A Political Experience I Will Never Forget - What's Yours?

Serena Cowdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

When I was 20, I did something very ill-advised. Well, obviously I was 20, so most things I did were ill-advised. But this one turned out to be a political experience I'll never forget, so I thought I'd take a little break from election madness to tell you about it.

Gerry Adams Receives 'Credible' Death Threat

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

Gerry Adams has been warned of a "credible" death threat, Sinn Fein said. The party blamed those opposed to the peace process for the message, whic...

The Monarchy - Worth Every Penny of Your 70p?

Paul Marshall | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Paul Marshall

The Queen is dead, long live the... president. And who should this bastion of democracy be? Richard Branson? Boris Johnson? Alan Sugar? Cheryl Cole-shortly to return as the nation's sweetheart?

These Kiwis Aren't Fans Of Wills And Kate, And Aren't Afraid To Say It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

New Zealand republicans made their feelings about the Royal visit Down Under quite plain on Friday afternoon, with an aircraft carrying an anti-monarc...

Will a Small Royal Reshuffle Kick Off Our Biggest Social Change?

Gregor Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

2013 was the year Pope Benedict XVI took the unusual decision of resigning from his post, much to the surprise of those who had followed his works across the world. This year, our own defender of the faith is also resigning - to an extent...

'Bomb Attack' Thwarted On Northern Ireland Border

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A major bomb attack close to the border of Northern Ireland is believed to have been thwarted, with at least two mortars apparently detected by the Ar...

Australian Deputy PM Turns To Bodyline Tactics To Promote Republic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

When sport comes between England and Australia, fireworks - on and off the field of play - can often follow, so it's no surprise the two nations' spor...

There's No Divine Right, Charles

Christopher Wilson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
Christopher Wilson

The chances of Prince William leapfrogging his father to the throne increased dramatically this week. As the Prince of Wales heads further and further into unconstitutional waters by demanding his letters to government ministers remain private, William started to look like a much more eligible candidate for kingship.

My Speech to the UCL Debating Society in Support of Abolishing the Monarchy

Mat Morrisroe | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mat Morrisroe

The motion to abolish the monarchy won the vote in the end and sense won out.

The Difference A Shake Makes?

James Mahon | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Politics
James Mahon

First the Queen visits the Republic of Ireland, speaks Irish and then she surprises us once again and goes a step farther by going to Northern Ireland and shaking hands with Martin McGuinness.

Diamond Jubliee: A Bad Few Days for Journalism

Peter Tatchell | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Judging from the media coverage of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations you'd think that the entire British population are ardent monarchists. Critical, dissenting voices were mostly ignored and sidelined. Journalistic balance and impartiality was supplanted in favour of fawning sycophancy towards the royals.

The Monarchy Makes Britain a Prisoner of Its Past

George Chesterton | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Politics
George Chesterton

"Even the most ardent republicans respect the Queen". And with that statement so ends the debate. Ardent or otherwise, it is tough enough to get a discussion about ending the monarchy going, let alone begin a process that would actually bring about its demise. Conservatives, lower and upper-case c, appear to have this one sewn up as most of Great Britain celebrates her diamond jubilee, during which affection for the person will overwhelm any doubts about the institution. Not only is 'respect for the Queen' the default position in the media and politics, but in a recession the idea of something as unsettling as ending the monarchy can be dismissed as a waste of money and a priority of abyssal insignificance. However, in the long term it is anything but.

Anti-Monarchic Sentiment Prominent During Jubilee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

The Diamond Jubilee is not only the biggest weekend in the royal calendar but also that for the nation's staunch anti-monarchists. The campaign gro...

The Paradox of Conservative Political philosophy in contemporary America

Tony Sobrado | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Conservatism as a political philosophy is difficult to define and locate within a philosophical spectrum. From a traditional standpoint it's more a di...

Why Lucas and her Greens are the Real Alternative

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

The answer is simple, there is only one real alternative; the Green Party; a party that, in truth, may not be able to make a widespread impact but may just be capable of tweaking policies in our favour, resulting in a fairer, safer, greener nation.

The Gravest Development of Our Time

Peter Kellow | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK
Peter Kellow

The financial crisis that broke in 2008 is far from over. It is moving through different phases with different policy initiatives - all of them (print...