Political Science

French Citizens In London Complain Of 'Three Hour Wait' To Vote

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK

French citizens living in London have complained of three hour long waits to vote in the presidential elections. Voters said they felt organisers were...

These 13 MPs Voted Against Holding A Snap General Election On June 8

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics

MPs this afternoon voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing Theresa May to hold a snap general election on June 8. While 522 MPs decided to allow th...

MPs Vote for Snap General Election On June 8

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics

A general election will take place on June 8, after MPs overwhelmingly voted in favour of giving Theresa May the authority to call a snap poll. The pr...

Here's How The SNP Think A 'Progressive Alliance' Could Block Tory Election Landslide

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron are being urged to join forces and unite to block a landslide election win for the Conservatives. Scottish First Ministe...

Sean Spicer Apologises Again For 'Inexcusable' Hitler Comments

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has described his comments about Adolf Hitler as “inexcusable and reprehensible”, as he again apologised f...

May: Livingstone Row Shows Labour 'Long Way' From Power

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has seized on Labour’s failure to expel Ken Livingstone as proof of that the Opposition is “a long way away from the common, centre gr...

NHS And Social Care Faces Turmoil Unless Funding Pumped In, Warns Lords Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

A “shocking” lack of planning by the Government is placing the future of the health service at risk, a Lords committee warned today. A damning rep...

Analysis: How Ken Livingstone Cheated Political Death Again

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

He found 1980s fame as “Red Ken” and scored a Millennial resurrection as “Citizen Ken”. If he’d been expelled from the Labour party (for a s...

Why America’s Sick Health Care System Turns British Conservatives Queasy

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

If the cornerstones of your culture include the world’s most famous spy, its best-loved wizard and the band that redefined pop music, it might seem ...

Michael Flynn Must Really Regret This Previous Comment On Immunity

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Donald Trump’s national security advisor, is seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for helping those in...

Labour Hopes To Block Cameron Speechwriter From Joining Party To Oust Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will try to block David Cameron’s former speechwriter from joining the party, after she said she wanted to help oust Jeremy Corbyn in the int...

Momentum Organiser Tells Labour MPs To Not Block Party Members From Picking Corbyn's Successor

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs must not prevent party members from choosing Jeremy Corbyn’s successor, a senior Momentum leader says. In an interview with The Huffingto...

Corbyn So Bad 'He Makes IDS Look Like JFK' - Farron Says

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has launched his strongest attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, describing him as a politician “who makes ...

30% Of Tory Activists Would Welcome Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics

Fewer than a third of Tory activists believe that an independent Scotland would cause “serious damage” to the rest of the UK, a new poll has found...

Labour 'Confident' Of Defeating May On Brexit Bill In Lords

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is heading for a fresh showdown with the House of Lords over Brexit after Labour said it was “confident” of defeating the Government o...

Labour Is Not In Denial About Copeland Defeat, Says John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has insisted the Labour Party leadership is not in denial as he blamed disunity in the party for its humiliating defeat in the Copeland...

Brexit Bill: Full List Of 47 Labour MPs Who Voted Against Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

MPs tonight voted in favour of triggering Article 50, a significant step towards Brexit. While more votes in the House of Commons will follow, the div...

Keir Starmer Tells Labour Rebels To Vote For Brexit Despite EU Referendum 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs planning to rebel against Jeremy Corbyn and vote against the triggering of Article 50 have been told by the party’s Brexit spokesman they...

Corbyn Risks Resignations After Ordering Labour MPs To Vote For Article 50

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has risked more resignations from his frontbench after deciding to impose a three-line whip on Labour MPs to support the triggering of A...

Force Political Parties To Field Women Candidates With New Law, Say MPs

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Political parties should face fines if they fail to ensure at least 45% of their parliamentary candidates are women, MPs have said today. Of the 650 M...

This Is How Psychedelics Could Change People's Minds - On Drugs Policy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

For tireless drugs campaigner Amanda Feilding, the past 45 years feel almost as though they’ve been frozen. While there were a vast number of resear...

Ken Livingstone Criticises Voter ID Trial As Unfairly Affecting Labour

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

Voters will be forced to show proof of identity under a government pilot scheme aiming to tackle electoral fraud. People will be required to show phot...

Standing Up and Shaping the Agenda: Rejecting Discrimination, Embracing Difference

Matthew Flinders | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Flinders

There is certainly no reason why European staff and students should not feel secure within the British higher education system. It is all possible. But the time has come for universities to stand up, take control and shape the agenda.

What is Atheism+ and do we need it?

Tony Sobrado | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

Much has been said in recent weeks following the unveiling of Atheism+, a form of social idealism enshrined in the philosophical precept of Atheism with its claws firmly wrapped around political philosophy. It is this uneasy marriage of the philosophy of Atheism with the apparent political philosophy of Atheism that has so far been met with appreciation but also bemusement and perplexity by both fellow Atheists and those engaged in mainstream politics.

The Bilderberg Group Conspiracy Theory is Distorted Politics Writ Large

Tony Sobrado | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The Bilderberg Group has an enigmatic aura. One often wonders what exactly gets discussed at these meetings. Perhaps the most important issue is how and why the group exists and how it affects global political economy; or conversely how global political economy affects the activity of the group.