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Will MPs Feel Safe Today?

Anne Payne | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics
Anne Payne

Despite Theresa May's positive insistence that Parliament will come together as 'normal', MPs and staff who felt that their life might have been under...

MPs Will Now Debate Proportional Representation In Parliament - Here's A Handy Set Of Prompts To Help Them Out

Owen Winter | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

A petition calling for Proportional Representation to be adopted for Westminster elections has reached 100,000 signatures on the Government petitions ...

Gina Miller's To Theresa May: "Stand Up For All The British Public."

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

As MPs gave the Government the go-ahead by voting the Brexit bill and the Lords are debating it now, Gina Miller, the businesswoman and philanthropist who successfully challenged the Prime minister over Article 50 at the Supreme Court, kindly accepted to answer my questions in an exclusive interview.

What Do MPs Do All Day, Anyway?

Kirsty Blackman | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics
Kirsty Blackman

I'm not saying MPs are working every hour there is, but I think it's useful for people to get a flavour of what things are like in the House of Commons, and what we're really up to, especially when it's so unusual to see a packed chamber.

Is Attacking Pensioners The Best Way To Promote Intergenerational Families

Stephen Burke | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

After a lengthy inquiry, MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have published their recommendations to tackle intergenerational fairness. In ...

Sports Direct Accused Of Hiding Camera Under Tray Of Sandwiches During Private Meeting With MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

An MP has accused under-fire retailer Sports Direct of hiding a camera under a tray of sandwiches to record a private meeting. Here is the camera I f...

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 13.04.2017 | 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 15.02.2017 | 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 13.12.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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.