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Calling All Fellow Brexiteers: Can We Hurry Up and Lose the Never-End-Dum?

Georgina Edwards | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Georgina Edwards

I'd hate to be a Negative Nancy, or a fun sponge of any description, but there is no way in hell the Leave camp are going to win the EU referendum. Like with Scottish independence and the Alternative Vote, we will opt for the status quo...

Tory 'Dog Whistle Racism' Inquiry Call

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics

Britain's race equalities watchdog should formally investigate Tory "dog whistle" tactics, Unite the union has urged. The country's biggest trade unio...

Who Can Replace David Cameron?

Will Black | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

The Tories and their media can be like a broken record in their questioning of Jeremy Corbyn's ability to lead the country. However, as David Cameron has already said he will not lead the Conservative Party for a third term, a more pressing question is which Tory is going to be able to take the reins from Cameron.

Following His Resignation IDS Confirms that Pathology Not Economics Underpins Tory Austerity

John Wight | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

Today's economic mauling of the poor and the vulnerable has ushered into being a brutal dystopia for those at the bottom of society and a wondrous utopia for those at the top.

Interpreting Iain Duncan Smith's Resignation

Dan Holliday | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

The austerity narrative is finally being meaningfully punctured from the front bench of the opposition. If Labour maintains this level of pressure it can expect to do rather better than its critics predict in the upcoming local elections.

John Whittingdale's Conservative Conference Speech Sends Twitter Into Confused Meltdown

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

The Conservative Party Press office has been rounded upon by Twitter users after tweeting a quote from John Whittingdale's conference speech. “...

Friends on Benefits

Chris Tavner | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

Fingers crossed I'll snare some people in to reading this blog with its almost sexy sounding title. It's fair to say though that 'friends on benefits' is a lot different to 'friends with benefits'. Simply, having a 'friend on benefits' means only one person is getting fucked.

The Right-Wing Victory - Can We Really Complain?

Cohan Chew | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Politics
Cohan Chew

The election results at the start of the month came as quite a shock. With a Labour-SNP coalition taking the lead at the polls, a Tory majority seemed highly unlikely. However, winning just over 50% of the 650 seats, the Conservative party shamed the pollsters' predictions.

The New Twitter Account '50 Shades Of Tory' Is Just Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We've already had 50 Sheds Of Grey and 50 Shades of Gran. So does the world really need another '50 Shades Of Grey' parody Twitter account? Yes. Ye...

This Tory Name Generator Is Very Childish, But Very Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Childish? Yes. Funny? Definitely. Thanks to the Tumblr Ed Miliband Being Sexy for alerting us to this gem:

The Tory Party Has Tough New Restrictions On Who Can Enter Its Website

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Comedy

A bold, but not entirely unexpected, move from the Tories, here... Thanks to David Schneider, @angryflatcap and David Beresford for the spot....

The Tory Manifesto: When You Ask For Housing, And Get Magic Beans

Steve Doran | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

So, imagine that you and four mates are popping into ASDA on the way to a party. You've each got a quid, and you're heading for the 'one pound a can' offer in the drink aisle. When you get there you spot another sign - twenty cans for a fiver. What course of action makes best business sense?

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

The Tory Manifesto Pledges You Might Have Missed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron launched the Conservatives' election manifesto today - and here were their main pledges (collated for us by David Schneider and David Be...

Tories Launch 'Right To Buy Votes' Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Conservative Party launched its 'right to buy votes' policy today in its 2015 election manifesto. The Tories' pledge to buy the working class v...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Cameron Sidesteps Broadcasters With Offer To Take Part In Online Debate

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics

The election debate could be back on... online. That's the latest "compromise" offered by David Cameron, and a clear slight at the broadcasters that h...

Millionaire Web Marketer Had Second Job As MP

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

A self-proclaimed "multi-millionaire web marketer" has confessed to having a second job as an MP. For years, Michael Green denied that he was also ...

No, 'Guardian', Failure IDS Is Not the Tories' Election 'Secret Weapon'

Nick Stephenson | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

In a world where the Mail points out the failures in a flagship Tory policy and the Guardian falsely eulogises it, it is hard to get a handle on the world around us.

Tory Donors Get Their Own Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Well, it was about time those selfless millionaires who donate to the Tory party were recognised with their own special donor card... (Created for ...

Revealed: What Was Auctioned Off At This Tory Fundraising Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Guests paid up to £15,000 for a table at the Conservatives' recent Black and White Fundraising Dinner, held to raise money for the Tory party's elect...

Time to Raise Your Game - A Team Talk for Andy Burnham and Labour's Health Squad

Dr Louise Irvine | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Louise Irvine

You might be able, in the back rooms of Westminster, to convince one another that you can get away with a less-than-coherent health policy and rely on a lot of talk about the1930s to swing overwhelming public support for the NHS your party's way. But what the Labour Party needs now is a bit more Bevan-style fire in its belly.

Three-Quarters Support £23k Tory Benefit Cap - But Why?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

This comes as no surprise; the drift of anti-welfare opinions has been rightwards for years, and only gets more judgemental. The explanation for why so many are willing to see their fellow citizens living in absolute penury has a few parts.

Where's Your Compassion, Cameron?

Ashley Hames | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ashley Hames

Perhaps I'm being naive but I can no longer accept that things have to be the way they are now, that clobbering the poor and vulnerable is a rational answer to mending our future. We can do things another way, and in time I'm sure we will.

The 'Dry And Dusty' FT Absolutely Savaged Dave's Big Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's speech to Conservative activists at his party's last conference before the general election, promising £7.2 billion of tax cuts, was ...