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Why It's Time to Destroy Parliament

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

In return for so little power we elect a small group of people who often have no expertise in government to run a country. In no other field of endeavour would we allow someone with no experience to take control of something so important.

People are not Celebrating Thatcher's Death but Lamenting Her Politics

Will Black | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Much has been made of people downloading the Wizard of Oz song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and turning it into a hit. This created a surreal difficulty for the BBC.

Day Of Rage 2013?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A party celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death - first organised nine years ago - could see hundreds of ex-miners, activists and anarchists descend on ...

Jessica Elgot

Anti-Thatcherites Urged To Channel Funds Into Hillsborough And Miners' Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Two campaigners are urging Thatcher-haters to turn their karma around, by donating to charities that help "victims" of her policies, instead of snipin...

'There Is No Such Thing As Society'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Perhaps more than any other post-war politician, Baroness Thatcher fiercely divided opinions, but the Iron Lady did not shy from controversial headlin...

On The Death of Margaret Thatcher

Sara Sheridan | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

She was horribly, horribly right wing and I find it difficult to forgive her that. Despite believing in the policies she implemented (the woman really thought she was doing good) I look at the society we have today and I can see the scars her policies left behind. Enormous social immobility and a lack of political empathy.

Glasgow Against the Bedroom Tax - Scots Resistance Massing

Gregor Cubie | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Cubie

With protest marches against the 'bedroom tax' just a day away, the Glasgow campaign has gained seemingly inexorable focus and momentum.

Why the Recent Council Tax Rise Is Not Yet the 'New Poll Tax'

Tom Vine | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Vine

The parallels between the previous Conservative government and the current Conservative-led government are clear: further taxes are being imposed on those who are least able to pay them. But where today's situation is different is in the public's response.

Chris Wimpress

'Afterwards, She Became A Bit Of A Monster'..

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Monday the 11th of June 2012 has a particular resonance for veteran politicians, particularly Tories. It's the 25th anniversary of the 1987 general e...

Protest: Violent or Non-Violent?

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

As a fervent believer in pacifism, my heart is well and truly thrusting me in the direction of non-violence. However, my head - and (just occasionally) history - tells me that violent demonstrations are more effective than peaceful ones.