How Corbyn On A Rainbow Unicorn Won The Election (Kinda)

Conor McNicholas | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Conor McNicholas

One of the major factors in the Corbyn Labour resurgence appears to be the increased turn-out of young voters. How much that increase has been is still up for debate (as high as 72% turn-out is claimed but unverified) but, broadly, those constituencies that had the highest percentage of 18-25 year-old voters had the highest swing to Labour.

The London Terrorist Attack Traumatised All Of Us Living In The UK But We Must Not Allow It To Poison And Divide Us

George Kassimeris | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
George Kassimeris

One of the stranger consequences of early 21st-century terrorism and the rise of militant Islam is that it has induced a nostalgia for an earlier kind...

Prime Minister May Must Restore Trust to Deliver a Better Deal for Consumers

Peter Vicary-Smith | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Vicary-Smith

Recent research from Which? has highlighted peoples' fears over the economy. More than half of households expect it to get worse over the next 12 months, that's more than double a year ago.

Jo Cox's Legacy Of Unity, Compassion And Campaigning

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics

Jo Cox, in her own words, making an incredible mark on politics— Huffington Post UK (@HuffPostUK) Jun...

The Prospects for British Trade Are Brightest If We Remain

David Rutley | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Rutley

Now is the time to make the most of our enviable position as a bridge from Europe to the United States and the Commonwealth, not put it at risk. Our m...

Where Do You Vote in the EU Referendum?

Joe Mitchell | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Joe Mitchell

We want to make it as straightforward to take part in decision-making as it is to book a concert ticket, to order some takeaway or to find out who won the football last night. It's time the digital transformation came to democracy.

Trump, Trust and Governance

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ravinder Randhawa

If the 20th century was about revolution and the end of empire, then the 21st century should be about democratic evolution and global connectivity.

Ukip Is On The Brink Of 'All-Out Civil War' In Scotland Claims Candidate

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics

Ukip has accused one if its top candidates of attempting to damage the party days before the elections by calling for a change of leadership in Scotla...

These Chocolate Bars Have As Much Sugar As Fizzy Pop But Still Won't Be Taxed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

The announcement on Wednesday of a sugar tax has made headlines for George Osborne. The Chancellor's plan to apply a levy on sugar-sweetened soft drin...

The Internet Should Be a Positive, Not a Negative, for Young People's Mental Health

David Rutley | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Rutley

Good mental health is as important as good physical health and we owe it to our young people to see that support is available them. We need to accept that children and young people like to be online and use that as an opportunity to harness the power of the internet to identify and address problem behaviours. As Young Minds suggests, we can productively use online solutions that help young people find help, help themselves and help each other.

Looking North at Labour Conference

Paul Worthington | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Worthington

Like most people I attended the Labour Party Conference in Brighton not really knowing what to expect. Would the mood feel like a celebration or a wake? What policy positions would emerge? And what would Jeremy Corbyn focus on in his first speech?

The Great Investment Debate

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Politics
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

The Conservatives should not be complacent, assuming Corbyn will return the UK to the politics of the 1980s. In the great investment debate he has an opportunity to put forward a coherent and distinct growth agenda. The Conservative party should pre-empt this by doing more to end decades of under-investment.

London Is a Desert

Peter Lind | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK
Peter Lind

Khaled sits down in what appears to be an awkward position, his back against the wall. Half sitting, half lying. It is how he sat in his cell in Damaskus. During a total of 12 months, locked up in a cell too small to lie down in, and not high enough to stand up, Khaled was tortured by the Syrian Security forces...

Undecided Voters: Cretins, Duplicitous Cretins or Attention Seeking Cretins?

Freedom Sithole | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Freedom Sithole

There are many things in this world that I find vexing, some of greater import than others. Come election time there is nothing I find more vexing than the undecided voter. Does such a creature truly exist, one week out from an election? I don't buy it for a second, It is my believe that anyone telling you they are an undecided voter at this stage falls into one of three easily defined categories.

A Budget for Helicopters, Church Roofs and Video Gamers but Not for Skills

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

The Chancellor had a good tale to tell about falling unemployment, falling welfare bills, growth in output and living standards. He talked repeatedly about how the government of which he is a member is "fixing the roof as the sun begins to shine." The problem is, if we're not able to train people to do the job, he may find himself having to fix his own roof.

'Cash for Access' - Time for Parliament to Get Its House in Order

John Lehal | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Lehal

What amazes me however, is that, as we have seen in previous 'scandals', there remain a diminishing few Parliamentarians who are so quick to consider outside interests, with not a thought about the risk to public perception of inappropriate influence...

Louise Ridley

The 17-year-old Credited With Kicking Off Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He's a skinny student who isn’t even old enough to vote, yet Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent figureheads in Hong Kong’s unprecedented pro...

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

Backing Bahrain: Britain Can't Promote Human Rights While Simultaneously Arming Dictatorships

Andrew Smith | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

There are few countries where human rights mean as little as they do in Bahrain. Torture and repression are practised regularly by a government that has been suppressing debate and has only intensified its systematic crackdown on opposition voices since the Arab Spring.

'Blaming Individual Bankers Is Lynch Mobbish'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Archbishop Of Canterbury has warned that targeting individual bankers for blame after the financial crisis is “lynch mobbish” behavior. “...

Are the Pensioners Revolting?

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

The grey vote is often assigned wholesale to the Tories - the old, we are told, are inherently conservative, natural backers of austerity, unwilling to take any cuts to their own benefits to help the young. Yet this may not be the case.

Charlie Thomas

Government Cuts To Kids Road Safety Campaigns 'Lead To Tragedy' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Road safety charities and businesses have called on George Osborne to spend more on road safety campaigns for children after the departmental budget w...

Get A Room! The Camerons In Over-The-Top PDA

Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics

It's been a long week for David Cameron. He's fallen asleep while trying to listen to one of his most senior colleagues, he's fought for the limeli...

National Ugly Mugs Scheme - Protecting Sex Workers From Predators

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

Nobody should be denied the basic human right to police protection and access to the justice system.

Political Quiz Of The Week: Going Continental

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics

This week had a distinctly continental flavour to it as the economic crisis continued to rage in Europe, and Francois Hollande was sworn in as French ...