Understood?

Three Reasons To Stop Costing Manifestos

Rob Adam | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

Manifestos from all parties have followed the same logic, imprisoned by the terms of a debate they did not set. The blind following the blind. Parties should recognise this and, at the next election, follow Theresa May in not costing their manifestos at all.

A View Of The Manifestos: Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

The prominence mental health has played in the manifestos is a victory not just for those suffering from mental health problems and the clinicians working in mental health, but for our society in general.

Six Policies In Ukip's Manifesto That Are Actually Pretty Good (And One That Was Mysteriously Dropped)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

If you can get past the headlines and random mentions of Vitamin D deficiency in a policy about cultural integration, Ukip's manifesto contains a few gems which even the most ardent left-winger would struggle to argue with.

The Conservatives Just Pledged To Take Our Democracy Back Decades

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Yesterday Theresa May launched the Conservatives' manifesto. There was a lot of talk about 'moving forwards'. But one pledge stuck out as doing the exact opposite.

Corporate Fraud Could Flourish Under The Conservatives' Manifesto Proposals

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

This proposal is one obvious example of a sweetheart deal for corporations and wealthy donors. It is business-as-usual for establishment forces, who are empowered by this kind of policy that may be of interest to some Conservative Party donors, but which is certainly not in the interest of our democracy.

Why I'll Be Voting Labour Despite Being Disappointed In Corbyn

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Sinclair Lack

If you're not planning to vote because you don't think politicians care about you. They probably don't care about you because you and your demographic don't vote enough. Register to vote, you have one day left. It takes five minutes. For the first time in a long time, we have a real choice between different worldviews.

What Do The Parties' Manifestos Promise The LGBT Community?

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

I'm not here to tell you how to vote, but to give you the tools to make an informed decision. The parties have made their cases (or not) to the LGBT community, but only you can decide how to cast your ballot. Whichever colour of the rainbow your rosette ends up being, I look forward to continuing to bring you all the news from this big, gay election.

There's A New Consensus On Housebuilding, But Is There A Gap In The Manifesto?

Edward Douglas | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Politics
Edward Douglas

Perhaps more than anything else, if the new consensus on housebuilding is going to deliver for generation rent, it will require the sustained commitment of politicians and the raising of ambitions on all sides over the long-term. On this, only time will tell.

Just Who Leaked Labour's Draft Manifesto? A Theory

Leon Spence | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

Who benefits from the leak in the longer term? If, as many believe, Mr Corbyn and his inner circle have already given up on winning the coming general election there's a strong argument to be made for their hard left agenda becoming public prior to adoption by the party itself.

Why Universal Basic Income Is a Manifesto For All Of Us

Phil Teer | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Phil Teer

The idea that every citizen should have an unconditional monthly income is so old that 18th Century philosopher and political activist Thomas Paine once proposed it.

What Do The Archbishop Of Canterbury, A Muslim Convert And George Best's Son Have In Common?

Lauren Booth | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Lauren Booth

Archbishop Justin Welby, myself and Calum Best are adult children of alcoholics or COA's. This means that our early years, although vastly different i...

Making YMCA's Manifesto - A Voice For Communities in Wales

Denise Hatton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Denise Hatton

It's that time again. The starting pistol is set to sound on another Assembly Election and politicians are about to start their customary mass exodus from Cardiff Bay to join the campaign trail.

Welsh Politics Needs a Demcoratic Renewal

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

With the Wales Bill making its way through Westminster, the ERS are laying down a challenge for parties to get behind proposals for revitalising democracy in Wales, with the launch of 'Breathing New Life into Politics'. It's the first of three manifestos being published ahead of May's Assembly elections.

Milifandom's Back: Andy Burnham Heaps Praise On Ex Leader's Manifesto

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham heaped praise on Ed Miliband today as he declared that the last Labour manifesto was the best he's ever fought an election on. At a La...

Election 2015: What The Manifestos Have To Say About Children

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on 7 May are you still undecided as to who will get your vote? We've been bombarded with information over the las...

The Leader or the Manifesto - Is There a Choice?

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
June O'Sullivan MBE

'Who are you going to vote for, June?' - This is the question I am regularly being asked by friends and colleagues. But what is the option? Do I vote for the political leader or the manifesto?

Suffering From Political Schizophrenia? Tech to the Rescue!

Danny Bartlett | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

Every time I go online at the moment, I'm slapped in the face with some infographic or digital countdown clock indicating how long I have until I cast the one vote that will help shape Britain's political landscape for the next five years.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

Adam Day | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Adam Day

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky.

One Hundred Days For Early Action: Time for Government to Put Prevention First

David Robinson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

In a world of coalitions, manifesto promises are even more open to change than they would be following a more predictable general election. As political ideologies will inevitably clash in any coalition agreement, compromises are going to be necessary.

Science Matters: Why Science Should Feature in the General Election Conversation

Imran Khan | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Imran Khan

The political parties seek to differentiate themselves on issues such as the NHS, immigration, the economy, mental health, education, nationalism, the environment, austerity, and much else. But science rarely seems to rank as even a second-tier area for political differentiation...

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Use Legal Solutions To Solve Emotional Problems

Suzi Godson | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Law practitioners who were interviewed for the study also reported that dominant characters, usually professional men, often deliberately chose mediation because they believed that they would be able to control their partners best in this process.

The Millennial Generation Manifesto

Suli Breaks | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Suli Breaks

I want my voice to be heard, but not only my voice, but that of my peers. So often it is translated that the millennial generation does not engage with politics, but I personally think it is better described as politics doesn't engage with us.