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Corbyn's Opponents Have Lost Sight Of The Bigger Picture: Things Are Much Worse Than They Claim

Sam Harrison | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The right of the Labour Party, for all its doom-stricken expressions and angry attacks on Corbyn and his adherents, is in fact being insufficiently pessimistic. They seem to think that if they replace their leader with a balding, uncharismatic, middle-class technocrat, it will be sufficient to avert the collapse of the Labour electoral coalition, ride out the politically destabilising effects of Brexit, and confront the emerging problem of a new fascism that could define the future of western politics. Myself, I shall stick with Corbyn.

How The Boundary Review Risks Skewing Our Democracy

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Let's start with the whole basis of this shakeup. It's being conducted on the basis of registered electors - rather than the actual population. And that risks skewing our democracy for a number of reasons.

Jeremy Corbyn Says He Doesn't Consider Himself 'Wealthy' But Quite A Few People Disagree

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been called “out of touch” for saying he does not consider himself wealthy, despite earning more than five times the average UK ...

The NEC's Decisions Bode Well for Jeremy Corbyn in this Leadership Contest

Sam Harrison | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The Establishment in the Labour Party has become entirely and dangerously detached from its activists. Hopefully, when their more purist notion of the membership returns Corbyn as leader once again, they will accept this as the verdict of the "long-serving members", acknowledge that their impressions and preconceived ideas have been wrong, and begin to unite behind the leadership against the government.

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

Are Labour MPs Regretting the Corbyn Split?

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

As Angela Eagle prepares her leadership bid, there are reports that certain members of the Parliamentary Labour Party are regretting their decision to resign from shadow government positions.

Westminster Security Alert After Peer Is Sent Letter With White Powder Inside

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

A security alert was sparked at Westminster after a peer received hate mail containing white powder. The message, received by Lord Ahmed, contained ...

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley's Extraordinary Grilling By MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has been accused by trade unions of overseeing a “culture of fear” as the sportswear magnate admitted he was paying ...

Dear Caroline Ansell: Housing

Ben Moore | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

Dear Caroline Ansell I haven't had a working shower for a week. I know this may seem like pretty small beer. You have bigger things to worry about. A...

Fewer MPs, More Lords? The Government Has Got Its Priorities Wrong

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

The claim is that they want to 'cut the cost of politics and tackle the deficit left by the previous administration', in the government's own words. Why then, has the prime minister appointed peers to the House of Lords at a faster rate than any Prime Minister in British history?

MPs Prove What Good Tossers They Are By Winning Charity Pancake Race

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

A team of MPs proved they were the best tossers in Westminster this morning as they beat journalists and peers in a charity Pancake Race. Headed up...

MPs Are Being Made To Debate The Axing Of Student Maintenance Grants In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

MPs will be debating the decision to scrap the student maintenance grant in parliament on Tuesday, after the motion was quietly passed last week by a ...

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.

18 MPs Visited Their Royal Mail Sorting Offices Today And Loved It

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and MPs are visiting their local postal sorting offices. Political history dictates that elected Mem...

7 Issues MPs Are Considering Ahead Of Syria Bombing Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

MPs will spend the weekend weighing up David Cameron's case for targeted bombing raids in Syria. He argues the UK "will never be safe" unless ISIL is ...

Could a Gender Balanced Parliament Exist in the UK? Once Again, Young People Pave the Way

Owen Winter | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

The House of Commons cannot make decisions in the interests of the people whilst it is so unequal. When I sit on the green benches on Friday, there will be an even split of young men and women. Let's hope that the House of Commons catches up within my lifetime.

SNP Minister Awkwardly Asks To Restart 'Car-Crash' Interview After Not Realising It's Live

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

SNP Minister Angela Constance was left red-faced after not realising she was on live TV during an appearance on BBC Scotland’s Sunday Politics. ...

An Open Letter to Conservative MPs: No, We Didn't Vote to Keep First Past The Post in 2011

Owen Winter | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

AV is not PR and MPs know it. Don't let them weasel their way out of this debate.

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Where Should Parliament Move to?

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Before you crack out the jokes ('into the sea', 'as far away as possible' etc. etc.) it's a serious question. Westminster could soon be going through a renovation programme that could last up to 40 years and cost more than £7billion. That's a long time and a lot of money.

13 Things We Could Buy With The MPs' Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has announced MPs yearly salary will go up from £67,060 to £74,000. Giving a total of £6,940 to e...

In Defence of Politicians

Charlie Evans | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

How on earth did this indifference and apathy set in? Why do we have this attitude that MPs are some different species altogether? Why do we demand they know the price of a pint of milk as if this is a perfect indicator of the political clout they hold?

35 MPs Who Want To Be Select Committee Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers. The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are pitc...

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

The Anger With Westminster in This Election Is Intense - The Solution Is to Give People a Direct Say Over How MPs Vote

Richard Wilson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Wilson

We are constantly told that giving the ordinary public a direct say will lead to bad law driven by populist, ill-informed opinion. Far better, apparently, to leave it to MPs to make decisions based on their own, expert judgement...