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More Women in Parliament - But There's a Hitch

Katie Ghose | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

We need major reform to ensure May's increased representation of women doesn't become a new 'glass ceiling'. Reforming our archaic voting system, and encouraging wider citizen participation in parties and democracy more generally, could help ensure that the progress we are likely to see this May is not the end of the story.

Legal Aid Access 'Worse Than 1949'

Maya Esslemont | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Maya Esslemont

Access to legal advice is scarcer now than it was in 1949, a damning report by the General Bar Council has claimed. The study, published by the regulatory body last year, claims that cuts to legal aid have left "devastating" implications for those hoping for a fair trial within Britain's criminal justice system.

The Pictures That Show It Was A Big Night On The Town In Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

After pubs were granted special licences to keep serving alcohol all night and into Friday morning, many in Scotland were always going to feel a littl...

To Criminalise Domestic Violence We Need the Public Vote

Rhea Gargour | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhea Gargour

Psychological abuse and coercive control are just as damaging as physical abuse and even though our laws don't yet reflect this, they now have a chance to catch up to the common morality. Moreover, our government is now aware of the fact that our laws are leaving victims of a domestic violence vulnerable at the hands of their abusers.

Dave Sacked The Guy Who Was Meant To Save The NHS From Privatisation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron no longer has a cabinet minister responsible for the controversial trade deal that critics fear could open up the NHS to "irreversible" ...

This Secret Trade Deal May Open Up The NHS To Profit-Making US Firms

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

Most voters in key battleground constituencies want David Cameron to protect the NHS from a new trade deal which campaigners claim threatens privatisa...

Embarrassing News For Dave...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

The British Government has been accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia, after it emerged the UK is continuing to export tens of million...

Nick Clegg Has Perfect Response To 'Sexist' Daily Mail Reshuffle Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Nick Clegg has won the internet for the day. For once, the deputy prime minister has come out of a negative situation triumphantly, presenting the...

Esther McVey Defends 'Demeaning' Daily Mail, Paper's Own Staff Are Appalled

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Esther McVey has revealed she isn't fussed about the Daily Mail's fashion critique of the new "girls" on the Downing Street "catwalk," even though the...

Charlotte Meredith

'Heinously Sexist' Daily Mail Travels Back To 1950s With 'Thigh-Flashing' Reshuffle Coverage | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Esther McVey Defends 'Demeaning' Daily Mail, Paper's Own Staff Are Appalled You may have spotted some breaking news from the Daily Mail thi...

Esther McVey - So Close And Yet Not Far Enough Into Cabinet?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Employment minister Esther McVey could be forgiven for having been left rather underwhelmed by the reshuffle, as the Liverpudlian former TV star was t...

Here Are The Results Of David Cameron's Massive Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has made his big changes for his last major reshuffle before the 2015 general election, with a raft of women promoted to some senior pos...

After 'Cull Of White Middle-Aged Men...' Enter Another White Middle-Aged Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has replaced William Hague as foreign secretary after Hague's shock departure from the cabinet, in a reshuffle dubbed the cull of "midd...

'Racism' Behind Calls To Impeach Obama, Says US Attorney General Eric Holder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Growing calls for the impeachment of President Obama, most recently proffered by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, are partl...

Which Blarites Love Ed, And Which Ones Really Hate Him?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has sought to move the Labour Party on from Tony Blair's "mistakes", which has upset and annoyed some high-profile Blairites. Charles C...

Cheer Up, Your Boss Only Gets Paid 180 Times More Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Executive pay packets have now ballooned to nearly 180 times that of the average worker, a new report has found. The High Pay Centre think-tank use...

Who's On Their Way Up, Or Out, In Dave's Cabinet?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is expected to undertake a major cabinet reshuffle to reshape his top team ahead of the the May 2015 general election, as wild speculati...

Cheney Is STILL Trying To Find A Link Between Saddam And Al-Qaeda

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- A couple of weeks ago, Dick Cheney, along with his daughter (rumoured to be the only willing collaborator), published an opinion piece in ...

Can You Speak Commission?

Susannah Savage | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

Bastardising the English language seems to be Europe's way of punishing Britain for its sins... "Whilst everyone else is making a large and valiant effort to communicate in their second or third language, the lazy, arrogant 'Anglo-Saxons' [sic] never bother to learn other languages and are linguistically inept in any case"

PM Forced To Defend Appointment Of Butler-Sloss After Only One Day

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

David Cameron has been forced to defend the appointment of establishment figure Baroness Butler-Sloss in the wake of difficult revelations that her br...

May Announces Independent Inquiry Into Child Abuse In Government

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

The chief executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) will lead a review into the Home Office handling of hist...

Big Banks Are Threatening People With Dodgy 'Wonga-Style' Lawyers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest banks are hitting customers with legal threats from what appear to be independent lawyers, but are actually names used by the bank's...

'This Secret US-EU Deal Will Make NHS Privatisation Irreversible'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service is facing a "unique risk" of having its services privatised if a secretive major EU-US trade deal goes through, trade unio...

Carney Deputy Warns Housing Market Is 'Biggest Risk' To UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The housing market remains the "biggest risk' to Britain's economy, Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned. Cunliffe, who over...

10 Tory Donors Who Have Dined With Cameron (That You Didn't Know About)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron hosted a lot of business big-wigs for a swanky party fundraising dinner last year, with diners sat at tables costing up to £12,000 and ...