After Trump, What Next for the Left?

Richard Carr | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

Let's concede something straight off: virtually no one expected this. Not the Trump campaign which, according to CNN, believed it had lost when the early returns started coming in. Certainly not the Clinton campaign, which was about ready to start its victory celebrations when the polls began closing on the East Coast.

Ned Simons

'Why Do You Draw Me So Fat?' The PM Asked. 'Because You Are' | Ned Simons | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

9 May 2015, Bob Moran, The Daily Telegraph If a politician admits to being hurt by how they are portrayed in a cartoon, the cartoonist is “...

What Next for Labour?

Louise Wilson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

To stop a repeat of 2015, Labour must make itself a viable option by electing a leader which people could conceivably see at No. 10. Miliband did not fill this criteria. Hopefully the next leader will, and this will go part way to ensuring England and Wales sway back to the left so Scottish Labour are not forced to split on the grounds that their political attitudes contrast too much with their rUK colleagues.

The Man Who Almost Brought Down the Prime Minister

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stefan Simanowitz

General elections in Britain seldom throw up moments of high drama. Aside from the occasional bitter fight in a key marginal or a tasty televised clash where the gloves finally come off, most electioneering is predictably dull.

Coming Out

David Seymour | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Seymour

It has taken a lot to get here, the heartbreak and confusion, a crisis in my being. However, I finally feel as if society is at a point to accept me for who I am, that I can look myself in the eye and say: I am who I am... I am an Ed Miliband fan.

Women Are Missing In This General Election

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nona Buckley-Irvine

So let us harness the fact that we have this incredible scenario where there is female representation. And let us use it to push all the political parties to talk in gendered terms, and acknowledge the fact that socio economic inequality in the UK is gendered. And it has to change.

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

What Miliband Didn't Announce Last Friday...

Dan Falvey | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Falvey

Miliband's announcement on Friday that he would cap profits which private firms make from hospital treatment at 5% and that Labour would end the requirement for all health contracts to be opened up to the NHS certainly sounds like a winning policy.

What a Second Kitchen Really Means

Steve Doran | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

It's annoying when that sort of thinking applies to people. The fact that something as complex as a human being can be boiled down to their accent or their football team is a shame. But the deeper problem is that it happens to issues, too.

Jessica Elgot

What Miliband's 14-Year-Old Romanian Beggar Really Tells Us About Britain | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

Poverty and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the revelation that the young girl begging for change pictured with Labour leader Ed Mili...

Why 'Investment in Jobs' Is a Route to Low Wages

Martin Whitlock | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Miliband's speech was strong on recognising the problems that society faces: his enthusiasm for meeting "real people" on his walkabouts can leave him in little doubt that the crisis many face is a real one. But a nine pence an hour real increase in low wages over the five year term of a Labour government is no substitute for the far more radical solutions that will be necessary to achieve the social justice for which he clearly yearns.

Warning: Do Not Be Young

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It's time to turn Wordsworth on his head - in 2014 Britain it is not "very heaven" to be young; rather, it is the precise opposite. If you were careless enough to have been born in the 80s, 90s or 00s, well, tough. The likelihood is that you're going to end up worse off than your parents.

Miliband, Cameron and the Chances of EU Treaty Change

Adam Hug | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hug

Ed Miliband's announcement that the Labour Party would only commit to an in/out EU referendum in the event of major EU treaty change sets up a significant fault line between his party's policy and that of the Conservatives.

Miliband Makes Move for Millenials as Lib Dems Flounder

George Baggaley | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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.

Public Disenfranchisement With Politics: A Myth or Reality?

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It has been said that the British political system is bankrupt. One scandal after another has seen people lose faith in Britain's institutions and in the political process as a whole. A new paradigm way of thinking is needed. Is this mere unhelpful rhetoric, or genuinely the deal?

The Newspaper That Really Hates Britain

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I agree with Nick Clegg. The Daily Mail hates Britain... I'd go further: the Daily Mail hates Britain because it hates what Britain has become, and yearns, achingly, for what it wrongly imagines the country once was. It hates a Britain where gay people can marry each other, where difference is celebrated, and where no one knows their place any more.

Has the Commons Changed the International Game

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Where to British Foreign Policy now? More importantly will it transform the way the west deals with international tensions? The Parliamentary decision brings a chance of shifting the paradigm in British Foreign policy.

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

Blair Attacks Miliband's Resistance To Austerity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has warned Labour that its fierce resistance to austerity and welfare cuts risked reducing it to a party of protest. In an apparent dig ...

16 Silly Pictures Of David Miliband

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

Politics is a poorer place without David Miliband, said his brother Ed, after the South Shields MP resigned on Tuesday night. While the verdict's s...

The Baby-Gloomers - the battle to win over angry 55-64 year olds

Matt Carter | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carter

With the budget looming, all the political teams are furiously searching for eye-catching policies that appeal to the key audiences they need to pleas...

Miliband Warns Of 'Windy Rhetoric' On Migrants' Benefits

PA | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ministers risk raising false expectations of restricting migrants' rights to benefits in a bid to restrict the numbers arriving from Bulgaria and Roma...

Miliband To Use Eastleigh Visit To Campaign For Mansion Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has insisted Labour was the "only alternative" to the coalition Government as he joined his by-election campaigners in Eastleigh. The o...

Miliband Accuses Cameron Of Attempting To 'Divide And Rule' Over Welfare Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of attempting to "divide and rule" after the House of Commons voted in favour of legislation to impose real-term...

Miliband To Unveil Plans To Tackle Anxiety Over Immigration

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics

Britain needs a "comprehensive strategy for integration" to help cope with the pressures of a multi-ethnic society, Labour leader Ed Miliband will sai...