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Gill Alexander | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Suddenly they all woke up and started shouting at each other about the NHS. "You're lying!" yelled Nigel to Ed. "Be quiet all of you!" yelped Dimbers. "Natalie?" "Yes, I think it was probably my turn," she replied, primly.

The Picture That Proves British Politics Has Radically Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage could only look on as a Press Association photographer captured the snap that summed up the seismic shift in British poli...

Natalie Bennett Very Nearly Lost It During The Election Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

The BBC debate always promised to get get heated - it would be a disappointment all round if the five leaders didn't show a bit of passion. Bit Gre...

Leaders Round On Cameron Over Debate Absence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon lambasted David Cameron on Thursday for failing to take part in the second televised leaders' debate of the General El...

Model Politicians? High Profile Campaign Figures Look Weirdly Good As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Elliot Wagland | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

We’re used to seeing them tightly stage managed: holding babies, taking the children to school and sampling local cuisine (admittedly sometimes rath...

Green Leader Natalie Bennett Is an Uninspiring, Joyless Communicator

Nick Smallman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

Bennett doesn't look like she is ready to back herself. Voters are already forming impressions of her because of interviews like her car-crash on LBC. As they watch her displaying a lack of both warmth and bravado, they're perfectly within their rights to wonder why she's not ready.

Green Manifesto Sets Out Our Vision of a Fairer Society

Natalie Bennett | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

On Tuesday we launched the Green Party of England and Wales 2015 general election manifesto: 'For the Common Good'. It is shaped by our vision of a future Britain, and our principles and values which say that no one in this, the world's sixth richest economy, should fear not being able to put food on table, or pay the bills that keep a roof over their head. It is shaped by a politics founded in humanity. We want to create a Britain that cares. But it is also based on a fundamental principle that the other parties deny and ignore: the need for us to build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet now and for future generations.

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

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | 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...

Why Aren't Any of the UK's Main Political Party Leaders Willing to Talk About Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

If Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron really don't want all their green-minded supporters to flock to the Greens, they must do more to convince voters that on these issues they actually offer a pro-environment alternative to the Greens.

This 'Going For Gold' Leaders' Debate Is Easily The Best One Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

We can't really put it any better than the maker of this video, Jon Harvey, who writes: "Finally, a TV debate show that makes sense." It will certa...

The Green Party Wants You To Take It Seriously So It Made A Boyband Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Because this isn't already the weirdest General Election in history, the Green Party have taken a novel new approach to the campaign: making a boyband...

Listen To John Humphrys Call Natalie Bennett 'Caroline Lucas' By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics

Green party leader Natalie Bennett has laughed off being called by the wrong name in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Ve...

Stars Versus Supporting Cast: Reviewing the ITV Leaders' Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Schroeder

Like situation comedies, multi-candidate debates follow well-established contours. Each genre hinges upon a diverse cast of characters in which two or...

Here's The Livestream Of Tonight's Election Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Politics

Tonight at 8pm seven party leaders will line-up to debate each other live on TV. Here is a run down of when it is, who is in it, where they are ...

This Election Could Change Everything

Natalie Bennett | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This time more people will be hearing from the Green Party than ever before - and far more will have a chance to vote Green. Much of the focus will be on the leaders' debates. But the Green Party campaign isn't only exciting because I get the chance to debate with the other party leaders on television. We're going to win record numbers of votes because we'll be knocking on more doors, in more constituencies, than ever before.

If The Seven-Way Leaders' Debate Was A Film, It Would Be...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The party leaders' TV debate is happening on Thursday night. And just looking at the poster is making us excited... ...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Green Party Leader Backed By Party's MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas has moved to support party leader Natalie Bennett, amid suggestions of a rift between the two women. Last week, Bennett was...

Are the Greens Ready for Power?

Professor Tim Cooper | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Professor Tim Cooper

Back in the 1980s, the party proudly proclaimed that it offered a new direction in politics that was neither left not right. It should do so again. It needs to convince voters from all political backgrounds that its policies will improve their quality of life. If the Green Party only sells its message to the left, the Conservatives will be the winners.

Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

Britain's Housing Crisis - The Brownfield Solution?

Simon Thomas | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

As the May general election looms, housing remains a key issue over which the different political parties will scrap it out until the polls close. Of course they'll all promise the earth, offering to solve the UK's housing shortage with inflated numbers of how many houses they expect to build, but in reality how many of these much needed new homes will ever get off the ground?

Politicians Catch Colds Too

Sarah Cope | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

We all know that when we feel physically ill it affects our performance in every way. No one feels their most articulate, feisty self when battling a virus. Why then do we expect our public figures, such as leading politicians, to always be at the top of their game?

Politics 101: Be Clear, Be Brief, Shut Up

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I enjoy poking fun at politicians. It's good for them and keeps them on their toes. But I also acknowledge that we need them - honest, capable men and women who are prepared to put in long hours getting on with the kind of mind-numbingly tedious, detailed business of politics that would drive the rest of us to distraction.

The Best Policy?

Tony Schumacher | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

I know it sounds daft (although not as daft as The Greens' housing policies) but before we jump up and down and crucify her (I may already be a bit late) let me make my argument.

Natalie Bennett's Apology For 'Excruciating' Media Interviews Comes Too Late

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Natalie Bennett has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to her party after a series of "excruciating" media interviews overshadowed her party's ...