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Man Falls Off Westminster Bridge While Taking A Photo

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

A man has been left seriously injured after falling 15-feet off Westminster Bridge in central London. The victim plummeted from the bridge onto a con...

Isabel Hardman Was Right to Call Out the 'Totty' MP - The Media Were Wrong to Name and Shame Him

Jessie Thompson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jessie Thompson

It's obvious from Hardman's tweets that she thought more than once about whether to draw attention to the incident, and quite deliberately didn't mention the MP's name. She spoke carefully, flagging up unacceptable sexist behaviour rather than encouraging a personal attack on the individual that said it.

I've Got All My Sisters With Me - Where Women Are Winning

Jess Phillips | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

There is one thing I think that we women have that our brothers should envy and replicate - we have each other. The relationships I have had with women are life-changing. It is hard to put in to words the awesomeness of female friendship, many writers have tried to get the depth of women's relationships to leap off a page or transmit on to our screens.

18 Things You Missed at National Student Pride 2016

Jamie Wareham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

I currently have MEGA post-pride blues. It's my third year helping out with National Student Pride since it came to London, and in an attempt to boost my levels to those I get when in our luminous pink skinny jeans - I've jotted down my highlights of the Saturday...

Why I'm Joining Greenpeace's Fracking Protest Outside Westminster Today

Tina Rothery | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tina Rothery

We're planning to stay here all day in protest at government plans to force fracking on communities across the country. Today we want to show David Cameron's government - this is what it feels like to have the shale gas industry pushed on you against your own will.

Waiters In Parliament Become Latest Victims Of A Tipping Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Temporary waiting staff in the Houses of Parliament are missing out on tips paid to them by politicians on debit and credit cards. Workers in Parli...

Watch How The US Saw Donald Trump Being Called A 'Wazzock' By MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

MPs in Britain spent three hours debating whether Donald Trump should be banned from the UK for his anti-Muslim remarks - even though the prospects of...

British Muslim MP Invites Donald Trump To Bradford For A Curry

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The member of Parliament for Bradford West has invited Donald Trump to visit her constituency during a debate over whether the Republican presidential...

Donald Trump Trolls MPs Over Oil Price As They Consider UK Ban

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

Donald Trump has threatened to pull his £700m investment from Scotland - and warned his cash has "never been more needed" as oil prices tank. The ...

Foster Care Works - This Must Be Acknowledged

Kevin Williams | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Williams

Good foster care transforms lives and enables young people to flourish. The vast majority of young people in care are living with foster families who love them, and provide the stability and support that will see them grow into confident adults.

Special Adviser-Bashing Is Lazy and Overplayed

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Graeme Demianyk

When Charles Kennedy passed away last year, he was universally and rightly praised for devoting his life to politics. The phrase "career politician" never came up. Is it so reprehensible to make sure a minister hits all his marks compared to being an MP in your 20s? Or a councillor, or any political job?

New Year's Resolutions That I'd Love to See My Tory Counterparts at Westminster Adopt in 2016

Anne McLaughlin | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anne McLaughlin

As a former member of the Scottish Parliament, I'd be tempted to suggest that the light and airy business-like atmosphere of Holyrood might make a refreshing change in working environment for some of my Westminster opposition.

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.

Mao money, Mao problems: a political eulogy for John McDonnell (with a drawing of George Osborne)

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

I suppose I should've drawn Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after his toe-curling response to Big George's spending review last week. But, given that...

This Wednesday, We Have a Chance to Put PR on the Agenda in Westminster

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

At the crux of the issue is this: multi-party politics is here to stay, but our old-fashioned two-party system can't cope with the choices of modern voters. We clearly need a much fairer voting system.

We Will Fight to Protect Our Democratic Rights at All Costs

Jo Stevens | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Stevens

The Government may have numbers on their side, having won a very slim majority at the last election, but we have people power on our side and the desperate actions by Tories show that this is something that they - and we - will never underestimate.

PMQs Is Still Too Much of a Pantomime

Hamish Nicklin | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Hamish Nicklin

As I reflect on PMQs I can't help wondering what would happen if I ran one of my leadership meetings that way, with that lack of respect for another human, with that level of disdain for giving an actual answer and that level of bawdy, sneering, finger pointing. Hang on, it'd be like that other make-believe, pantomime view of the world; The Apprentice.

The Importance of Political Unity on Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

This is our moment, our chance and our time to make create a top class mental health system that can benifit all; through positive unified change. We can only do this together; so sticking on message I encourage all Members of parliament, party activists and councillors to call time on the tribal Political culture that surrounds our politics and come together to save lives, create hope and create a fighting chance for every person who so cruelly suffers from a mental illness

A Challenge to Westminster

Craig Butler | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

Young people and politics has been a combination in the news quite a lot recently, with various to-remain-unnamed politicians stating with great deter...

Radio 4's 'Today in Parliament' Is Celebrating Its 70th Anniversary - I Take a Look Back...

Sean Curran | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK
Sean Curran

Now, in spite of all the TV temptations and digital distractions, Today in Parliament attracts more than a million listeners every week. In times of crisis it is even bigger. In 2003 as parliament debated the case for military action in Iraq, the weekly audience neared three million.

I Felt It Was My Duty to Pass Accusations Against Leon Brittan to the Authorities

Tom Watson | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

I have heard many disturbing and harrowing accounts of child abuse since I asked that question in the House of Commons. It is impossible not to become deeply upset and angry when listening to them. When the death of Leon Brittan was announced, I worried that the justice system would no longer take its course and that the allegations would never be thoroughly investigated... The choice facing anyone who is presented with testimony of this kind is whether to pass it on to the authorities and urge them to investigate or to ignore it. I chose the first option. I felt it was my duty to do so.

Being Human

Jess Phillips | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

Whilst our start was cordially disharmonious, perhaps me and Jeremy Corbyn can take this journey together. Me a new MP, him a new leader. Perhaps we will become less human, more Westminster suited and booted. I doubt either of us will go there willingly or quietly. But we will get closer to it everyday, because when you say what you actually, think and believe, it really hurts when it's dismissed, angrily dissected and ridiculed.

Women at Westminster - When Labour Led the Way

Sarah Gristwood | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Gristwood

So Jeremy Corbyn has announced his shadow cabinet and the report card reads, 'tries hard, has to do better'. Better where women are concerned, anyway....

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.