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The Battle Of Ideas And Arguments: Unions, Guns, Trump And America

Jane Powell | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Powell

I've never found it that easy to know what the 'right' question is when confronting an issue, it has always been more of a visceral search in the dark, guided by instinct rather than reason. But, following on from my last piece, it isn't just the questions that are important, why and how you frame an argument can be absolutely critical and have unintended consequences.

Vince Cable Can Carve Out A New Identity For The Liberal Democrats

Azi Ahmed | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

As leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable has an opportunity to re-brand the party. He will be starting with a clean slate and can carve out distinctive new policies. During the election, I left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats, but a lot of my friends, and people I talk to, are confused about what the party stands for.

The Brexit Honeymoon Is Over

Claire Meadows | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

Is it possible to write anything on Brexit that hasn't already been said?

An Unexpected Election

Joe Moore | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Credit: Jay Allen. Copyright: Crown Copyright So here we have it. A year after the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union we have y...

Analysing Theresa: Inside the Leadership of Mrs May

Claire Meadows | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

Politicians who become PM by accident or circumstance rather than through being opposition leader or winning an election (James Callaghan, John Major, Gordon Brown) often end up disappointing the nation. Behind the surface confidence and episodic displays of clarity of purpose, the signs are mounting that Theresa May could be the next addition to that list.

Buried By Brexit: But What About The Children?

Pam Jarvis | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

In June 2016, national news headlines were dominated by Britain's referendum on whether to remain within or leave the European Union. The debate was b...

The EU Vote Has Been Hijacked By The Tory Right - The SNP Will Fight Against Tory Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Politics
Nicola Sturgeon

Brexit has become Tory Brexit. They are using it as licence for the xenophobia that has long lain under the surface - but which is now in full view. I suspect that many of those who voted to Leave now look at the actions and rhetoric of the Tories and think "that's not what I voted for"... They didn't vote to lower their own living standards or to sacrifice jobs and investment. They didn't vote for our businesses to face tariffs or for holiday-makers to need visas. They didn't vote for the scapegoating of foreigners. I can confirm today that SNP MPs will vote against the Brexit bill when it come before the House of Commons next year.

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Starting To Think About How A Progressive Alliance Could Actually Work

Rupert Read | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Politics
Rupert Read

Plenty of us believe that progressive parties need to start to discuss - to at least consider the possibility of - some kind of electoral pact. A 'popular front' to avoid fragmenting the vote among ourselves in winnable seats looking towards electing a Parliament in 2020 that would have a progressive majority for democratic change. For mending our broken democracy.

London and Paris Are Showing Leadership on Air Pollution, the UK Government Is Not

Seb Dance | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Only rules at a European level can truly clean up the air we breathe. For the sake of the British people, the UK government must stop its drive to undermine these new laws, learn from the mistakes of the past, and take the necessary action to address this growing public health crisis.

Report from North Carolina on the HB2 Bathroom Bill

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Echoing history, this month the US Attorney General filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina alleging that HB2, which requires indi...

Seven Ways Trump Follows in the Footsteps of Ronald Reagan

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.

We Can't Let the Leftist Cultural Onslaught Continue

Alan Grant | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

It is tempting to sit and wait to see how far the absurdity will go and for us on the right to capitalise on the political gains to be made, but I care too much about our culture - something has to be done.

Life to the Full

Ally Paget | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ally Paget

This research comes at a watershed moment for the relationship between charities and government. Life to the Full represents our plea for both to be ambitious - ambitious for what they can achieve when they work together, and ambitious for this too-long-overlooked group of children.

Kneel or No Kneel, The Monarchy Still Doesn't Make Sense

Jess Readett | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

The idea that such a notorious feature of our country is ultimately a system based on the principle that some people are born superior to others undermines all our claims of a more 'equal and fairer Britain' at a time when we really do need it most. Kneel or no kneel, we are a democratic nation striving towards equality, so can we please follow Jez's lead and start acting like one?

An Open Letter to David Cameron (Cuts to the Arts)

Georgia Coan | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics
Georgia Coan

You were lucky enough to have many things handed to you on a plate David. You do not know the struggle of trying to find where you fit in or feeling like a misfit in a society where you 'should' know where you want to be in 5 years time. Please think about the choices you are making.

The Overspending Myth Finally Exposed By the IMF, OECD, Treasury, ONS, OBR and IFS

Ramesh Patel | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ramesh Patel

"I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell" ― Harry S. Truman As more and more people discover the truth on ...

Tessa Can Make Sure Every Child in Our Capital Has Every Chance

Fiona Twycross | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Twycross

We need a Mayor with a proven track record in tackling inequalities, so a child's life chances are not decided just by accident of birth.We need a mayor who can make sure that every child in our capital has every chance. That's why we need Tessa, and that's why I'm backing her.

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Didn't Vote Tory

Alice Carder | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Carder

Politics of fear and hate cannot survive long in the hearts of those who have love and hope. Do not let this election divide and conquer. Unite and survive.

More Women in Parliament - But There's a Hitch

Katie Ghose | Posted 13.05.2015 | 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...