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Youth Shouldn't Be a Barrier to Politics - It Could Be the Ticket to Change

Louise Wilson | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

When talking about political engagement, the stereotype of the apathetic 18-24 year old is often mentioned. As an age group, we are less likely to be a member of a political party, less likely to vote in elections, and are less likely to even be registered to vote. Academics and politicians have cited various reasons for this, ranging from simple disinterest in politics to a total lack of trust in politicians and the system.

You Won't Quite Believe What This Ukip MEP Called A Thai Woman

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson has used an "outrageous" term for a Thai woman who is one of her constituents, calling her a "ting tong from somewhere". A...

Mehdi Hasan

Boris Not A 'Shoe-In' For Uxbridge Seat, Warns Top Local Tory

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is "not a shoo-in" for the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip and will have to decide "fairly quickly" if he wants to ...

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Admits His Party Has 'Some Idiots'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

He's been hit by an egg while out canvassing, called a w*****r live on BBC News, and labelled a coward by political commentators, when he decided not ...

Tory MP Mark Menzies Quits Over Sex And Drugs Claims Made By Brazilian Male Escort

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A Tory MP has resigned as a ministerial aide following allegations reportedly made by a Brazilian male escort. Mark Menzies quit as a parliamentary...

Is it British to Ban the Face Veil?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.

MP Rescues Woman 'Floating' In The Thames

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

A quick-thinking MP was involved in a dramatic rescue of a woman from the Thames near the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday evening. Stephen Gilbert wa...

A British MP and an Irish Journey

Kevin Brennan | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

A recent visit to the Irish Parliament with a group of fellow British MPs led me to reflect how the events that led to the creation of an Irish State played a part in my own personal history.

My Vaisakhi Sewa

Jon Ashworth | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

One of the most exciting things about representing Leicester is being part of city of so many faiths. We have our splendid churches, our mosques, hindu temples, synagogues, a Jain temple and of course our Gurdwaras. I'm proud that we are city that celebrates every major religious festival.

Disgraced Politician Chris Huhne, As Remembered in Poems and Diaries By His Teenage Girlfriend

John Fleming | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

In my daily blog last May, I posted a peice which was headed: Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne and the Convent-Raised Comedian in which comedienne Charm...

Scotland Yard To Probe MP's Child Sex Abuse Allegations

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard has launched an official investigation into historic claims of child abuse after an MP alleged that a "senior aide of a former prime min...

British Politicians Droning On

Annie Machon | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

Only in the mad world of modern British politics could it be possible to connect MPs, drones and royal breasts. Is this sounding a little too bizarre? Let me explain.

Coming To A Ballot Box Near You?

PA | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's former press chief Alastair Campbell may stand for election as a Labour MP in the next general election. The former journalist, who wo...

MP Son In Court Over 'Legal Highs'

PA | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

The son of a Labour MP who is alleged to have sold legal highs at a chain of shops will appear in court on Friday. Sean Ellman, 40, son of MP Louis...

Did Being an MP Really Tip the Scales for Louise Mensch?

Hanna Flint | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics
Hanna Flint

Louise Mensch playing the 'kids card' and relinquishing her Conservative tenure as the representative for Corby and East Northamptonshire makes for interesting news in a fortnight filled with Olympic success and British pride. And yet, I can't help but raise a cynical eyebrow at the ambitious blonde's reasoning for this ill-timed decision.

Tory MP Kicked In Chest After Attempting Citizen's Arrest

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has been injured after attempting to make a citizen's arrest on a vandal at a bus shelter. Backbencher Stewart Jackson said he challenged...

Kurdish MP Leyla Zana Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison by Turkish High Court Again

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

Leyla Zana is a Kurdish politician and member of Peace and Democracy party in Turkey. She has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by Diyarbakir's High Court for nine speeches she has made between 2007 and 2008.

Phone Hacking Verdict To Be Delivered

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Commons committee is to deliver its verdict on the role the Murdochs and their senior executives played in the phone-hacking scandal. MPs are als...

Jeremy Hunt: From Son Of An Admiral To The Cabinet Table

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt enjoyed a rapid rise through Conservative party ranks and was often tipped as a potential future leader. The popular,...

MP Who Lost Fisherman Husband Pleas For Trawler Safety

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

An MP whose fisherman husband died in an accident on board his trawler has made an impassioned plea to other commercial skippers to install better saf...

Alan Johnson's Ex-Police Bodyguard Sacked Amid Rumours Of Affair With MP's Wife

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson's ex-police bodyguard has been sacked by Scotland Yard after an investigation into an alleged affair with the former home secretary's wif...

The Focus on Military Lobbying Now Needs to Turn to Insurance Industry Lobbyists

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The insurance industry gets away with unacceptable abuse. From banking (ie. payment protection insurance), to extended appliance warranties, some of w...

Christine Hemming Handed Suspended Sentence For Snatching Kitten

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics

MP's wife Christine Hemming, who took a kitten from the home of her husband's long-term lover, has been given a nine-month suspended sentence at Birmi...

Former MP Margaret Moran Due In Court Charged With Fiddling £80,000 On Expenses

PA | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Politics

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran is due to appear in court charged with fiddling her expenses by around £80,000. The 56-year-old, who represented L...

Transport Secretary Calls Britain's Railways a 'Rich Man's Toy'

PA | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics

Railways have become a "rich man's toy" but factory workers will still feel the benefits of a new high-speed link even if they do not g...